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Name that critter
« 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...

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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #1 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... :)

« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 01:55:34 PM by brontodocus »

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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #2 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!:


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

And a new one:

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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 08:26:49 PM »

And a new one:


Cycad weevil! Antliarhis zamia

now a weird one...


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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #4 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?
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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #5 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:



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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #6 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.

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« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2012, 11:43:54 PM »
Snipe eel! :)


Here's one: >:D
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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #9 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



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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 12:14:58 PM »
All right, all right! It's a Thayer's gull, Larus thayeriO:-)

This next one would be equally at home in the creatures that give you heebie jeebies thread  :o



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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 02:57:36 PM »
A spider with a shield in his abdomen  ^-^.
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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #12 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... ;):

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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 07:22:09 PM »
In Spain, the name of this animal is Spanish dancer  ^-^.
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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #14 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!

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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 09:31:58 AM »
Ok  ^-^ this is one of my favorite insects



Any idea  ^-^.
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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #16 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 :)
 
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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #17 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

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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #18 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 :)
 


Sorry but your answer is incorrect friend  ^-^. It is not Saturnia pavonia
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Re: Name that critter
« Reply #19 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 ;)
« Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 06:40:19 PM by Ana »