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QUADRUPED

Quadrupeds walk on four legs.


QUARTZ

Quartz is a common crystalline mineral.


QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S BIRDWING

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing is the biggest butterfly in the world, with a wingspan up to 1 ft (30 cm) wide. The female is brown with cream spots and larger than the male. The male is brown with blue and green markings; it has a bright yellow abdomen. The caterpillar is black with red tentacles, and with a cream-colored spot in the middle of its body. This rare butterfly is found in the lowland forests of northern Papua New Guinea (east of the Owen Stanley Mountains).

QUETZAL

A quetzal is a beautiful rain forest bird with very long tail feathers.


QUININE

Quinine is a chemical that cures malaria, a tropical disease carried by mosquitoes. Quinine is found in the bark of the cinchona tree. South American natives have used cinchona bark to cure malaria for ages, and call the cinchona tree the "fever tree." In 1820, Pelletier and Caventou isolated a quinoline alkaloid from cinchona bark; they called it Quinine.


QUOLL

The Quoll is a cat-sized carnivorous marsupial from Tasmania and Australia.

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