Xantus's hummingbird is found from central Baja California south to the peninsula's tip.
Some examples of species that have been reduced almost to extinction are the Mexican shearwater ("Puffinus opisthomelas"), Cassin's auklet ("Ptychoramphus aleuticus"), and Xantus's murrelet ("Synthliboramphus hypoleucus").
It was founded as the Ethnographic Department of the Hungarian National Museum in 1872. Its first director was John Xantus de Vesey. It formally split from the National Museum in 1947.
The Xantus look-out tower, the symbol of the city, resides on top of a hill and is well lit at night. It is named for John Xantus de Vesey.
The specific epithet, "xanti", commemorate John Xantus, a nineteenth century naturalist active in the United States of America.
Xantus was born in Brooklyn, New York City and raised by a single mother in Queens. graduated from Five Towns College in Long Island, NY.
The type locality is listed as "Cape St. Lucas, (Xantus)" (Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico).
"Lintneria xantus" is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Baja California and north-western Mexico.
Born into a family of musicians. He is the co-founder of bands Trabant (1980–1986) and Balaton (1979–present). Although the bands' songs were not officially released in the 1980s, they became underground hits. He composed film scores for the films of János Xantus, András Szirtes, Ildikó Szabó, Péter Müller Sziámi and Béla Tarr. He also plays the lead role - Irimiás - in the film "Sátántangó". His score for the film "The Turin Horse" was nominated for "the European Film Prize for Best Composer in 2011". He also appears in the cast of Gábor Fabricius' film Eltörölni Frankot.
John Xantus de Vesey a.k.a. de Csíktaplócza ([...] , 5 October 1825 – 13 December 1894) was a Hungarian exile and zoologist. Xantus (the aristocratic title "de Vesey" was an affectation, of which he had several variations) was born Xántus János, in Csokonya, Somogy, Hungary.
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