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Owen Leo

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Species identification thread (real animals)
« on: March 13, 2016, 02:11:56 PM »
Hey guys am doing my final college science project and i chose to specilise with research on monkeys and baboons. So far I've learned that there are so many rare species of monkeys that I never knew existed, like the Eulemur flavifrons, Propithecus candidus and the Varecia rubra. I am already half-way with the research but am facing some challenges especially with identification of some  species. Today i came across a monkey with big nose on the internet that I've never seen before and I've not been able to gather much information about it so far. I really need to include it in my project,since it may earn me bonus marks. Has someone come across a similar species? Any information about it shall be very much useful to my studies and future career. Please assist me.
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Re: Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 03:42:15 PM »

Proboscis monkey, Nasalis larvatus, by K&M

Hi Owen Leo. The proboscis monkey is described on Wikipedia.

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Re: Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 10:33:13 PM »
oh thanks let me check it out

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 06:24:58 AM »
Can anyone identify what species of duck this is? I'm thinking its a natural hybrid, but i'm not sure. It is about twice the size of a Mallard.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2016, 10:20:43 PM »
Can anyone identify what species of duck this is? I'm thinking its a natural hybrid, but i'm not sure. It is about twice the size of a Mallard.

Looks like a mallard/peking hybrid.
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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 11:31:32 PM »
I know we've got some beetle experts on here, so here are two elaterids and a tenebrionid, all from northwest Georgia, USA. Any thoughts?









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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 11:42:08 PM »
From top to bottom:

Limonius griseus
Melanotus sp., prob M. americanus (if <10 mm)
Meracantha contracta

I am a click beetle specialist (top two) and am writing a monograph of the click beetles of the Southeast, that will include TN and GA
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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 02:20:18 AM »
Thanks, Blaine! I'd love to get a copy of your monograph when it's available.

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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2016, 05:37:39 AM »
I was fishing this morning and caught this young one inch fish, I have never seen this species before. Anyone know what it is? I know its in the Sunfish/Bluegill family, but beyond that, I don't know.
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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2016, 10:58:01 PM »
I was fishing this morning and caught this young one inch fish, I have never seen this species before. Anyone know what it is? I know its in the Sunfish/Bluegill family, but beyond that, I don't know.


Assuming it is form your listed home state, and the orange spots, it's probably an orangespotted sunfish, Lepomis humilis!



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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2016, 03:00:40 AM »
I was fishing this morning and caught this young one inch fish, I have never seen this species before. Anyone know what it is? I know its in the Sunfish/Bluegill family, but beyond that, I don't know.


Assuming it is form your listed home state, and the orange spots, it's probably an orangespotted sunfish, Lepomis humilis!

Yes, I was in my home state. And thanks for the identification, I've never heard of that species. Its a really beautiful looking fish!
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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2016, 09:56:26 PM »
Thanks, Blaine! I'd love to get a copy of your monograph when it's available.

you should post your images to the BugGuide website (http://bugguide.net/welcome). If you post these three beetles do it at the species level and make a note I identified them (I curate beetle images on that site)

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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2016, 02:20:06 AM »
Will do, Blaine!


Acro - good catch! The o-spot is even prettier as an adult. Like many sunfish, it's poorly known to the public because it's too small to be desirable to anglers. All sunnies make great aquarium fish - feisty but hardy.

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Re: Species identification thread (real animals)
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 05:58:36 PM »
Will do, Blaine!


Acro - good catch! The o-spot is even prettier as an adult. Like many sunfish, it's poorly known to the public because it's too small to be desirable to anglers. All sunnies make great aquarium fish - feisty but hardy.

I searched images of it, and apparently it only gets like a few inches long when full grown, so the one I caught was supposedly almost full grown and only about 1 1/2in. And unlike most anglers, I think all fish are desirable!
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