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beaver

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

The beaver is often taken as a type of industry, from its habit of gnawing through tree-trunks to make dams. Recorded from Old English (in form beofor) and of Germanic origin, the word...

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opossum

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

The mythic personality of the opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) permeates the entire Mesoamerican tradition, from the earliest clay figurines to the indigenous narratives of the present day....

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owls

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — History of the Americas.

1 See Strigidae; Strigiformes.

2 (barn owls, bay owls) See Tytonidae.

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