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  •   The Phallostethus Cuulong is a diminutive species of freshwater fish discovered in 2009. It is one of only twenty-two known species of what are known as priapium fish. The Phallostethus Cuulong […]

    Phallostethus Cuulong

      The Phallostethus Cuulong is a diminutive species of freshwater fish discovered in 2009. It is one of only twenty-two known species of what are known as priapium fish. The Phallostethus Cuulong […]

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  •   The Pennantia Baylisiana is a unique species of plant in the family Pennantiaceae. First discovered in 1945, this tree is the rarest known species of tree on the entire […]

    Pennantia Baylisiana

      The Pennantia Baylisiana is a unique species of plant in the family Pennantiaceae. First discovered in 1945, this tree is the rarest known species of tree on the entire […]

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  •   The uniquely shaped….and named….Pigbutt Worm is a newly discovered species of chaetopterid.  In Latin, their scientific name translates as: “resembling a pig’s rear!” The new species was discovered by […]

    Pigbutt Worm

      The uniquely shaped….and named….Pigbutt Worm is a newly discovered species of chaetopterid.  In Latin, their scientific name translates as: “resembling a pig’s rear!” The new species was discovered by […]

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  •   The Gocta Cataracts is an incredible waterfall located in an extremely remote section of the Peruvian jungle. It is the fifth highest waterfall known to man. Though its existence […]

    Gocta Cataracts

      The Gocta Cataracts is an incredible waterfall located in an extremely remote section of the Peruvian jungle. It is the fifth highest waterfall known to man. Though its existence […]

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  •   Though most insects are referred to as bugs, only species in the order Hemiptera are truly bugs. The Wheel Bug is one of the largest true bugs in North […]

    Wheel Bug

      Though most insects are referred to as bugs, only species in the order Hemiptera are truly bugs. The Wheel Bug is one of the largest true bugs in North […]

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  •   The Sunda Colugo is a rare and extremely unusual animal. They are one of only three known species in their genus. Though their existence is well known, they have […]

    Sunda Colugo

      The Sunda Colugo is a rare and extremely unusual animal. They are one of only three known species in their genus. Though their existence is well known, they have […]

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  •   The St Helena Gumwood is one of the ten rarest species of tree on the planet. This rare plant is endemic only to the island of St Helena, in […]

    St Helena Gumwood

      The St Helena Gumwood is one of the ten rarest species of tree on the planet. This rare plant is endemic only to the island of St Helena, in […]

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  •   Australian Ghost Shark is one of the common names given to the Callorhinchus milii. Other common names for this ocean creature include elephant shark and elephant fish. Despite the […]

    Australian Ghost Shark

      Australian Ghost Shark is one of the common names given to the Callorhinchus milii. Other common names for this ocean creature include elephant shark and elephant fish. Despite the […]

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  •   Boracay is the name of a small island that constitutes part of  the Philippines. This geological and botanical marvel is located approximately 196 mi (315 km) south of Manila. […]

    Boracay

      Boracay is the name of a small island that constitutes part of  the Philippines. This geological and botanical marvel is located approximately 196 mi (315 km) south of Manila. […]

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  •   Antlion is the collective name applied to a family of insects containing more than 2,000 known species. The term is more commonly applied to the larval form. The various […]

    Antlion

      Antlion is the collective name applied to a family of insects containing more than 2,000 known species. The term is more commonly applied to the larval form. The various […]

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  •     The Texas Horned Lizard is one of the 14 known species of spike-bodied reptiles in North America. Collectively, these species are known as horned lizards. The Texas Horned Lizard […]

    Texas Horned Lizard

        The Texas Horned Lizard is one of the 14 known species of spike-bodied reptiles in North America. Collectively, these species are known as horned lizards. The Texas Horned Lizard […]

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  •   Menzies Wallflower is the common name of a very rare plant species. This lovely small plant is endemic to only four known small individual areas in California, in the […]

    Menzies Wallflower

      Menzies Wallflower is the common name of a very rare plant species. This lovely small plant is endemic to only four known small individual areas in California, in the […]

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  •   Bobbit Worm is the colloquially based common name for the Eunice aphroditois. This worm is considered one of the most unique and disturbing predators in any ocean. The Bobbot […]

    Bobbit Worm

      Bobbit Worm is the colloquially based common name for the Eunice aphroditois. This worm is considered one of the most unique and disturbing predators in any ocean. The Bobbot […]

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  •   Death Valley is the name of a severe desert valley located in eastern California, in the United States. Its unique geology makes it the driest, lowest, and hottest region […]

    Death Valley

      Death Valley is the name of a severe desert valley located in eastern California, in the United States. Its unique geology makes it the driest, lowest, and hottest region […]

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  •   The Regal Moth is one of the largest species of Lepidoptera in North America.  Their distinctively shaped caterpillar form is known as the Hickory Horned Devil. In terms of […]

    Regal Moth

      The Regal Moth is one of the largest species of Lepidoptera in North America.  Their distinctively shaped caterpillar form is known as the Hickory Horned Devil. In terms of […]

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  •   The Bornean Flat Headed Frog is an extremely unusual species of frog in the Bombinatoridae family. This animal is the only known species of frog that does not possess […]

    Bornean Flat Headed Frog

      The Bornean Flat Headed Frog is an extremely unusual species of frog in the Bombinatoridae family. This animal is the only known species of frog that does not possess […]

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  •   The Bombax is a genus of primarily tropical tree species within the mallow family. This unique plant is endemic to a wide swathe of northern Australia, subtropical portions of […]

    Bombax

      The Bombax is a genus of primarily tropical tree species within the mallow family. This unique plant is endemic to a wide swathe of northern Australia, subtropical portions of […]

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  •   The Barnacle is a type of arthropod in the subphylum Crustacea. They are related to both lobsters and crabs. There are 1,220 known extant species of Barnacle. They may […]

    Barnacle

      The Barnacle is a type of arthropod in the subphylum Crustacea. They are related to both lobsters and crabs. There are 1,220 known extant species of Barnacle. They may […]

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  •   The Sahara is the largest hot desert on earth. Considered “cold” deserts, only the Arctic and Antarctic are larger in total area. The total area of the Sahara is […]

    Sahara

      The Sahara is the largest hot desert on earth. Considered “cold” deserts, only the Arctic and Antarctic are larger in total area. The total area of the Sahara is […]

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  •   The Giant Katydid is the largest known species of katydid on earth. Worldwide, there are approximately 6,400 recognized species of katydid extant. This unique insect is sometimes referred to as […]

    Giant Katydid

      The Giant Katydid is the largest known species of katydid on earth. Worldwide, there are approximately 6,400 recognized species of katydid extant. This unique insect is sometimes referred to as […]

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