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  • 161List of mammals of Canada — The North American Beaver, Castor canadensis, is the national animal of Canada This is a list of the mammal species recorded in Canada. There are approximatively 200 mammal species native to Canada. Its large territorial size and variety of… …

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  • 162bat — bat1 /bat/, n., v., batted, batting. n. 1. Sports. a. the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball. b. a racket, esp. one used in badminton or table tennis. c. a whip used by a jockey. d. the act of using a… …

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  • 163chile — /chil ee/, n. chili. * * * Chile Introduction Chile Background: A three year old Marxist government was overthrown in 1973 by a dictatorial military regime led by Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was installed in 1990 …

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  • 164Chile — Chilean, adj., n. /chil ee/; Sp. /chee le/, n. a republic in SW South America, on the Pacific Coast. 14,508,168; 286,396 sq. mi. (741,765 sq. km). Cap.: Santiago. * * * Chile Introduction Chile Background: A three year old Marxist government was… …

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  • 165fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …

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  • 166Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …

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  • 167reptile — reptilelike, adj. reptiloid /rep tl oyd /, adj. /rep til, tuyl/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the… …

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  • 168biogeographic region — Introduction       area of animal and plant distribution having similar or shared characteristics throughout.       It is a matter of general experience that the plants and animals of the land and inland waters differ to a greater or lesser… …

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  • 169Fabales — ▪ plant order Introduction  order of dicotyledonous flowering plants in the Rosid I group among the core eudicots. The order comprises 4 families ( Fabaceae, Polygalaceae, Quillajaceae, and Surianaceae), 754 genera, and more than 20,000 species.… …

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  • 170Nearctic ecozone — For the thoroughbred racehorse, see Nearctic (horse). The Nearctic is one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earth s land surface. The Nearctic Ecozone The Nearctic ecozone covers most of North America, including Greenland and the… …

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  • 171Neotropic ecozone — For the musical artist, see Neotropic (band). The Neotropic Ecozone In biogeography, the Neotropic or Neotropical zone is one of the eight terrestrial ecozones. This ecozone includes South and Central America, the Mexican lowlands, the Caribbean… …

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  • 172Cloud forest — Tree ferns in cloud forest on Mount Kinabalu, Borneo A cloud forest, also called a fog forest, is a generally tropical or subtropical evergreen montane moist forest characterized by a persistent, frequent or seasonal low level cloud cover,… …

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  • 173Geographical zone — Each of the five main latitude regions of the earth s surface is said to be a geographical zone, divided by the major circles of latitude. The differences between them relate to climate, and the behaviour of the sun. They are as follows: *The… …

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  • 174Fauna of Asia — is all the animals living in Asia and its surrounding seas and islands. Since there is no natural biogeographic boundary in the west between Europe and Asia, the term fauna of Asia is somewhat elusive. Asia is the eastern part of the Palearctic… …

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  • 175Biodiversité de la Nouvelle-Zélande — Environnement naturel en Nouvelle Zélande Aube au mont Ruapehu L environnement naturel en Nouvelle Zélande, un grand archipel entre la mer de Tasman et le Pacifique, est l une des plus particulières du monde du fait de son long isolement des… …

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  • 176Environnement naturel en Nouvelle-Zélande — Aube au mont Ruapehu L environnement naturel en Nouvelle Zélande, un grand archipel entre la mer de Tasman et le Pacifique, est l un des plus particuliers au monde du fait du long isolement de cet archipel d avec les terres continentales. La… …

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  • 177desert — desert1 desertic /di zerr tik/, adj. desertlike, adj. /dez euhrt/, n. 1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert. 2. any area …

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  • 178tree — treelike, adj. /tree/, n., v., treed, treeing. n. 1. a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk, ordinarily growing to a considerable height, and usually developing branches at some distance from the ground. 2. any of various shrubs,… …

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  • 179Tree — /tree/, n. Sir Herbert Beerbohm /bear bohm/, (Herbert Beerbohm), 1853 1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm. * * * I Woody perennial plant. Most trees have a single self supporting trunk containing woody tissues, and in …

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  • 180Brassicales — ▪ plant order Introduction  order of flowering plants that includes cabbages (cabbage) and capers, as well as mignonette, mustard, and nasturtiums (nasturtium). Brassicales includes 17 families, 398 genera, and 4,450 species. There are five… …

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