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Title: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 14, 2012, 01:33:58 PM
A new game - Name that critter :D Here's a picture of an obscure animal species. The challenge is to identify it. Whoever can name it can then post a picture of another obscure species to be identified. And so on...

(http://ghsdawgs.com/life/laurenweldy/2161225109_3f8116b4b8.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 14, 2012, 01:45:46 PM
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana. ;D Hehe, I have the Kaiyodo figure of that one...

Just wait, I'll have a new one within a few minutes...

Edit: Okay, I've got one... :)

(http://content64.eol.org/content/2012/11/29/06/31174_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 14, 2012, 07:52:39 PM
I do believe that is the business end of a Mexican mole lizard, Bipes biporus. I had to do a bit of research on this one though! Here it is, weird indeed!:
(http://static.environmentalgraffiti.com/sites/default/files/images/mex-molelizard.jpg)

I feel we are all going to learn something from this thread!

And a new one:
(http://www.ps-cycads.com/webboard/A578108.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: sbell on December 14, 2012, 08:26:49 PM

And a new one:
(http://www.ps-cycads.com/webboard/A578108.jpg)

Cycad weevil! Antliarhis zamia

now a weird one...

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ03Tan7ieMdBWKF2zBr7TX92ufdmyFYD8KF-JIQzZBskVXc5SAVw)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 14, 2012, 08:44:41 PM
Correct! Hose-nosed cycad weevil. Appropriate name.  :))

As for the next one, I couldn't tell you what class it belongs to, let alone what species! Would you have a larger picture perhaps?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: sbell on December 14, 2012, 09:28:40 PM
Correct! Hose-nosed cycad weevil. Appropriate name.  :))

As for the next one, I couldn't tell you what class it belongs to, let alone what species! Would you have a larger picture perhaps?

I can't seem to find a larger one (yet), but this might be clearer:

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9RzcXW8OnnR1p_j_3ZDs3kuWFZq17ilxMFReTigF2M5Fa4CDY)
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTTEX-My9Ukf9oEMbWBYh15jBZO7CP5tJHCS3yBAFjAIp277SJ8rg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 14, 2012, 10:09:47 PM
It's a type of pipefish isn't it. But what species...that I must find out.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: sbell on December 14, 2012, 10:53:24 PM
It's a type of pipefish isn't it. But what species...that I must find out.

It's not though! It's even weirder than that.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 14, 2012, 11:43:54 PM
Snipe eel! :)


Here's one: >:D
(http://www.kiwifoto.com/images/galleryphotos/thayers_gull/thayers_gull_B13K5132.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 15, 2012, 11:32:57 AM
Good work on the snipe eel, Varanus, that one had me stumped!

I recognised your critter as a gull, but couldn't say what species. Until, that is, I saw the name in the .jpg URL. oops. I hereby disqualify myself  from this round  :-X
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 16, 2012, 12:14:58 PM
All right, all right! It's a Thayer's gull, Larus thayeri.  O:-)

This next one would be equally at home in the creatures that give you heebie jeebies (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,44.0.html) thread  :o


(http://www.futtertiere24.de/xtcommerce/images/product_images/popup_images/1024_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 16, 2012, 02:57:36 PM
A spider with a shield in his abdomen  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 16, 2012, 03:58:28 PM
Hmm, I guess we have to be more specific - it's a trapdoor spider (family Ctenizidae) of the genus Cyclocosmia, possibly C. ricketti. They use the rear end of their opisthosome to close their burrows. :)

Okay, this one is one of the most famous among its relatives and has a vernacular name that's as catchy as the animal itself so it shouldn't be hard... ;):
(http://www.divetime.com/images/photos/assets/0/36850-work-022.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 16, 2012, 07:22:09 PM
In Spain, the name of this animal is Spanish dancer  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 17, 2012, 12:07:16 AM
In Spain, the name of this animal is Spanish dancer  ^-^.
Yes, that's it! :)
Now it's your turn!
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 17, 2012, 09:31:58 AM
Ok  ^-^ this is one of my favorite insects

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/14633753.jpg)

Any idea  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 17, 2012, 09:42:32 AM
Well, maybe I'm not into insects but isn't it Emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia)? :)

If yes, here is the picture to guess :)
 
(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/huon-t10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=621&u=15409600)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 17, 2012, 11:02:52 AM
Oh, that's a Huon Tree Kangaroo, Dendrolagus matschiei! :)

Okay, what species do we have here? :o
(http://www.fauna-flora.org/wp-content/uploads/CLPfrogs18April.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 17, 2012, 04:04:51 PM
Well, maybe I'm not into insects but isn't it Emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia)? :)

If yes, here is the picture to guess :)
 
(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/huon-t10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=621&u=15409600)

Sorry but your answer is incorrect friend  ^-^. It is not Saturnia pavonia
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 17, 2012, 04:42:31 PM
@Jetoar Oh, then I truly have no idea :o Ok, I think I found it, it must be Great peacock moth yes? :D (Saturnia pyri)

@Brontodocus I couldn't find these frogs anywhere at all. But they really look amazing :D And yes, the name of kangaroo species is correct ;)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 17, 2012, 08:10:07 PM
Hehe, they aren't easy to find, they are endemic to China. ;D Kidding, I knew they'd be a bit harder to find out. >:D BTW, only the males look like that.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 17, 2012, 08:47:23 PM
Hehe, they aren't easy to find, they are endemic to China. ;D Kidding, I knew they'd be a bit harder to find out. >:D BTW, only the males look like that.

OK, I found it, it's Vibrissaphora boringii  ;D Emei moustache toad, yes? :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 17, 2012, 08:52:30 PM
OK, I found it, it's Vibrissaphora boringii  ;D Emei moustache toad, yes? :)
Yes, that's it. Congrats! :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 17, 2012, 09:19:26 PM
OK, then here is one pretty bird to guess :)

(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/pretty10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=622&u=15409600)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 17, 2012, 10:10:17 PM
Hmm, it's a bulbul of some type.  Perhaps the White-spectacled Bulbul, Pycnonotus xanthopygos?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 17, 2012, 10:32:12 PM
Yes, exactly this one :D What is Your animal to guess? :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 18, 2012, 12:42:32 AM
One of my favorite fish :)

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu280/djjd21wales/081.jpg)

Sorry about the poor photo, it was the only I could find that didn't have the name in the url. ^-^
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Himmapaan on December 18, 2012, 12:53:25 AM
I'm not making any guesses, but I just wanted to observe that the Cyclocosmia which Andre posted on the last page looks as though it could be designed by a Mesoamerican culture. Amazing!
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 18, 2012, 12:55:34 AM
Hehe, it really does. :) But it was Adam who posted it.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Himmapaan on December 18, 2012, 01:08:44 AM
Hehe, it really does. :) But it was Adam who posted it.

Ack, sorry! I honestly meant Adam but typed your name!  :o It's late and I've been working all evening.  :-[
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 18, 2012, 01:55:56 PM
Just to let you know, I'm still having a hard time trying to figure out what fish this is. :-\ My first thought was a fusilier but I found none that match. Or a Fusilier Damselfish, Lepidozygus tapeinosoma, but that doesn't match properly, either. Many colourful reef fish are hard to identify and highly variable in colour and growth stages may look completely different (as males and females often do, too). Phew, I won't say I give up but I don't think I'm really close to identify this one, it may well be something completely unrelated to those I was thinking of. :-\
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 19, 2012, 12:02:13 AM
Just to let you know, I'm still having a hard time trying to figure out what fish this is. :-\ My first thought was a fusilier but I found none that match. Or a Fusilier Damselfish, Lepidozygus tapeinosoma, but that doesn't match properly, either. Many colourful reef fish are hard to identify and highly variable in colour and growth stages may look completely different (as males and females often do, too). Phew, I won't say I give up but I don't think I'm really close to identify this one, it may well be something completely unrelated to those I was thinking of. :-\

No, not a fusilier, good guess though. :)  Here's a hint:  the family this fish belongs to is popular with aquarists, though they are not particularly hardy; it also contains larger species that are popular sportfish.  A note about what you said on the variability of coloration: this species has an amazing ability that is comparable to that found in cephalopods, but on a much more colorful scale. :))
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 19, 2012, 06:51:58 PM
Flashing tilefish (Hoplolatilus chlupatyi)‎. Oooo - how cheeky to pick an animal that can change its appearance! So, I see your tilefish and raise you a:

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/12/07/article-2071125-0F1620FC00000578-757_964x1033.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 19, 2012, 08:41:51 PM
Flashing tilefish (Hoplolatilus chlupatyi)‎. Oooo - how cheeky to pick an animal that can change its appearance!

 ;D O:-)

Hmm, well yours is clearly a katydid or grasshopper of some sort (and a very well camouflaged one at that!), but what kind....



....I'm back, and I think it's a Spiny Tree Katydid, Phricta spinosa.  I'm probably way off, there's so many well camouflaged katydids out there! :o
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 20, 2012, 09:42:54 AM
You are right about it being a katydid, but it is a different genus.  >:D There's a clue in the picture to its common name - what's the green stuff it's sitting on?  ;)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 20, 2012, 11:01:50 PM
So then it would be a Moss-mimic Katydid, Haemodiasma tessellata? :) And apparently it's still a nymph.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on December 20, 2012, 11:32:35 PM
So then it would be a Moss-mimic Katydid, Haemodiasma tessellata? :) And apparently it's still a nymph.

I think you are correct! The original picture (taken in Costa Rica) doesn't specify what genus it is, and so I had identified it at a moss katydid (Championica montana), or spiny moss katyid (C. pilata). However, I don't know for sure, and so I readily bow to your wisdom! Both genera are from Costa Rica, in any case. So...your turn :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 21, 2012, 12:58:03 AM
I'm not entirely sure. It may be a Championica or a Haemodiasma. I've never seen them other than on photos and I don't know to which of these the nymph in the photo belongs. :-\ Well then...
Hmm, I hope this one isn't too easy. It was first described from a certain place in Europe... ;)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Bpg4vmZ5l0Q/UH63W81dziI/AAAAAAAAAfs/xlRcKoTaUnA/s1600/DSC_0005-imp.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 21, 2012, 02:43:55 AM
Is that the predatory flatworm Bipalium kewense?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 21, 2012, 09:32:58 AM
Hehe, yes, it is! :) It was first described from Kew Gardens.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 21, 2012, 07:50:48 PM
Hes is a creepy crawler  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 22, 2012, 07:44:22 AM
Time for a reptile. :))

(http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/imgs/512x768/0000_0000/0508/1426.jpeg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 22, 2012, 01:27:30 PM
Switak's Banded gecko (Coleonyx switaki) perhaps?  ^-^
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 23, 2012, 12:24:32 AM
Switak's Banded gecko (Coleonyx switaki) perhaps?  ^-^

Exactly that!
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 23, 2012, 11:40:47 AM
OK, so here is my animal :)

(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/yellow10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=638&u=15409600)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 23, 2012, 12:24:47 PM
Hey, that's apparently Linda's Tree Frog, Hyloscirtus lindae! :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 23, 2012, 02:31:48 PM
Yes, that's it :D I think it's s pretty frog, isn't it? :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 24, 2012, 10:29:21 PM
Absolutely, and quite an obscure one, too! :) It's figured in the "Terrarien-Atlas" vol. 2 by Hans-Joachim Herrmann but the distinctive fingertips were almost invisible in the photo that was in that book so I still had a hard time finding it out.

Hmm, I'll try a photo that I took myself this time...
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/289342_2169813123150_330089_o.jpg)
Okay, some hints may be necessary here - it's not an adult, it is a synanthrope (photo was taken in our kitchen) but it is not a pest. It has been introduced to North America so it has a holarctic distribution. ;D
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 25, 2012, 06:06:37 AM
This one took me quite a bit of searching, but I think I've finally got it.  Is it a Masked Hunter, Reduvius personatus?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 25, 2012, 10:17:01 PM
Yes, that's it. Congrats! :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 27, 2012, 02:43:02 AM
Here's a cool one! :D

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/sisnCK-iif6JC57KnqY_qw7KsEfC35N7ve-_v-ZrMk45mhC6mBaI-j4CCFZAUTYkrtMSJ1e2gWHJyXOIeFNI=s580)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 27, 2012, 08:13:30 AM
Yes, it's one of the most beautiful diploglossids. But this is an easy one (I guess it's too popular?), it's Kuhl's Galliwasp, Diploglossus monotropis. :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 27, 2012, 02:10:11 PM
He is very beautiful reptile  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Balaur on December 27, 2012, 07:19:53 PM
Colourful reptile!  Not sure what it is. Hmmm. THis is a great game!  ;)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 28, 2012, 11:19:28 AM
Sorry, but I believe I've already solved it. I just didn't find a proper new one - until now:

(http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7650545-md.jpg)
Brings back memories, I've been breeding these somewhere between 1995 and 1997. Tiny but really nice and less cannibalistic than many other species.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 28, 2012, 07:36:48 PM
Is a kind of Orchidean mantis?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 28, 2012, 07:40:42 PM
Is a kind of Orchidean mantis?
Not exactly - same family, though! ;)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 29, 2012, 03:19:34 AM
I think this is incorrect, but is it Acanthops parafalcata?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 29, 2012, 08:41:03 AM
I think this is incorrect, but is it Acanthops parafalcata?
No, not Acanthops, sorry. The key to identifying it are the raptorial legs of this one with the colourful and greatly enlarged femur. :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 29, 2012, 10:03:10 AM
I dont know this specie  :(.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 29, 2012, 05:25:23 PM
In the family with Orchidean mantis? May this be Hestiasula brunneriana? :) (don't know common name, I only found it on wikipedia  :-[ )
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 29, 2012, 05:31:14 PM
In the family with Orchidean mantis? May this be Hestiasula brunneriana? :) (don't know common name, I only found it on wikipedia  :-[ )
Hooray, yes, it's Hestiasula brunneriana! :D The vernacular name is "Boxer Mantis" although they are not boxing with their raptorial legs. Instead they use their enlarged femora for some sort of intraspecific communication, whenever two specimens meet each other they show their raptorial legs and almost wave them like a flag - by this they avoid preying on each other and several individuals can be kept together. :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on December 29, 2012, 09:55:04 PM
congratulations  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 29, 2012, 11:01:18 PM
Edit:  Note to self, check to see that one is actually on the most recent page of the thread. ;D

Anyway, congrats Ana!  I think I was stuck on the wrong family of mantids.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 30, 2012, 11:08:45 AM
OK, my question is about bird, perhaps it's not difficult at all but I love this species and would like to show it here :)

(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/balckb10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=641&u=15409600)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on December 31, 2012, 04:45:21 AM
I believe those are Velvet Scoters (Melanitta fusca). :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 31, 2012, 08:04:11 AM
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee26/Weeze1990/reptiles_Cycas2_zps2c2c33bc.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 31, 2012, 10:02:37 AM
Tyrantqueen, I'm pretty sure it's Varanus' turn, sorry:
I believe those are Velvet Scoters (Melanitta fusca). :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on December 31, 2012, 10:55:53 AM
I believe those are Velvet Scoters (Melanitta fusca). :)

That's correct :D
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: tyrantqueen on December 31, 2012, 05:13:52 PM
Quote
Tyrantqueen, I'm pretty sure it's Varanus' turn, sorry:
Sorry, my bad.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on January 01, 2013, 12:29:37 AM
Hooray for little, obscure, brown birds! ;D
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6104/6224632592_8ce11e39b3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on January 02, 2013, 03:18:27 PM
It is a a one kind of sparrow?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on January 02, 2013, 06:03:41 PM
Small brown birds are usually hard to guess ^-^ I think this one is not coming from Europe, am I right?   :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on January 03, 2013, 01:44:41 AM
It is a a one kind of sparrow?

Yes, but what kind?  ;)  And remember, there are two families of "sparrows".

Small brown birds are usually hard to guess ^-^ I think this one is not coming from Europe, am I right?   :)

Correct, this one is not from Europe, or Asia for that matter.

Studying the pattern on the face will probably be most helpful. ^-^
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on January 03, 2013, 09:20:00 AM
Very difficult friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on January 03, 2013, 04:12:02 PM
OK, I think it may be Brewer's sparrow (Spizella breweri) an American species, am I correct?  :)

About face markings, it's funny but they are little bit similar to those of many larks' faces. But of course body proportions are not at all similar  ::)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on January 04, 2013, 03:22:51 AM
OK, I think it may be Brewer's sparrow (Spizella breweri) an American species, am I correct?  :)

About face markings, it's funny but they are little bit similar to those of many larks' faces. But of course body proportions are not at all similar  ::)

Correct! :))
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on January 04, 2013, 06:05:37 PM
Congratulations  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on January 04, 2013, 06:32:37 PM
I must think about next riddle :)  ::)

OK, I got it :)

(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/cutie210.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=648&u=15409600)

Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 05, 2013, 03:01:01 PM
Tricky, but it is a rat! The southern giant slender-tailed cloud rat (Phloeomys cumingi). Right?

If so, here's mine :)
(http://www.afblum.be/bioafb/especes/chiropte/plecaur2.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on January 05, 2013, 04:40:00 PM
That's right, congrats :D
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on January 05, 2013, 08:36:25 PM
Big ears with a distinctive fold, a huge tragus, and that little lobe at the base of the ear... I assume it's a European bat? If so, I'd say Plecotus auritus, Brown Long-eared Bat. :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 05, 2013, 09:02:30 PM
Big ears with a distinctive fold, a huge tragus, and that little lobe at the base of the ear... I assume it's a European bat? If so, I'd say Plecotus auritus, Brown Long-eared Bat. :)

You got it! :D
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on January 05, 2013, 11:32:54 PM
Hurra! :) So here's another one:
(http://img.fotocommunity.com/photos/16768685.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on January 06, 2013, 07:10:20 AM
I believe that's one of my favorite geckos, the Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus ciliaris). :)  Seeing as the spines on the tail are mostly orange, it appears to be S. c. ciliaris.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on January 06, 2013, 09:34:53 AM
I believe that's one of my favorite geckos, the Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus ciliaris). :)  Seeing as the spines on the tail are mostly orange, it appears to be S. c. ciliaris.
Yes, that's the one! :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on January 06, 2013, 10:52:44 PM
This one might be too easy, but I couldn't resist. ^-^

(http://img29.dreamies.de/img/760/b/qoktt3cdwos.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Jetoar on January 07, 2013, 12:30:55 PM
Very strange fish  ^-^.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on January 07, 2013, 05:53:19 PM
Very very strange! Is it Sarcastic fringehead, Neoclinus blanchardi?  :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on January 07, 2013, 09:51:11 PM
Very very strange! Is it Sarcastic fringehead, Neoclinus blanchardi?  :)

Correct again! :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on January 08, 2013, 03:44:05 PM
 :))

This time something like this :) 
(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/funnym10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=651&u=15409600)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on January 08, 2013, 04:28:07 PM
Oh, that would be a Booted Macaque, Macaca ochreata. :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Ana on January 08, 2013, 04:31:47 PM
Yes, that's right :)
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Post by: brontodocus on January 08, 2013, 04:56:17 PM
Hurra! :) So here comes the next one...

(http://idw-online.de/pages/de/newsimage?id=123080&size=screen)
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Post by: Varanus on January 09, 2013, 01:16:11 AM
That's the Tarzan Chameleon, Calumma tarzan. ^-^
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Post by: brontodocus on January 09, 2013, 07:45:13 AM
That's the Tarzan Chameleon, Calumma tarzan. ^-^
Hurraahh-a-a-a-ahhhh-a-a-a-ahhhhhhhhhh! ;D Ahem. Yes. :)
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Post by: Jetoar on January 09, 2013, 09:38:52 AM
That's the Tarzan Chameleon, Calumma tarzan. ^-^
Hurraahh-a-a-a-ahhhh-a-a-a-ahhhhhhhhhh! ;D Ahem. Yes. :)
Congrats  ^-^!
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Post by: Varanus on January 09, 2013, 11:23:29 PM
Here's one I actually just learned about:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/3496490666_92a9c8ef3d.jpg)
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Post by: Varanus on January 12, 2013, 12:32:23 AM
.......................................does this mean I win? ^-^
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Post by: brontodocus on January 12, 2013, 09:41:30 AM
.......................................does this mean I win? ^-^
Well, sort of... You know, it was quite tricky because I really thought you had posted one of the newer, obscure Varanus species... but there's of course a family of neotropical lizards, the Teiidae, with many species resembling lacertids and varanids... and especially the False Monitor, Callopistes flavipunctatus! >:D D'oh, that took me really long! :-[ ;D
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Post by: Varanus on January 12, 2013, 10:09:33 PM
.......................................does this mean I win? ^-^
Well, sort of... You know, it was quite tricky because I really thought you had posted one of the newer, obscure Varanus species... but there's of course a family of neotropical lizards, the Teiidae, with many species resembling lacertids and varanids... and especially the False Monitor, Callopistes flavipunctatus! >:D D'oh, that took me really long! :-[ ;D

Ah, you got it!  ;D  I have the genus name as Tejovaranus, but I suspect they're the same thing. :)
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Post by: brontodocus on January 14, 2013, 07:49:24 AM
Oh, sorry, I'm a little late... :-[
Ah, you got it!  ;D  I have the genus name as Tejovaranus, but I suspect they're the same thing. :)
Yes, Tejovaranus flavipunctatus is apparently a synonym. :)

Okay, hope this one isn't too easy... :)
(http://www.fiskipedia.no/sites/default/files/rsv005cd30.jpg)
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Post by: Jetoar on January 14, 2013, 09:36:43 AM
Oh, sorry, I'm a little late... :-[
Ah, you got it!  ;D  I have the genus name as Tejovaranus, but I suspect they're the same thing. :)
Yes, Tejovaranus flavipunctatus is apparently a synonym. :)

Okay, hope this one isn't too easy... :)
(http://www.fiskipedia.no/sites/default/files/rsv005cd30.jpg)

I think that he is a Callionymus lyra
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Post by: brontodocus on January 14, 2013, 09:21:43 PM
I think that he is a Callionymus lyra
Yes, that's the one! 8) Congrats! Now it's your turn, Jetoar. :)
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Post by: Varanus on January 14, 2013, 09:51:15 PM
Beautiful dragonet!  Congrats Jetoar! :)
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Post by: Jetoar on January 14, 2013, 10:46:13 PM
Thanks friends  ^-^  this is the new image........  ^-^.

(http://www.visitaislascolumbretes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/islas-columbretes-sargo-real.jpg)
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Post by: Varanus on January 15, 2013, 07:39:52 PM
Is that a Zebra Seabream (Diplodus cervinus)?
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Post by: Jetoar on January 15, 2013, 08:51:31 PM
Is that a Zebra Seabream (Diplodus cervinus)?

Yes, congrats friend, is your turn  ^-^.
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Post by: Varanus on January 17, 2013, 06:40:28 PM
Here's mine  >:D
(http://azfo.org/gallery/2011/images14/NUFL_Havasu_Patrick_30_December_2011_a.jpg)
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Post by: Varanus on January 22, 2013, 07:23:38 PM
Okay...maybe this will help:
(http://identify.whatbird.com/img/4/4840/image.aspx?x=250)
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Post by: brontodocus on January 22, 2013, 11:39:01 PM
Yes, it does... phew, I knew it's a tyrannid which makes it really hard... how many species are there, like 400+? :P ;D But I think I've got it now: That would be Nutting's Flycatcher, Myiarchus nuttingi? :)
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Post by: Varanus on January 23, 2013, 05:39:50 AM
Yes, it does... phew, I knew it's a tyrannid which makes it really hard... how many species are there, like 400+? :P ;D But I think I've got it now: That would be Nutting's Flycatcher, Myiarchus nuttingi? :)
Ding ding ding!  You are correct! ;D
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Post by: brontodocus on January 24, 2013, 10:35:27 PM
Phew, not easy to find another one that is not too easy but still identifiable... took me a while to decide the next one. But here it is:

(http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/efauna/photoGallery/ShowImage.aspx?index=14325&size=StandardPhoto)
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Post by: Varanus on January 26, 2013, 04:51:38 AM
I'm terrible at classifying plankton, but is that the predatory water flea Leptodora kindtii?
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Post by: brontodocus on January 26, 2013, 10:32:26 AM
Yes, that's absolutely correct! :) Well, I couldn't take one that would be impossible to distinguish from related species when you have just a photo but I know many people would have never seen this one before (even if it's so huge for a cladoceran and occurs both in North America and Europe).
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Post by: Varanus on January 26, 2013, 07:17:51 PM
Guess the serpent. :)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4620784611_06e3dbf553.jpg)
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Post by: Varanus on January 31, 2013, 03:10:59 AM
Okay, here's a few hints:

1. It's a colubrid
2. It's genus is monotypic
3. It's native to southeast asia
4. It's species name sounds like an alcoholic beverage :o
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Post by: animaltoyforum on January 31, 2013, 06:27:40 PM
Okay, here's a few hints:

1. It's a colubrid
2. It's genus is monotypic
3. It's native to southeast asia
4. It's species name sounds like an alcoholic beverage :o

That was tough!
Gonyophis margaritatus!

Now, my turn :)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1q1d7XCbR1qcajf6o3_500.jpg)
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Post by: postsaurischian on January 31, 2013, 08:44:32 PM
 :)  Beautiful Southern right whale dolphin - Lissodelphis peronii


                                                 ??
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Post by: animaltoyforum on February 08, 2013, 05:40:36 PM
Yes, of course! Well done :) It is a very distinctive animal. Thought I'd put an easier one out there ;)
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Post by: Ana on February 12, 2013, 12:35:50 PM
Beautiful dolphin indeed :) What's next animal to guess?  :D
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Post by: brontodocus on February 12, 2013, 01:55:30 PM
So I hope postsaurischian will show us a new one, soon? :)
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Post by: postsaurischian on February 14, 2013, 05:29:23 PM
Sorry for being late :-[.

Here's a new critter:

(http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx267/postsaurischian/Album%20J/critter01_zpsafe6c26b.jpg)
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Post by: brontodocus on February 14, 2013, 09:43:24 PM
Hey, that's apparently a Kowari, Dasyuroides byrnei! Somehow I knew you'd post an Australian animal. ;) ;D
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Post by: postsaurischian on February 15, 2013, 11:04:59 AM
 :D He, he ..... you're right -- of course.
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Post by: brontodocus on February 17, 2013, 11:15:08 AM
So here's a new one. This is the type specimen housed in the NHM in London:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8352382233_7f8ebcd088.jpg)
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Post by: Varanus on February 17, 2013, 09:53:59 PM
Is that Chan's Megastick (love that name! :))), Phobaeticus chani? :)
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Post by: brontodocus on February 17, 2013, 11:23:36 PM
Is that Chan's Megastick (love that name! :))), Phobaeticus chani? :)
Yes, of course! :) Somehow I wanted to take the opportunity to show the longest extant insect known to science. An unbelievable length of 357 mm - or 567 mm including the legs! :o And described quite recently, in 2008.
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Post by: Varanus on February 18, 2013, 05:30:57 AM
Wow, I didn't realize how new to science that big bug was! :o

Here's mine  :):
(http://www.stanford.edu/~petelat1/ani4.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Varanus on February 24, 2013, 09:50:41 PM
Okay here's some hints  :):
- part of a family that is a superb example of adaptive radiation
- restricted to a single island in the Pacific, part of a larger island chain
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Post by: Ana on February 25, 2013, 09:28:40 AM
I think it may be one of Hemignathus, Hawaiian honeycreepers. Maybe the Anianiau (Magumma parva)?
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Post by: Varanus on February 25, 2013, 07:23:48 PM
I think it may be one of Hemignathus, Hawaiian honeycreepers. Maybe the Anianiau (Magumma parva)?
Totally correct! :D
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Post by: Ana on February 27, 2013, 07:05:32 PM
Great :D

So here is another animal to guess :)

(http://i76.servimg.com/u/f76/15/40/96/00/sweett10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=744&u=15409600)
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Post by: Ana on March 03, 2013, 11:24:43 AM
Hint: it's endemic to one island in the Indian Ocean :)
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Post by: Ana on March 05, 2013, 11:08:23 AM
Should I give more hints? :)
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Post by: Varanus on March 06, 2013, 06:23:15 AM
Is it a Golden Palm Civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis)?
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Post by: Ana on March 06, 2013, 12:13:38 PM
Is it a Golden Palm Civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis)?

Yes it is! Congrats! :D
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Post by: Varanus on March 09, 2013, 01:46:03 AM
Here's a new one:  :)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8012/7154562142_91dd9b7717_b.jpg)
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Post by: brontodocus on March 09, 2013, 08:30:14 AM
Yay, that would be a subadult Alligator Salamander, Aneides lugubris! :)
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Post by: Varanus on March 09, 2013, 05:10:04 PM
Yay, that would be a subadult Alligator Salamander, Aneides lugubris! :)
Correct!
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Post by: brontodocus on March 09, 2013, 07:05:18 PM
Hurra! :)

Okay, here's a new one:
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5o1x9mp9I1qzu5fbo1_1280.png)
I believe it's in fact not as hard as it may seem at first sight. :)
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Post by: Varanus on March 14, 2013, 06:24:51 PM
Is that the Pink Swimming Sea Cucumber (aka: Headless-chicken-fish :o), Enypniastes eximia?
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Post by: brontodocus on March 15, 2013, 07:25:56 AM
Is that the Pink Swimming Sea Cucumber (aka: Headless-chicken-fish :o), Enypniastes eximia?
Hehe, yes, congrats! :) I was even close to give a little hint - that there is already a Kaiyodo figure of it. Is "Headless-chicken-fish" a vernacular name that's been used previously or have you just coined it? ;D
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Post by: Varanus on March 15, 2013, 09:15:36 PM
Is that the Pink Swimming Sea Cucumber (aka: Headless-chicken-fish :o), Enypniastes eximia?
Hehe, yes, congrats! :) I was even close to give a little hint - that there is already a Kaiyodo figure of it. Is "Headless-chicken-fish" a vernacular name that's been used previously or have you just coined it? ;D
I actually found that name on Wikipedia: "When Oceaneering ROV pilots saw and photographed the creature at 2500m depth they named it “The Headless Chicken Fish.”"  A somewhat apt description I think. ^-^

Here's my new animal:
(http://ibc.lynxeds.com/files/pictures/web_44.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: animaltoyforum on March 15, 2013, 09:49:34 PM
Is it some sort of hornbill?
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Post by: Takama on March 16, 2013, 03:29:34 AM
Silver Cheek Hornbill to be Specific?
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Post by: Varanus on March 16, 2013, 07:27:46 PM
Is it some sort of hornbill?
It is. :)

Silver Cheek Hornbill to be Specific?
It is not. :)
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Post by: Takama on March 16, 2013, 10:10:28 PM
Yellow-casqued Hornbill?
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Post by: Varanus on March 17, 2013, 07:08:18 PM
Yellow-casqued Hornbill?
Correct! ^-^
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Post by: Takama on March 18, 2013, 01:13:10 AM
Ok, My first hint is that it has a cool name

(http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.5011802544212156&pid=1.7)
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Post by: animaltoyforum on March 26, 2013, 07:39:16 PM
A something something snake.  :P Could you give us another clue?  O:-)
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Post by: Takama on March 27, 2013, 02:11:19 PM
Boom
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Post by: Varanus on March 30, 2013, 05:43:02 AM
Boom
Boomslang!!! :))
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Post by: Takama on April 13, 2013, 12:01:21 AM
Boom
Boomslang!!! :))

Yes it is, Sorry for late reply  :-[

Your turn
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Post by: Varanus on April 30, 2013, 03:47:58 AM
Oops, sort of dropped the ball on this one.

Okay, here it is:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5094/5562597861_5564905074.jpg)
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Post by: RockyMountainRex on May 18, 2013, 05:00:34 PM
Is it a Red Warbler?
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Post by: Takama on July 26, 2013, 05:52:07 PM
I did an image search, and it appears you could be right. I hope Varanus confirms it as well
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Post by: Newt on April 15, 2014, 07:52:45 PM
Any chance this game could be revived? It looks like fun!
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Post by: animaltoyforum on October 16, 2014, 12:17:36 PM
Any chance this game could be revived? It looks like fun!

I was just thinking the same thing! Though I'm a few months late! The onus is on us to find suitable tricky animals. I'll try and start us off again (although, in this case, I don't know the exact species either!). Whoever gets it right, picks the next animal. Unless we give up, in which case it is a free for all ;)

(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/238/cache/unusual-looking03-sea-cucumber_23807_600x450.jpg?01AD=3WIG4YEXt2XBPOanPPg84soM17jPh5_SmWWypSU5N6VJ0KKl9msworw&01RI=D5727C5F1D8C08F&01NA=)
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Post by: brontodocus on October 16, 2014, 06:43:02 PM
Brilliant idea to revive this! 8) Let's see how close I can pin it down... it's of course a holothurian, more specifically a worm holothurian (family Synaptidae). I'm not 100% sure about genus and species but my guess would be Synapta maculata, the Spotted Worm Sea Cucumber, also one of the longest holothurians known. :)
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Post by: animaltoyforum on October 16, 2014, 06:49:44 PM
Brilliant idea to revive this! 8) Let's see how close I can pin it down... it's of course a holothurian, more specifically a worm holothurian (family Synaptidae). I'm not 100% sure about genus and species but my guess would be Synapta maculata, the Spotted Worm Sea Cucumber, also one of the longest holothurians known. :)

That's close enough for me ;) I was hoping people might think it was some kind of vertebrate! So, time for someone else to post a mystery critter...
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Post by: brontodocus on October 16, 2014, 10:15:19 PM
Yay! :) Okay, no vertebrate this time but quite common, so let's try this one:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/457422_3707604606976_1688473352_o.jpg)
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Post by: Newt on October 16, 2014, 11:28:26 PM
Gotta be a chrysomelid...is it Crioceris asparagi?
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Post by: stargatedalek on October 16, 2014, 11:45:24 PM
the spots are notably more rounded than most Crioceris asparagi photos I found, although this is probably individual variation, I'd say you're right

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_asparagus_beetle
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Post by: brontodocus on October 17, 2014, 12:58:10 AM
Congrats, it's indeed Crioceris asparagi, the photo is from our garden near (but not on) our asparagus. We also have C. duodecimpunctata on the same plants. There are not too many of both of them so I never saw them as a problem and they don't look like an ordinary pest with their colourful appearance.
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Post by: Newt on October 18, 2014, 07:05:01 PM
Excellent! This one shouldn't be too hard:


(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z161/Newt1453/Ocracoke%202008/IMG_3200small_zpsb4f54af6.jpg) (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/Newt1453/media/Ocracoke%202008/IMG_3200small_zpsb4f54af6.jpg.html)
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Post by: bmathison1972 on October 18, 2014, 07:34:16 PM
Argiope aurantia  :) (or at the very least that genus)
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Post by: Newt on October 18, 2014, 08:10:46 PM
You got it!
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Post by: bmathison1972 on October 18, 2014, 08:18:36 PM
You got it!

OK my turn...haha. I will come up with something on Monday. I want to look at my collection at work and see what goodie I can come up with  >:D
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Post by: bmathison1972 on October 19, 2014, 07:02:47 PM
OK here we go. I was going to do something more challenging but for mu first one I shouldn't be too rough LOL

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/ATH_Challenge1_zpsc89e4665.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/ATH_Challenge1_zpsc89e4665.jpg.html)
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Post by: Hercules beetle on October 19, 2014, 10:13:54 PM
Well, maybe I'm not into insects but isn't it Emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia)? :)

If yes, here is the picture to guess :)
 
(http://i10.servimg.com/u/f10/15/40/96/00/huon-t10.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=621&u=15409600)

Sorry but your answer is incorrect friend  ^-^. It is not Saturnia pavonia
Its great peacock moth
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Post by: Hercules beetle on October 19, 2014, 10:15:17 PM
Whoops sorry i was looking at first page...  its a goodfellows tree kangaroo
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Post by: brontodocus on October 19, 2014, 10:54:55 PM
Sorry, that's still page 1 with the tree kangaroo from 2012... :)

OK here we go. I was going to do something more challenging but for mu first one I shouldn't be too rough LOL
I think it's hard enough... at least if we have to identify it to species level. It's an Echinococcus, but E. multilocularis or E. granulosus? A scale bar would have helped since the latter is larger. I tend to believe it's E. multilocularis because you want to show the more dangerous one for humans? ;D
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Post by: bmathison1972 on October 20, 2014, 01:34:08 AM
Sorry, that's still page 1 with the tree kangaroo from 2012... :)

OK here we go. I was going to do something more challenging but for mu first one I shouldn't be too rough LOL
I think it's hard enough... at least if we have to identify it to species level. It's an Echinococcus, but E. multilocularis or E. granulosus? A scale bar would have helped since the latter is larger. I tend to believe it's E. multilocularis because you want to show the more dangerous one for humans? ;D

It's E. granulosus but that's OK; you got the genus that's good enough (next time I'll show the larval stage so you can get the species level-LOL). You're up Andre (I think HerculesBeetle doesn't know what page he's on...)
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Post by: Hercules beetle on October 20, 2014, 06:21:55 AM
Sorry, that's still page 1 with the tree kangaroo from 2012... :)

OK here we go. I was going to do something more challenging but for mu first one I shouldn't be too rough LOL
I think it's hard enough... at least if we have to identify it to species level. It's an Echinococcus, but E. multilocularis or E. granulosus? A scale bar would have helped since the latter is larger. I tend to believe it's E. multilocularis because you want to show the more dangerous one for humans? ;D

It's E. granulosus but that's OK; you got the genus that's good enough (next time I'll show the larval stage so you can get the species level-LOL). You're up Andre (I think HerculesBeetle doesn't know what page he's on...)
Yeah i did have a little mistake with the pages earlier but now i am with it.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on October 20, 2014, 07:56:27 AM
Hmmm, it's been a while since someone tried a mammal - so here is one:
(http://www.zoosite.com.ua/img/poroda/609/609_2.jpg)
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Post by: bmathison1972 on October 20, 2014, 07:55:23 PM
Hmmm, it's been a while since someone tried a mammal - so here is one:
(http://www.zoosite.com.ua/img/poroda/609/609_2.jpg)

Falanouc, Eupleres goudotii
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Post by: brontodocus on October 20, 2014, 08:03:52 PM
Falanouc, Eupleres goudotii
Yes, that's it!  :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 20, 2014, 08:30:40 PM
next critter:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/challenge2_zps7f4d96dc.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/challenge2_zps7f4d96dc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on October 20, 2014, 09:12:51 PM
A male strepsipteran, so much is sure. But which? Stylopidae seem to have different antennae. LOL, now you got me browsing for an online key... found one! And I'd say (cautiously) possibly family Corioxenidae. But I cannot identify it any further.
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Post by: bmathison1972 on October 20, 2014, 10:47:37 PM
A male strepsipteran, so much is sure. But which? Stylopidae seem to have different antennae. LOL, now you got me browsing for an online key... found one! And I'd say (cautiously) possibly family Corioxenidae. But I cannot identify it any further.

that's as far as I know what it is too (according to the photographer, Mike Quinn, who graciously let me use his image).

So, that's good enough to keep the game going.

P.S...when is someone going to make a toy/replica strepsipteran?????
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Post by: brontodocus on October 21, 2014, 11:18:41 AM
P.S...when is someone going to make a toy/replica strepsipteran?????
And life size, please! ;D Well, I have doubts even Kaiyodo will make one anytime soon. :-\

Okay, next critter to guess. Just because next week on monday we will torture our biology students with molluscs...

(http://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/199170_1748350786855_4591409_n.jpg?oh=53e167d0595ffe8a7ba32f9fb4439489&oe=54F0F277)
Photo was taken by myself, it's a European species.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 21, 2014, 01:28:06 PM
P.S...when is someone going to make a toy/replica strepsipteran?????
And life size, please! ;D Well, I have doubts even Kaiyodo will make one anytime soon. :-\

Okay, next critter to guess. Just because next week on monday we will torture our biology students with molluscs...

(http://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/199170_1748350786855_4591409_n.jpg?oh=53e167d0595ffe8a7ba32f9fb4439489&oe=54F0F277)
Photo was taken by myself, it's a European species.

The small shell makes me think it's one of the semi-slugs. Doing searches for European semi-slugs, the best I can come up with is Daudebardia rufa.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on October 21, 2014, 03:31:40 PM
That's exactly what it is, Daudebardia rufa! :D
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 21, 2014, 04:24:50 PM
That's exactly what it is, Daudebardia rufa! :D

give me a day or so to post my image. I have an organism picked out but need to find time to post it (hope later today)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 21, 2014, 10:18:36 PM
give me a day or so to post my image. I have an organism picked out but need to find time to post it (hope later today)

here we are:

(http://i1380.photobucket.com/albums/ah188/bmathison1972/ATF_challenge_zps0ca70591.jpg) (http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/bmathison1972/media/ATF_challenge_zps0ca70591.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on October 22, 2014, 07:29:03 AM
I was almost guessing Ascaris lumbricoides but then I noticed the knob-like proboscis at the anterior end. So that's an acanthocephalan and I guess it's Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus. Funny, I found photos on wikipedia which possibly show the same specimen and the image file ends with BAM1 - so did you also upload the corresponding photo to wikipedia? :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 22, 2014, 11:00:35 AM
I was almost guessing Ascaris lumbricoides but then I noticed the knob-like proboscis at the anterior end. So that's an acanthocephalan and I guess it's Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus. Funny, I found photos on wikipedia which possibly show the same specimen and the image file ends with BAM1 - so did you also upload the corresponding photo to wikipedia? :)

the internet is taking the challenge out of this game :). The image was originally taken for the DPDx website (which is of public domain), and was then subsequently used for Wiki. If I knew it was on wiki, I wouldn't of used it here. Uggh. LOL.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on October 22, 2014, 10:56:10 PM
the internet is taking the challenge out of this game :). The image was originally taken for the DPDx website (which is of public domain), and was then subsequently used for Wiki. If I knew it was on wiki, I wouldn't of used it here. Uggh. LOL.
On the other hand without identifying that the photo shows an acanthocephalan first, browsing wikipedia for an exact match would have most certainly been futile. Sometimes I thought the most challenging thing about this game is to find a suitable critter to guess, not that hard that only specialists can guess it but also not too easy - I have the feeling most of the ones I posted were all solved within minutes or so. :-[

Well, so here comes the next one...
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/456455_4126154430460_393231819_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Hercules beetle on October 22, 2014, 11:59:24 PM
the internet is taking the challenge out of this game :). The image was originally taken for the DPDx website (which is of public domain), and was then subsequently used for Wiki. If I knew it was on wiki, I wouldn't of used it here. Uggh. LOL.
On the other hand without identifying that the photo shows an acanthocephalan first, browsing wikipedia for an exact match would have most certainly been futile. Sometimes I thought the most challenging thing about this game is to find a suitable critter to guess, not that hard that only specialists can guess it but also not too easy - I have the feeling most of the ones I posted were all solved within minutes or so. :-[

Well, so here comes the next one...
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/456455_4126154430460_393231819_o.jpg)
Looks like Ovalipes catharus But i dont know if that white blotch is something?  :'(
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on October 23, 2014, 12:18:17 AM
Looks like Ovalipes catharus But i dont know if that white blotch is something?  :'(
Sorry, it's not Ovalipes. Some specimens have this white patch and some don't.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Hercules beetle on October 23, 2014, 02:12:07 AM
the internet is taking the challenge out of this game :). The image was originally taken for the DPDx website (which is of public domain), and was then subsequently used for Wiki. If I knew it was on wiki, I wouldn't of used it here. Uggh. LOL.
On the other hand without identifying that the photo shows an acanthocephalan first, browsing wikipedia for an exact match would have most certainly been futile. Sometimes I thought the most challenging thing about this game is to find a suitable critter to guess, not that hard that only specialists can guess it but also not too easy - I have the feeling most of the ones I posted were all solved within minutes or so. :-[

Well, so here comes the next one...
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/456455_4126154430460_393231819_o.jpg)
Looks like Ovalipes catharus But i dont know if that white blotch is something?  :'(
Liocarcinus vernalis?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on October 23, 2014, 10:32:07 AM
Liocarcinus vernalis?
Sorry, it's not Liocarcinus vernalis, either.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Hercules beetle on October 23, 2014, 11:11:25 AM
Liocarcinus vernalis?
Sorry, it's not Liocarcinus vernalis, either.
What? no way!
Its definately not the genuine speckled crab (Arenaeus cribrarius i think)  So... i dont know... oh wait, does Portumnus latipes match at all?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on October 23, 2014, 11:25:35 AM
What? no way!
Its definately not the genuine speckled crab (Arenaeus cribrarius i think)  So... i dont know... oh wait, does Portumnus latipes match at all?
So now you've got it - it's indeed Portumnus latipes, the photo was taken in 2012 an the western coast of Texel, the Netherlands. Congrats! :-)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Hercules beetle on October 23, 2014, 11:32:04 AM
What? no way!
Its definately not the genuine speckled crab (Arenaeus cribrarius i think)  So... i dont know... oh wait, does Portumnus latipes match at all?
So now you've got it - it's indeed Portumnus latipes, the photo was taken in 2012 an the western coast of Texel, the Netherlands. Congrats! :-)
I guess thats good to hear... now looking at my first guess i was way off but the 2nd one wasnt too far off.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: radioactive347 on December 07, 2014, 01:59:24 AM
It has been almost two months since the last post. Someone please post another animal!
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: stargatedalek on December 07, 2014, 01:37:57 PM
I've got one;

(http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_images/national_news/2014/01/translucent_fish_caught_in_northland_N2.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 08, 2014, 08:25:22 PM
It has been almost two months since the last post. Someone please post another animal!
I was hoping Hercules Beetle would post a new one since it would have been his turn - he solved the last one... :-\ I hope he is okay with someone else posting a new one?
Assuming he is... well, usually I'd say salps are difficult but at that enormous size it can only be Thetys vagina!
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: stargatedalek on December 08, 2014, 09:31:59 PM
you are correct! :)

if Hercules Beetle comes back I say we give him a turn right off the bat, for now congrats its your turn
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: brontodocus on December 08, 2014, 09:51:06 PM
you are correct! :)

if Hercules Beetle comes back I say we give him a turn right off the bat, for now congrats its your turn

Yay! :) I have an idea, I'll just pm Hercules Beetle. If he wants to post one he can go right ahead and if not I'll bring up a new one! :)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Hercules beetle on December 10, 2014, 06:41:52 PM
Don't know how hard this will be, but i think i will go with a fish, even at this depth.
 ;)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f45/jamescarrett/comic_u0_zpsd9896667.jpg)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: stargatedalek on December 10, 2014, 08:00:15 PM
is it a juvenile sculpin?
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Hercules beetle on December 11, 2014, 01:02:10 AM
is it a juvenile sculpin?
Yes. Now i just need a name.
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: stargatedalek on December 11, 2014, 01:43:16 AM
unfortunately I can't find much down to the species level, but I'm going to have to say the family is Psychrolutidae and genus is Cottonculus or possibly Psychrolutes

now it'll have to be up to someone else to determine the species
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Hercules beetle on December 11, 2014, 05:36:27 AM
Nope. not a cottonculus or a mr.blobby.  8)
Title: Re: Name that critter
Post by: Hercules beetle on December 11, 2014, 07:48:27 AM
My bad.
It IS  a cottonculus species...  ;)