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Animal groups / Re: Old World Monkeys - superfamily Cercopithecoidea
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:09:32 PM »

Rhesus macaque [ID not marked], Macaca mulatta (Nayab), subfamily Cercopithecinae.
This monkey is from a set of 12 assorted wild animals by Nayab, Item No. 199.
The orange color is a bit loud, but the length of the tail looks at least 8 to 9 inches.

Comparision of Rhesus macaque and Japanese macaque [ID not marked], M. fuscata (Nayab).
This Japanese snow monkey has been misidentified as a Rhesus monkey and also as a Barbary ape.
The tail is too short for a Rhesus and too long for a Barbary macaque.
See reply #9 on this thread for a discussion of tail length.

There are at least 21 species of macaques. My IDs are speculative. Your comments are welcome.

Animal toy lines / Re: Little Critterz
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:41:24 PM »
I am very fond of these cute little critterz.

I noticed you've left the figures attached to the cardboard backing, whereas I removed mine. It was glued on well! Now I wonder, was I supposed to leave it attached, i.e. is the card intended to be a proper base, or is it just a matter of preference?

The cardboard base attached to the Little Critterz Bonobo Baby was printed, "Soak in water to remove glue." I pulled the cardboard off first, then soaked the figure. The bottom of the feet scarped cleaned with a fingernail.

Animal groups / Re: Old World Monkeys - superfamily Cercopithecoidea
« on: June 05, 2018, 04:44:47 PM »

Hamadryas baboon ♂, Papio hamadryas (VEB Plaho), subfamily Cercopithecinae

Games / Re: Caption this
« on: June 03, 2018, 06:55:18 PM »
Another pic.

Come here and smell this.

Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: June 03, 2018, 06:50:19 PM »
Edited Reply #21 to change unidentified lemur to brown lemur, Eulemur sp.

No company, right? Is the conclusion that the sculpt is a knock-off of Safari Ltd's ring-tailed lemur, painted to make it look different?

The tag that came with the figure identified the manufacturer as Zhongsheng Toys.
Since the mold was altered to erase the species ID, I do not know if we should say that it is a knock off of the Safari ring-tailed lemur. We left off calling it a generic brown lemur, no species identified. Frequently, a toy maker is content with a generalized ID rather than targeting the collector market.

Games / Re: Caption this
« on: May 31, 2018, 09:54:39 PM »
A new picture in need of a caption. :)

How do you tell a crocodile from an alligator?
One will see you in a while, and the other will see you later.

Animal groups / Re: Plankton and Protozoa
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:54:24 PM »
Your photography is stunning, bmathison. Flat items on a shelf can be difficult to see.
My set is displayed in a shadow box frame hanging on the wall.

Classifieds / Re: The Feedback Thread
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:56:28 PM »
Positive feedback for Croc4theW for prompt payment.
Thanks for letting me know that the 3 PV crocs made it to Canada.

Other/Misc. / Re: cecropia moth (unknown artist)
« on: May 12, 2018, 06:00:29 PM »

Cecropia moth cocoon

Wow! The paper wasp and cecropia moth are works of art. I thought of you, bmathison, while on a walk at a nature center today in Minnesota. Along a path was a cecropia moth cocoon hanging on a sapling, probably ready to hatch any day now.


Hamadryas baboon, Papio hamadryas (Furuta Series 6 #01)

Mother and baby remind us that Mother's Day is coming up soon.

Looking for the Playvision crocs, caimans and gators! I've looked in many places and can't find a place where they are still sold :(

I know a thread was started several years back for the same purpose, and that this particular set is a tough one to find, but if anyone has even a few of these to sell, that'd be great! If not, any recommendations of stores or online sites would be equally appreciated!

I have duplicates for 3 of the figures that you are looking for:
saltwater croc, dwarf caiman, and American alligator.
I will sell them for $5.00 each. Please send me a PM with your shipping address.

New Members / Re: Brazilian biologist wants advice!
« on: April 26, 2018, 02:27:00 PM »
There is this small coati. It shows up in various small sets, although I can't recall the main source.

The coati is manufactured by Nayab, but also sold for Wild Republic.

A set of 12 rainforest animals looks like a coati is included:
sold on Amazon.

Animal groups / Re: Plankton and Protozoa
« on: April 25, 2018, 12:21:51 PM »
uggh, I wish I would have known about these before they got sold out. I have the entire Ikimon set coming though

I came late to that party too.
Hope you will have time to post a review of the Ikimon set when it is delivered.

Animal groups / Re: Plankton and Protozoa
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:01:55 PM »

These acrylic keychain figures were made by Ayano Katayama, sold on a website called Shown with keychains removed. Thanks to Brett and Emiko. Thickness is about 4 mm thick, like two quarter dollars stacked. They complement the new Science Technicolor set of microorganisms.

Amoeba proteus

Brachionus sp., a rotifer

Collections / Re: Brazilian animals sorted by ecoregions
« on: April 21, 2018, 09:32:21 PM »
Good advice, Beetle guy. Welcome, DiegoMoura.
The Takara Tomy set of Amazon animals is available on eBay.
$10 shipping to Brazil.

New for 2018 / Re: Ikimon new for 2018
« on: April 21, 2018, 12:56:47 PM »
One of the marine sets seems to have a Calappa lophos crab (which would be the first not by Kaiyodo), otherwise nothing for me.

Thanks for the crab ID, bmathison. The blue dragon nudibranch is probably Glaucus atlanticus. What we really need are sponges. Is the red figure a finger sponge or red coral?

Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: April 21, 2018, 01:46:08 AM »
Edited Reply #21 to change unidentified lemur to brown lemur, Eulemur sp.

Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:46:55 PM »
Nice photo, Sbell. Another possibility is the mongoose lemur, Eulemur mongoz. Perhaps we could say that the artist created a generalized brown lemur, genus Eulemur, without including field marks for a particular species. Would you recommend that the ID be changed from Unidentified to Eulemur sp.?
As Dr. McCoy from Star Trek might say, I'm a collector not a primatologist!  :)

Animal groups / Re: Prosimians
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:46:39 PM »
Sbell, thanks for reporting about the suggestion on STS that the species is the
white-headed lemur, Eulemur albifrons. The female white-headed is reddish-brown with dark feet, which is a good fit. However, the face and muzzle are dark gray, which is not a good match for the Zhongsheng figure. See an image on Wikipedia. Too bad the figure was not marked with an ID.

Collections / Re: Brazilian animals sorted by ecoregions
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:43:38 PM »
Beautiful displays. There is a set that is hard to find, but single pieces show up in lots on eBay: Play Visions Manu Amazon set of 8, 1998, see on Animal Toy Info.

Can you identify the species of the Safari howler? The genus is Alouatta. My best guess is the black howler.

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