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The species of November 2020

    Name: Oriental plane tree Scientific Name: Platinus Orientalis Family: Platanaceae   Description The plane tree is a deciduous tree over 30m tall, with a straight trunk and rich foliage. The bark of this tree is brown and often shows a small degree of exfoliation and sometimes reveals the ...

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The species of October 2020

  Name: Lesser grey shrike Scientific name: Lanius minor Family: Laniidae     Description It is a large bird, whose length is 20 cm [4.5] and its weight is 22-40 gr. Its wingspan reaches 32-34 cm [4]. The head and back of the ashes are light gray, while the lower part has ...

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The species of September 2020

  Name: Mt. Atlas mastic tree  Scientific name: Pistacia atlantica Family: Anacardiaceae       Description Mt. Atlas mastic tree is a large deciduous tree with a wide crown and a height of up to 15 meters. It is known by the scientific name Pistacia atlantica. The genus Pistachio, to ...

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The Species of August 2020

  Name: Cypriot Scorpion Scientific name: Mesobuthus Cyprius Family: Buthidae         Description This scorpion has a brownish-brown color, which can be considered as red, especially if observed from a distance [1]. It ranges in size from 3 to 19 cm [5], has four pairs of legs, a ...

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The species of July 2020

Name: Common Myrtle Scientific name: Myrtus communis Family: Myrtaleae     Description Common Myrtle with the scientific name Myrtus communis, is an evergreen shrub up to 3 meters tall. Common Myrtle belongs to the Myrtaleae family. The leaves of the Common Myrtle are small and have a dark green glossy color [1-4]. Its ...

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The species of June 2020

    Name:  Black Francolin Scientific name: Francolinus francolinus Family: Phasianidae       Description The Black Francolin with the scientific name Francolinus francolinus is a bird with beautiful colors that impresses. It belongs to the family of Phasianidae, where the partridge also belongs and is a native species, it not only ...

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The species of May 2020

    Name: Judas-tree Scientific name: Cercis siliquastrum Family: Cupressaceae       Description The Judas tree is a deciduous shrub or tree up to 4 to 10 m tall. It is characterized by its open Branches, which is loaded with thin reddish-brown twigs. The special feature of its leaves ...

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The species of April 2020

    Name: Levant water frog Scientific name: Pelophylax bedriagae Family: Ranidae     Description The Levant water frogs are somewhat thick and have long hind legs with five fingers attached to a membrane. While their two front ends have four non membrane-bound fingers. Observing a Levant water frog will notice its big ...

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The species of March 2020

  Name: Phoenician juniper Scientific name: Juniperus phoenicea L. Family: Cupressaceae     Description The Phoenician juniper is an aromatic, short, silver shrub or small tree, up to 10m high. The flowers are small and on the top small branches, the males are small weeds and the females are also cones, with a dark ...

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The species of February 2020

    Scientific name: Propomacrus cypriacus Family: Euchiridae       Description Propomacrus cypriacus is a large and impressive Coleoptera, a beetle, with a length of 40 mm and glowing black-brown colour. Features are the two pointed ends at the side of the chest and the very long, sawn, front legs [1,2,3]. ...

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