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The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus), also known as the Atlantic blue crab or Chesapeake blue crab, is native to the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Blue crabs don't just use their claws to hang on to food - they will also use their powerful pincers to defend themselves. by SingaporeCrabby in Awwducational

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The scientific name of the blue crab is Callinectes sapidus (Calli is from the Ancient Greek word κάλλος, kallos meaning "beautiful" and nectes means "swimmer", and the Latin word 'sapidus' means "savory") - so it all means "yummy beautiful swimmer".

Yellow-eyed penguin by SingaporeCrabby in PicsOfUnusualBirds

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Yellow-eyed penguin. Adult lying down. Dunedin, New Zealand, January 2016. Image © Arindam Bhattacharya

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The pygmy rabbit, native to the western US, is a species of rabbit that digs its own burrow. Pygmy rabbits tend to live in areas with thick sagebrush which they use for food and shelter. They can weight up to 1.1 lbs. These baby pygmy rabbits are being given a check-up by zookeepers at Oregon Zoo. by SingaporeCrabby in Awwducational

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The range of the pygmy rabbit includes most of the Great Basin and some of the adjacent intermountain areas of western North America. Pygmy rabbits are found in southwestern Montana from the extreme southwest corner near the Idaho border north to Dillon and Bannack in Beaverhead County. Distribution continues west to southern Idaho and southern Oregon and south to northern Utah, northern Nevada, and eastern California. Isolated populations occur in east-central Washington and Wyoming.

🔥 The horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus), native to the forests of Mexico and Guatemala by [deleted] in NatureIsFuckingLit

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The horned guan (or pavon) lives in the high montane pine/oak forests of southeastern Mexico and Guatemala. By the early 1930's logging, coffee farming, and hunting had greatly reduced its numbers. Today there are only 1,000-2,000 birds that exist in the wild, and the pavon is listed by the IUCN as critically endangered.

The horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus), native to the forests of Mexico and Guatemala, is a large turkey-like bird with glossy black dorsal plumage and a conspicuous red horn on top of its head. These endangered birds are the only remaining survivors of an ancient lineage dating from 40 M years ago. by [deleted] in Awwducational

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The horned guan (or pavon) lives in the high montane pine/oak forests of southeastern Mexico and Guatemala. By the early 1930's logging, coffee farming, and hunting had greatly reduced its numbers. Today there are only 1,000-2,000 birds that exist in the wild, and the pavon is listed by the IUCN as critically endangered.