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The species of February 2015

   Name: Eurasian coot Scientific Name: Fulica Atra Kingdom: Animals Taxonomy: birds (Aves) Class: Gruiformes Family: Rallidae Genus: Fulica Species: F. Atra Description The Eurasian coot has the scientific name Fulica Atra in Latin, which is rendered in Greek as “bald head”. In Cyprus, you may have heard it as ...

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The species of December 2014

Name: Blackbird Scientific name: Turdus merula – Linnaeus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeniformes Family: Turdidae Genus: Turdus Description The male is black with the exception of the eye ring and the beak which are yellow. The female has a dark brown color on the upper part (wings, ...

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The species of November 2014

  Name: Autumn Lady’s-tresses Scientific name: Spiranthes spiralis (L) Chevall Family: Orchidaceae                                                                             ...

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The species of October 2014

  Name: European bee-eater Scientific name: Merops Apiaster Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Coraciiformes Family: Meropidae Genus: Merops                                       Description: It is a colorful bird with an impressive plumage that ...

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The species of September 2014

  Name: Soapwort Scientific name: Saponaria cypria – Boiss Family: Caryophyllaceae                                                                               ...

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The Species of August 2014

Name: Cyprus whip snake Scientific name: Hierophis cypriensis Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Colubridae Genus: Dolichophis                                                                ...

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The species of July 2014

  Name: Alpine Caper Bush Scientific name: Capparis spinosa var.canescens – Cosso Family: Capparaceae                                                                         ...

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The Species of June 2014

Name: Potamon potamios Scientific name: Potamon potamios – Olivier 1804 Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Malacostraca Order: Decapoda Family: Potamidae   Description It is a medium or large freshwater crab with brown colors. Its shell is covered with an organic substance, which is secreted by the subcutaneous tissue and which is ...

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