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PHOTOS: The World's 100 Most Threatened Species

Scientific Name: Natalus primus Common Name: Cuban Greater Funnel Eared Bat Category: Bat Population: < 100 individuals (est 2005) Threats To Survival: Habitat loss and human disturbance

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Let us also be sure to mention that the scientific name for the group of nightjars is Caprimulgiformes. “Caprimulgus” is Latin for “goatsucker,” a name they still have, and they were so named because in their twilight flights to catch insects attracted to livestock, it seemed to humans that they were drinking the milk from their goats. And you know what the word for “goatsucker” is in Spanish? “Chupacabra.”

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Artist: Hariz Soe’oed Info from Soe’oed: “This project named as could be seen on picture “Peril of Arachnida” ...

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The opossums, also known by their scientific name Didelphimorphia, make up the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere, including 103 or more species in 19 genera.

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PHOTOS: The World's 100 Most Threatened Species

Scientific Name: Rhyncocyon spp Common Name: Boni Giant Sengi Category: Sengi Population: Unknown (declining) Threats To Survival: Highly restricted habitat and distribution, security issues, oil development in area with associated increase in human population in area

Silky Anteater - Cyclopes didactylus This cute creature is a Silky Anteater, also referred to as Pygmy Anteater, and scientifically named Cyclopes didactylus (Pilosa - Cyclopedidae). It is unique in...

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PHOTOS: The World's 100 Most Threatened Species

Scientific Name: Actinote zikani Common Name: None Category: Butterfly Population: Unknown, one population remaining Threats To Survival: Habitat degradation due to pressure from human populations

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Understanding Latin Botanical Names - GENUS (group of similar plants) is listed 1st and capitalized, SPECIES (group within the genus) is lowercase & 2nd part of name, describes the size, color, where originated, or who studied it. The VARIETY is indicated by "var." and is a subgroup of the species. CULTIVARS are enclosed in single quotes. They're bred for desirable characteristics & must be propagated by humans. HYBRID is denoted with an "X" and is a cross between 2 species

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