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Friday, May 20, 2016

Animals Named After Grenada

At least five species are named after GRENADA, a tiny Caribbean island country located about 144 kilometers north of Venezuela's Paria Peninsula (post link). These species are the Grenada Bank Blindsnake, Grenada Groundsnake (Shaw's Dark Ground Snake), Grenada Dove, Grenada Flycatcher bird, and New Grenada Drum (Ethelwynn's Drum) fish. Grenada's name originated from the French word for pomegranate, la grenade. There are plenty of pomegranate trees growing throughout Grenada's main island and smaller islands, and the fleshy fruit is considered a national symbol.

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