from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of American rove-beetles, comprising 1 North American species, X. cacti, and about 15 species from South America, characterized by having the marginal lines of the thorax distinct in front, the inner well defined.


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  • The creation of the Sikhote-Alin Nature Preserve and other protected territories in the River Bikin valley, along with the imposition of the temporary ban on the hunting of Manchurian red deer Cervus elaphus xanthopygus (the main prey of Amur tigers) and the total ban on killing the tigers, meant that between the 1930's and 1980's the number of Amur tigers increased several fold.

    Central Sikhote-Alin, Russian Federation


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