(Greek > Latin: a suffix that is used to form hundreds of words that mean: similar to, resembling, like, characterized by, or of the nature of)
This element is also utilized to form abstract nouns; feminine common nouns; and it is used in chemistry to form names of alkaloids and bases or names of elements.
2. The Cuculidae family has about 130 species of birds (Cuculiformes) consisting of cuckoos and roadrunners.
Cuckoos are found in woodland habitats worldwide, are commonly migratory, and many Old World species are nest parasites (dumping a smaller bird’s eggs out of the nest and replacing them by laying cuckoo eggs and leaving them to be cared for by the host bird).
Roadrunners are terrestrial in open arid regions and feed on invertebrates, small vertebrates, and fruit.
2. From the Culicidae family, mosquitoes that are a cosmopolitan family of small dipteran insects (flies) of primary medical and veterinary importance which comprise about 3 000 species.
Adults have piercing proboscis [noses] for feeding on nectar (males) or blood (females). Their larvae are aquatic, living suspended beneath the surface film of various water places. Some species transmit pathogens causing malaria, yellow fever, filariasis (caused by filarial worms), and dengue (an infectious tropical disease that is characterized by severe pains in the joints and back, with fever, and rash).
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2. Belonging to the carp family, Cyprinidae, that includes carps, minnows, and barbs.
They are a very large family of omnivorous or herbivorous freshwater cypriniform teleost fishes with worldwide distribution except for Australia, New Zealand, and South America.
They have bodies that are typically moderately compressed with thin lips, adipose fins are absent with about 1600 species, many are important as food-fish and used widely in pisciculture.
2. Of the family Cypselidae birds, comprising the swifts.
Their habits are mainly nocturnal and terrestrial).
2. Of the family Didelphidae, opossums include about 70 species of mostly small arboreal or terrestrial marsupials widespread in South and Central America with single species extending to Canada with prehensile tails and habits of crepuscular to nocturnal.
Being crupuscular means, active during twilight hours; of the dusk and dawn.