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Title: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on January 04, 2013, 04:31:28 AM
How about this AAA lizard?

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/lizard1_zpsedcfed6b.jpg)
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/lizard2_zpse713dbe4.jpg)
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/lizard3_zps87962e0b.jpg)

Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 04, 2013, 09:35:55 AM
I'm not 100% sure if it's a different colour version of this one (http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,108.msg1169.html#msg1169) posted by Varanus. I agree with his identification as being probably a Calotes sp.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on January 05, 2013, 09:30:39 PM
Another AAA reptile, labeled Blanding Turtle. Carapace is 2.5 inches long. Doesn't look like a Blandings turtle.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/bland1_zps46ab0c82.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/bland2_zpsbbf3ace3.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: animaltoyforum on January 05, 2013, 10:44:56 PM
I don't know, it doesn't look that far off a blandings turtle to me. Maybe they just did a bad job?  :-[ ;)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on January 13, 2013, 02:40:14 AM
AAA "snake"

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/snake_zpsfb5eef86.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 13, 2013, 11:06:56 PM
Phew, so it's just stamped "snake"? I guess it's virtually impossible to identify the species with certainty. Looks like a colubrid but not even that is 100% sure. :-\
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Varanus on January 14, 2013, 02:24:38 AM
There's a Smooth Green Snake by AAA, but this clearly isn't it.  My guess would be that it's a ratsnake of some kind, maybe a Yellow Rat Snake or a Corn Snake.  Close-up shots of the head (side & top) might help narrow it down. :)

As for the turtle, the head looks a little deformed, but the shell is definitely a match for Blandings Turtle.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on January 14, 2013, 04:13:35 AM
Better pics here. I have the bigger rat snake, smooth green snake and the coiled snakes in green and gray (what are those BTW?). This is the smallest AAA snake I have. It's about 20 inches long:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0483_zpsaa01490d.jpg)
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0482_zps46ce3b2e.jpg)
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0484_zps5b2758e4.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Varanus on January 14, 2013, 09:36:08 PM
Hmm, this one's puzzling.  The short snout and triangular centeral scale are probably significant.  Closest match I can find is a water snake (Nerodia) species, but the overall shape of the head seems off for that. :-\  Alternatives are a garter snake species (Thamnophis) or a brown snake species (Storeria)

I believe the coiled snakes are made by Safari.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on January 15, 2013, 12:34:57 AM
Thanks Varanus. I was beginning to think it was just a Corn Snake. Here are 2 bigger AAA snakes. I have a green one just like the biggest one. I figure the smaller is a rat snake but the bigger one?

I'm loving this new forum, especially for these mystery AAA critters. Their mammals and dinos aren't so hot compared to the likes of Safari but the reptiles, amphibians and sea life are amazing.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0498_zpsdd625eec.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: tyrantqueen on January 15, 2013, 01:05:33 AM
Thanks Varanus. I was beginning to think it was just a Corn Snake. Here are 2 bigger AAA snakes. I have a green one just like the biggest one. I figure the smaller is a rat snake but the bigger one?

I'm loving this new forum, especially for these mystery AAA critters. Their mammals and dinos aren't so hot compared to the likes of Safari but the reptiles, amphibians and sea life are amazing.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0498_zpsdd625eec.jpg)
Great snakes :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Jetoar on January 15, 2013, 09:42:33 AM
Cool snake. I think that they like as a little boa or python a king kobra  ^-^.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 15, 2013, 11:47:12 AM
The left one seems to have a head that is distinctly set off from the rest of the body. I can't see it on the photo but if the body is higher than wide in cross-section you'd probably have a Common Garden Boa, Corallus hortulanus, or another Corallus species. The shape of its head is a little reminiscent of a dog's head, so it looks very much like a tree boa. But only if the body is laterally compressed.

The larger one makes me think of a cobra with unspread neck, too. But some colubrids would also be possible. The general shape is similar to an Indigo Snake, Drymarchon sp., too, and the apparently smooth and relatively large scales would match both. If the scales are really devoid of a longitudinal keel, many of the stocky semiaquatic colubrids can be ruled out.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Varanus on January 15, 2013, 07:31:25 PM
Never seen these coiled snakes before.

The larger one makes me think of a cobra with unspread neck, too. But some colubrids would also be possible. The general shape is similar to an Indigo Snake, Drymarchon sp., too, and the apparently smooth and relatively large scales would match both. If the scales are really devoid of a longitudinal keel, many of the stocky semiaquatic colubrids can be ruled out.
Could it be an Australian Tiger Snake sp?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Jetoar on January 15, 2013, 08:57:34 PM
Never seen these coiled snakes before.

The larger one makes me think of a cobra with unspread neck, too. But some colubrids would also be possible. The general shape is similar to an Indigo Snake, Drymarchon sp., too, and the apparently smooth and relatively large scales would match both. If the scales are really devoid of a longitudinal keel, many of the stocky semiaquatic colubrids can be ruled out.
Could it be an Australian Tiger Snake sp?

Will be possible  :).
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 15, 2013, 10:03:50 PM
Could it be an Australian Tiger Snake sp?
Yes, that's also possible. :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on January 15, 2013, 11:14:18 PM
Sweet! I gave it the stripes to make it look like an Aussie Tiger Snake.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 15, 2013, 11:26:55 PM
Ah, so you made the stripes then? I thought that was the original paint job. :o :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Jetoar on January 16, 2013, 10:30:47 AM
Good work with the stripes  ^-^. I thought that they are made by the brand. Well done  ^-^.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on January 20, 2013, 01:10:28 AM
AAA crab:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0501_zpsf9ab0a14.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 20, 2013, 11:37:56 AM
I'd say it's Portunus pelagicus, although the colours don't match. There are apparently four denticles in the top row between the eyes (not counting the ones directly next to the eyes) instead of three (three would make Portunus trituberculatus likely). :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on January 29, 2013, 08:09:15 PM
Repaint of Blandings Turtle and Flower Crab:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0502_zpsc6aeb57f.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0503_zpscf026937.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Jetoar on January 29, 2013, 09:46:12 PM
Cool customs friend,well done  ^-^.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 30, 2013, 07:59:05 AM
Ah, now I realise, these are customised by you? :o 8) Very well done, especially the Blanding's Turtle looks so much better now! :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on March 09, 2013, 09:01:23 AM
I'm very sorry to have accidently deleted a post  by vergings while I was intending to move the post here (while my kids were shouting at each other nearby). My apologies to this. :-[ I still have the text and post she wrote and post (and answer) it here:

Quote
Hi, is it OK to ask for identification help here?  If not, please accept my apologies and I'll delete my post.

(http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/vergings/AAAHawksbillSeaTurtleQ1_6764_zpsff011af2.jpg)
I found this thread on a Google search while trying to identify which sea turtle this AAA figure represents.   It's marked only "sea turtle," and doesn't match any of the other examples of AAA sea turtle figures that I could find.   It's 23 cm long (9 1/8 in.).   
Thank you for your help!  ~ Jennifer   

Hi Jennifer (and sorry, again :-[), the figure has no overlapping scutes so we can rule out Hawksbill Turtle and I see four lateral scutes which makes only Natator depressus and Caretta caretta Chelonia mydas & agassizi possible. I would have to see more of the figure to decide which one of these it may represent.

EDIT: Sorry for any additional confusion, I wanted to say Chelonia mydas (and agassizi) instead of Caretta caretta (which has five lateral scutes, of course).
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: vergings on March 09, 2013, 04:26:37 PM
Hi Brontodocus!  Thanks for re-posting this to the right place for me.  I'm sorry I didn't find this thread in the first place.

And thanks for the ID help!  Here's more photos:

(http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/vergings/AAASeaTurtleQ2_6772_zps2b876b08.jpg)

(http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee434/vergings/AAASeaTurtleQ3_6773_zps3b3bcc01.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on March 09, 2013, 06:57:51 PM
I guess it's meant to be Chelonia mydas, although the relatively wide carapace which is not tapering toward the tail looks very much like that of Natator depressus. The latter usually has an upturned lateral margin and the figure looks a little as if the lateral margin was upturned, too. :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: vergings on March 09, 2013, 09:09:03 PM
Thank you so much for the ID help! 

If I may give back a little in return, would it be helpful if I contributed my photos to Varanus' AAA project? 
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: tyrantqueen on March 10, 2013, 04:23:55 AM
Thank you so much for the ID help! 

If I may give back a little in return, would it be helpful if I contributed my photos to Varanus' AAA project?
No need to ask, all contributions are welcome (I would think...?)

Just make sure the photos are ones that haven't been posted before.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: mosaicwolf on April 12, 2013, 02:02:45 PM
The left one seems to have a head that is distinctly set off from the rest of the body. I can't see it on the photo but if the body is higher than wide in cross-section you'd probably have a Common Garden Boa, Corallus hortulanus, or another Corallus species. The shape of its head is a little reminiscent of a dog's head, so it looks very much like a tree boa. But only if the body is laterally compressed.

Coming a bit late to the party here, but the head shape is not quite right for Corallus. My first thought was a python of the Morelia genus. If it had yellow banding I'd call it a decent Carpet python, but due to the lack of markings I'm going to say perhaps a juvenile scrub python.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: tyrantqueen on April 12, 2013, 05:23:05 PM
Hi, vergings, that turtle you posted is the exact same one I purchased on eBay. I did a walkaround of it, but never noticed your post until very recently :-[
http://www.animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,460.0.html

Small world, huh?

My name was weez_1990.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on April 16, 2013, 11:06:29 PM
The left one seems to have a head that is distinctly set off from the rest of the body. I can't see it on the photo but if the body is higher than wide in cross-section you'd probably have a Common Garden Boa, Corallus hortulanus, or another Corallus species. The shape of its head is a little reminiscent of a dog's head, so it looks very much like a tree boa. But only if the body is laterally compressed.

Coming a bit late to the party here, but the head shape is not quite right for Corallus. My first thought was a python of the Morelia genus. If it had yellow banding I'd call it a decent Carpet python, but due to the lack of markings I'm going to say perhaps a juvenile scrub python.

Hmmm, while I would probably not see the head shape as a big concern - on a second look I see that the pileus (the scales on top of the head) consists of enlarged scutes which Corallus hortulanus doesn't have (but e.g. Morelia amethistina does, so it may indeed be a better suggestion). So Corallus hortulanus would be definitely impossible then.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 13, 2013, 10:56:54 PM
AAA crab:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/100_0501_zpsf9ab0a14.jpg)

This is the sargassum crab, Portunus sayi. Or, at least that's what AAA intended. I don't know the species well enough to comment on its accuracy
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on October 14, 2013, 01:36:30 PM
That's possible, too! :) I've just read P. sayi should have 9 anterolateral denticles and six denticles between the eyes (if we count the top row between the eyes including the ones right next to the eyestalks it's indeed six)! Isn't P. sayi quite small, not wider than 65 mm between the lateral spines? I don't know the size of the figure, though, but if it's as small as that... Oh, but I also remember dinocat62 has repainted it now, anyways.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Ultimatedinoking on November 15, 2013, 04:09:41 AM
I have a white crab with red markings, and it's body is round with large equal sized claws. Can some one help me find out what it is ???
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on November 15, 2013, 05:40:45 AM
I have a white crab with red markings, and it's body is round with large equal sized claws. Can some one help me find out what it is ???
Although a good photo is usually needed to identify what species your crab figure is (and there isn't even a guarantee the characters for a proper identification are present), I think you may be talking about this one which is a puzzle figure by 4d Master/ Famemaster:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/3135_1085659059976_7387007_n.jpg)
That's Platypodiella spectabilis, the Gaudy Clown Crab. :) If it isn't, would you just link a photo of yours here?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Ultimatedinoking on November 15, 2013, 06:03:06 AM
I have a white crab with red markings, and it's body is round with large equal sized claws. Can some one help me find out what it is ???
Although a good photo is usually needed to identify what species your crab figure is (and there isn't even a guarantee the characters for a proper identification are present), I think you may be talking about this one which is a puzzle figure by 4d Master/ Famemaster:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/3135_1085659059976_7387007_n.jpg)
That's Platypodiella spectabilis, the Gaudy Clown Crab. :) If it isn't, would you just link a photo of yours here?

How?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on November 15, 2013, 03:06:33 PM
How?
Here's how it's done: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php/topic,3.0.html  :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Ultimatedinoking on November 15, 2013, 04:21:36 PM
ok, lets try this again. sorry... :-[

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ultimatedinoking/crab_zps5b922a36.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on November 15, 2013, 04:29:35 PM
It works! :)
I have a very similar figure made by Play Visions:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/73740_1557690100457_4595976_n.jpg)
...which can be identified as a Purple Globe Crab, Randallia ornata.
Not sure if yours is the same figure, it could also be a knock-off. And yours looks as if it was a little flatter than mine.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Ultimatedinoking on November 15, 2013, 04:32:08 PM
what about these, the frog is an arrow frog, but i don't know the species. also the lizard is much redder than in the picture.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/ultimatedinoking/frogandlizard_zps6e988c56.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Ultimatedinoking on November 15, 2013, 04:32:59 PM
It works! :)
I have a very similar figure made by Play Visions:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/73740_1557690100457_4595976_n.jpg)
...which can be identified as a Purple Globe Crab, Randallia ornata.
Not sure if yours is the same figure, it could also be a knock-off. And yours looks as if it was a little flatter than mine.

i think it is.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on November 15, 2013, 10:32:08 PM
what about these, the frog is an arrow frog, but i don't know the species. also the lizard is much redder than in the picture.
There isn't a 100% certainty about the poison arrow frog. But most likely it's meant to be Phyllobates bicolor, the Black-legged Poison Frog, most specimens are yellow and many have dark legs. It's also famous for being one of the most poisonous dendrobatids. However, there are certain colour morphs of Dendrobates tinctorius, the Dyeing Poison Frog, that have no blue and are yellow with black legs instead. And even Adelphobates (formerly Dendrobates) galactonotus, which is usually red-backed, can look a little similar - although normally without dark spots in the red or yellow colour patch on the back.
I see no point in trying to identify the lizard, though, it's far too generic to even tell what family it should be placed in, sorry.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Ultimatedinoking on November 15, 2013, 11:42:59 PM
Ok, thanks.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 01:01:16 AM
identify those species of chameleons a black and green iguana a green and brown iguana and a black colored marking and red colored lizard like animal?(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/7d4a70b2-a659-4b6b-bda5-476bacea8463_zps9587b404.jpg?t=1384736425)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 01:31:53 AM
can you help me identify these species of frogs and that species of salamander like lizard animal?
______________________________________

Answer here
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0288_zpsf981b703.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/cd3467d5-90c9-425e-9354-f3263221250a_zpsbb88b02b.jpg?t=1384737174)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/9d21e243-f8a7-4e4c-87f3-8b0de19606c6_zps39c2896c.jpg?t=1384737043)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on November 18, 2013, 02:13:02 AM
The central image is a giant salamander although it is not specific enough to know which one. The trouble with many of these figures is that they are often quite generic so it's quite hard to know what species you're looking at.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 02:24:09 AM
ok well if you go to Wikipedia to look which species is the giant salamander like it could be a hellbender it would be all identifically right
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 02:31:06 AM
help me identify me this species of crocodile and this species of antelope?(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0375_zps746b464d.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0224_zps0a9f5827.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 02:39:01 AM
can you identify me those species of insects and that species of tree from an insect bucket playset? by the way since its too hard to identify them look it up in the internet or in books to look for the right animal and plant species to identify.(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0197_zps7db13c4f.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 02:54:28 AM
help me identify these species of crocodile gator caiman sea turtle and turtles for me?(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/IMG_0229_zpscde59d2a.jpg)(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/ec3fbf29-e52e-4a14-aa0a-3b97991c49a5_zps9219001f.jpg?t=1384743122)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 10:04:46 PM
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/f5a4f44d-c0d5-4b71-8f5a-b902aff3497e_zps4d55515d.jpg?t=1384812026)
can you please tell me anyone to identify 10 species of crocodiles gators and caimans for me please?since its hard for you to identify them go to google
and google in crocodilian list so you can look up and find the pictures and images of them so you can identify 10 of these species. :)
 
 
 
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Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 18, 2013, 10:19:52 PM
can you tell anyone what that purple spotted green gecko thing. that iguana like lizard. that half newt half salamander half lizard thing.that horned lizard thing also it needs to be a subspecies of it. and that purple spotted grey brown colored komodo dragon like lizard thing is?(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/8477053f-677e-473f-a7e7-38261331c53d_zpsb4ba0f74.jpg?t=1384812859)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 19, 2013, 01:56:58 AM
 >:( hello how long are you going to identify my animals now!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: LostworldPro on November 19, 2013, 02:33:29 AM
also identify this pig nosed turtle like species for me?
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae273/LostworldPro/52152db5-ae79-4317-acc1-e84ca965d919_zpseb6403b7.jpg?t=1384828306)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on November 20, 2013, 02:02:32 AM
>:( hello how long are you going to identify my animals now!!!!!!!!

Honestly, many of the figures you picture are generic, non-specific figures that would be hard to ID beyond 'lizard' or 'terrapin'.

Despite your suggestion that we go look into google and compare pictures to do it...some of us have other things to do too ;)

Also, some of the figures you pictured have names on the bellies, so you should start by looking there.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on November 21, 2013, 01:25:36 AM
does anyone know what Hedgehog species the new Schleich 2013 model is going to be?

(http://i55.servimg.com/u/f55/17/19/34/24/14713_10.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on November 21, 2013, 03:01:50 PM
I can't be 100% sure from that angle because I cannot see its chest. If there is no white patch on the chest then it's Erinaceus europaeus, the European Hedgehog. Should it have a white patch (I don't think it has), it would rather be either a Northern or a Southern White-breasted. Since E. europaeus is the most common in Germany (the Northern White-breasted does occur in Eastern Germany, though) and Schleich is a German based company it's also the most likely choice for them.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Jetoar on November 21, 2013, 06:13:56 PM
I can't be 100% sure from that angle because I cannot see its chest. If there is no white patch on the chest then it's Erinaceus europaeus, the European Hedgehog. Should it have a white patch (I don't think it has), it would rather be either a Northern or a Southern White-breasted. Since E. europaeus is the most common in Germany (the Northern White-breasted does occur in Eastern Germany, though) and Schleich is a German based company it's also the most likely choice for them.

I think the same that you friend, I think that it is Erinaceus europaeus.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on November 26, 2013, 12:42:23 AM
Brontodocus, thanks for clarifying.

I however have another Schleich figure I liked identified.

anyone know What Type of Turtle(Tortoise?) the giant turtle is supposed to be?

(http://www.toysandlearning.co.uk/prodimages/schleich-giant-turtle-p.jpg)

EDIT

apparently its a  Aldabra giant tortoise, according the walkaround of its baby ,made by Dr. Admin
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on December 04, 2013, 03:55:50 AM
Ok I have one more for now.

Is the Grey Goose supposed to be a Greylag?

(http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc400/GarryDinoman/12940981235351006893497_zps64bb7f9f.jpg) (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/GarryDinoman/media/12940981235351006893497_zps64bb7f9f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on December 04, 2013, 03:37:27 PM
At least Schleich officially states it's a male Greylag Goose.  :) And it looks like one, too.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on December 04, 2013, 07:53:53 PM
thanks.   Im trying to collect Wild animals from Schelich, and I wanted to make sure this is one was a Greylag goose, which is one I know is wild.     I may collect animals, but admit ably  im not the best expert on them.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on December 06, 2013, 06:26:10 PM
Im sorry if im over loading this thread with Schelich. but


(http://www.schleich-s.com/fileadmin/media/images/cat_detail/170.jpg)

The Two Adult wolves that they made. Are they supposed to be the same species? or Different?   I know that the Howling one is a grey wolf, but is the black one a different kind of Wolf, or are Grey Wolves generally different?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on December 06, 2013, 09:59:57 PM
Wolves are very variable in colouration of their fur, but they are all the same species. :) Grey Wolf is a vernacular name for the species Canis lupus rather than referring to the colour of an individual. So the black ones (or white ones or others) are Grey Wolves, too.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on December 06, 2013, 10:07:19 PM
Thanks for sharing that knowledge.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Jetoar on December 08, 2013, 02:32:33 PM
I would like to help me with this figures  ^-^.

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9725/ylv1.jpg)

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4839/q4ea.jpg)

These are from Safari but I dont know which series and year they are  ???.

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3448/861y.jpg)

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3528/i2p3.jpg)

And I think that they are from AAA but they not have the sign  ???.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: dinocat62 on December 09, 2013, 01:08:44 AM
Need help identifying these Chinese lizards that I bought from Veghead in the USA:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/chinalizards_zpsf138d34d.jpg)

and these insects:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/chinabugs_zpsfbdd88a7.jpg)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on December 09, 2013, 06:03:23 PM
most of these insects will have to be left at the family level. For the top row of beetles, the upper left is a tiger beetle (Cicindela sp. sensu lato) and the upper right is a dung beetle (Scarabaeinae, Coprini, NOS)

*NOS=not otherwise specified.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: IslandAnimals on December 23, 2013, 04:45:40 PM
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag475/Islandanimals/IMG_0499_zps59d3d8f0.jpg)(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag475/Islandanimals/IMG_0502_zpsc36a3641.jpg)(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag475/Islandanimals/IMG_0496_zps1af3a255.jpg)
can someone please ID these Animals that are from a tub set please?

1.ID this species of true seal?
2.ID another species of true seal?
3.ID this seabird-penguin like animal?
4.ID this Jackal-Wolf-Coyote like animal?
5.Tell me is this An Emperor Penguin Or Something Else? but before you Identify them don't answer that there are Just Generic Animals
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: IslandAnimals on December 29, 2013, 09:29:16 PM
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag475/Islandanimals/IMG_0587_zpsc1c05e8f.jpg)
can anybody Identify these Five species Of seastars AKA starfish Animals? But before you do don't answer that there generic
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: IslandAnimals on December 29, 2013, 10:48:00 PM
(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag475/Islandanimals/IMG_0569_zps43c7a821.jpg)(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag475/Islandanimals/IMG_0561_zps231d2c9b.jpg)
can anybody identify these four species of sharks including this species of ray? but before you do don't answer that there generic
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on December 29, 2013, 11:49:57 PM
Your last few pictures were from the company FUL, and whether it suits you or not, unfortunately they don't make figures that are defined to the species.

I have lots from them (lizards, sea creatures, and yes, some of the sharks as you've shown) but they aren't very easily identified.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: copper on March 20, 2014, 10:39:28 AM
i'm confused about the exact species of this dart frog, can you help me out : )

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/82854923/IMG_3632.JPG)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on March 20, 2014, 11:35:49 AM
Hi copper, this looks like the small-spotted variant of the extremely variable Harlequin Poison Frog, Oophaga histrionica (formerly Dendrobates histrionicus). Here's an overview of the colour morphs of O. histrionica, and the colour pattern of your figure is amongst them (yes, all frogs in the picture are the same species!):
(http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy235/frogandtoadarefriends/Dart%20Frogs/HISTRIONICAGUIDE.jpg)
Hope that could help! :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sauroid on March 20, 2014, 12:03:22 PM
very cool and helpful chart. the maker should have known better than writing the species name in capital letter tho.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: copper on March 20, 2014, 06:18:38 PM
Hi copper, this looks like the small-spotted variant of the extremely variable Harlequin Poison Frog, Oophaga histrionica (formerly Dendrobates histrionicus).
Hope that could help! :)

Ah, thanks! i thought it had something to do with o. histrionica. i didn't know the "names" they use to separate the variations so the closest i could get was finding photos of the frogs with the larger spots : )
thanks brontodocus!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: widukind on April 18, 2014, 06:00:20 PM
I would like to help me with this figures  ^-^.

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9725/ylv1.jpg)

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4839/q4ea.jpg)

These are from Safari but I dont know which series and year they are  ???.


I think that are Safari authentics, also with a giant squid and
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: widukind on April 22, 2014, 06:53:18 PM
I have no idea about that, could it be a specie of kingfisher?
(http://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/16/10/21/19/dscf0088.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Jetoar on April 23, 2014, 08:37:16 AM
I would like to help me with this figures  ^-^.

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9725/ylv1.jpg)

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4839/q4ea.jpg)

These are from Safari but I dont know which series and year they are  ???.


I think that are Safari authentics, also with a giant squid and

Thank you very much friend, Do you know the year of these figures  ^-^?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: widukind on April 23, 2014, 06:43:58 PM
I would like to help me with this figures  ^-^.

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9725/ylv1.jpg)

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4839/q4ea.jpg)

These are from Safari but I dont know which series and year they are  ???.


I think that are Safari authentics, also with a giant squid and

Thank you very much friend, Do you know the year of these figures  ^-^?

Sorry, no
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Jetoar on April 23, 2014, 09:43:59 PM
I would like to help me with this figures  ^-^.

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9725/ylv1.jpg)

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4839/q4ea.jpg)

These are from Safari but I dont know which series and year they are  ???.


I think that are Safari authentics, also with a giant squid and

Thank you very much friend, Do you know the year of these figures  ^-^?

Sorry, no

Thanks again friend  ^-^.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on April 25, 2014, 09:38:30 AM
I have no idea about that, could it be a specie of kingfisher?
(http://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/16/10/21/19/dscf0088.jpg)
Hmm, the figure indeed reminds of a kingfisher - but the text on the pamphlet indicates something different. I've never heard of the German vernacular name "Eremitenvogel" by the way. The colours are unusual for a kingfisher, especially because the back seems to have a lighter colour than the belly. Somehow it reminds me of a Ruddy Kingfisher, Halcyon coromanda, only with more or less inverted colours and I don't know any other kingfisher with colours that would match. The tail seems very long for a kingfisher, too.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: widukind on April 25, 2014, 11:22:41 AM
I have no idea about that, could it be a specie of kingfisher?
(http://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/16/10/21/19/dscf0088.jpg)
Hmm, the figure indeed reminds of a kingfisher - but the text on the pamphlet indicates something different. I've never heard of the German vernacular name "Eremitenvogel" by the way. The colours are unusual for a kingfisher, especially because the back seems to have a lighter colour than the belly. Somehow it reminds me of a Ruddy Kingfisher, Halcyon coromanda, only with more or less inverted colours and I don't know any other kingfisher with colours that would match. The tail seems very long for a kingfisher, too.

Thank you, i also never heard of the Eremitenvogel. But a Ruddy kingfisher dont live and hunt in the area of the Adriatic sea. So i really dont know. The other birds of this Elastolin serie are real (Eurasian bittern, woodpecker, owl, crane...) but this  :P
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on April 27, 2014, 04:08:33 AM
anyone know what species Safaris Retired Baboon is supposed to be?

(http://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/17/65/42/95/28262910.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1878&u=17654295)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on April 27, 2014, 01:45:42 PM
Difficult to say, I don't have the figure and Papio species other than P. hamadryas are very similar to each other (in fact they have long been regarded as representatives of the same species). The somewhat reddish brown fur colour may suggest a Guinea Baboon, Papio papio, but I can't rule out P. anubis, cynocephalus, and ursinus.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on May 01, 2014, 02:34:04 AM
I have a box set that includes the Baboon on its way to my house. Maybe if I post a Walk around it could help Identify the species?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Takama on May 02, 2014, 02:25:30 AM
Im not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but is there difference in species between these Safari Lions?

This is Safaris Angolan Lion
(http://toyanimal.info//images/f/f2/Safari290229a.JPG)

and this is there Default Lion

(http://toyanimal.info//images/c/c4/Safari290229b.JPG)
Now is an Angolan lion a different Species? or is it just a different name?   Also, is the Default lion an Angolan one?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: widukind on May 02, 2014, 10:44:18 AM
Im not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but is there difference in species between these Safari Lions?

This is Safaris Angolan Lion
(http://toyanimal.info//images/f/f2/Safari290229a.JPG)

and this is there Default Lion

(http://toyanimal.info//images/c/c4/Safari290229b.JPG)
Now is an Angolan lion a different Species? or is it just a different name?   Also, is the Default lion an Angolan one?

A angolian lion is a subspecie, you can see it in the different colours of the mane.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%B6we
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on May 02, 2014, 01:09:31 PM
Yes, it would be the south-western subspecies. However, the division of African lions into subspecies is not undisputed and e.g. IUCN only recognises a single African subspecies (Panthera leo leo) plus the Asiatic one (P. l. persica).
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on August 14, 2014, 09:03:12 PM
I know the species (juvenile red eared slider) but I didn't see a thread to ask for brand identification (sorry if I missed it)
the seller got it in a lot along with an epoch sea turtle, but neither of us could identify a brand (theres no writing on it at all)
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/226/a/b/untitled_by_michell_vall-d7v5nwe.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/226/b/b/untitled_by_michell_vall-d7v5nnr.jpg)
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/226/9/a/untitled_by_michell_vall-d7v5nst.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stemturtle on August 14, 2014, 09:41:19 PM
The baby red-eared slider is made by Yujin, Series 2, #1. Pop off the shell to find it marked on the underside of the carapace.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on August 14, 2014, 10:37:59 PM
thanks!
that was a big load off my mind, I keep seeing this little guy around ebay and whatnot (but labelled as a bunch of different things, I've seen it labelled as Tomy, Kaiyodo, even AAA) and it was really nagging at me
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 04, 2014, 11:08:46 PM
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/4007/images/2547/frog_poison_dart_f091__27133.1411770893.178.178.jpg?c=2) anybody know the name of this species of dart frog?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on October 04, 2014, 11:31:59 PM
Hi and welcome MaastrichianGuy, I'm not aware of any dendrobatid that is green with a black back with two red or brown stripes, it seems to be quite a generic figure. However, it reminds me a little of the well known Phyllobates vittatus to some extent, a species which is predominantly black with two yellowish to reddish dorsal stripes and  greenish or greyish belly and legs. But there are dozens of other dendrobatids with similar dorsal stripes.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 04, 2014, 11:46:23 PM
any idea what is this species of crocodile is?
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/4010/images/2555/nile_crocodile_f095__70894.1411772173.178.178.jpg?c=2)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on October 05, 2014, 01:18:47 AM
due to the unusually upright posture I'm tempted to say an extinct group, but I don't remember any more details than that sorry
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on October 05, 2014, 02:16:15 AM
due to the unusually upright posture I'm tempted to say an extinct group, but I don't remember any more details than that sorry

yeah Saurosuchus (or related) is what came to me first, but this is well beyond my taxonomic expertise.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 05, 2014, 05:53:32 AM
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/2630/images/1048/hummingbird-plastic-animals-birds-f628__51840.1411649507.480.480.jpg?c=2)
 can anybody know the name of this species of yellow colored hummingbird?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on October 05, 2014, 06:01:23 AM
any idea what is this species of crocodile is?
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/4010/images/2555/nile_crocodile_f095__70894.1411772173.178.178.jpg?c=2)

I have that one. It's supposed to be a Nile Crocodile. It's from one of their rain forest tubes. I believe the name is on the belly.

The frog you showed is also from that set, but is not identified to a particular species.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on October 05, 2014, 12:57:04 PM
the bill is short as hummingbirds go, perhaps a bee eater is a better fit
but I don't think you will ever find anything to match those colours
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 05, 2014, 06:23:36 PM
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/2616/images/1034/seagull-plastic-animals-birds-f614__23456.1411649447.178.178.jpg?c=2) can anyone know the name of this species of seagull?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on October 06, 2014, 02:04:28 AM
the colours don't match anything exactly, and the mold could suit a great many gulls

anything from kittiwakes, to herring gulls, to black backed gulls is relatively close colour-wise
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 06, 2014, 08:33:22 PM
can anybody know the name of the species of palm tree?
(http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/61739/61739,1223086989,1/stock-photo-miniature-plastic-palm-tree-on-white-background-18347029.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: postsaurischian on October 06, 2014, 10:04:48 PM
 Dr, Admin! Time to open up a Plant Toy Forum ;D!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on October 06, 2014, 10:05:27 PM
botany is not my area of expertise, but I would assume coconut palm, if only because its the go-to stereotypical palm most people think of, and therefore most likely to be used for product inspiration



AAA monitor, I have 2 questions;
-which species were most likely to have been used for the molding process?
-which species do the colours best represent?

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/279/2/2/untitled_by_michell_vall-d81uqaz.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/279/2/5/untitled_by_michell_vall-d81uq9z.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 08, 2014, 02:13:42 AM
is this an western or eastern lowland gorilla.a mountain gorilla or a cross river gorilla?
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/3889/images/2298/gorilla_plastic_toy_f4097__43814.1411649235.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on October 08, 2014, 02:31:12 AM
is this an western or eastern lowland gorilla.a mountain gorilla or a cross river gorilla?
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/3889/images/2298/gorilla_plastic_toy_f4097__43814.1411649235.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

Like most of these figures, they are not made to a specific species. We're often lucky that they look at all like the animals they represent.

This one is also from one of the earlier K&M Tropical toobs, so probably a Western, but most likely they didn't worry about it too much.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 10, 2014, 10:55:49 PM
can anyone know the name of this species of shark?
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1527_zps15d387bb.jpg)


Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on October 11, 2014, 03:00:19 PM
seems very generic, a thresher with an oversized head perhaps?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on October 11, 2014, 03:52:49 PM
seems very generic, a thresher with an oversized head perhaps?

The tail isn't long enough. It's just a poor lamnid of some sort.

MaastrichianGuy: What is the purpose of trying to identify, to species, a lot of these very generic figures? In many cases, it is doubtful that even the 'sculptor' had a specific species in mind.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 11, 2014, 05:07:41 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1532_zpsfec7092c.jpg)
anyone know the species of sawfish?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on October 11, 2014, 08:17:57 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1532_zpsfec7092c.jpg)
anyone know the species of sawfish?

No. It's too generic.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on October 18, 2014, 11:56:02 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1523_zpsfef0617b.jpg)
does anyone know the species of this otter?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Hercules beetle on October 19, 2014, 12:02:51 AM
can anyone know the name of this species of shark?
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/IMG_1527_zps15d387bb.jpg)
Almost certain they were attending to make a bull shark.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on November 02, 2014, 02:40:58 PM
(http://d2qss72tiioiku.cloudfront.net/image/940x0/collectible-75498.jpg?1326040290)
can anyone tell if this safari incredible creatures tortoise is an african spurred or something else
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on November 02, 2014, 03:19:16 PM
I don't recall the species, but I have seen them and they are not African spurred, they stay about the size of the figure for life
the original paint app of the figure better represents the intended species than that one
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on November 02, 2014, 06:08:45 PM
Safari isn't that daring...probably a Galapagos or desert tortoise, although probably not modeled after anything specific...
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on November 02, 2014, 06:32:45 PM
I found it
Herman's tortoise
(http://www.tortoisecentre.co.uk/images/ProductImages/Web_wm20028.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on November 02, 2014, 07:14:18 PM
I found it
Herman's tortoise
(http://www.tortoisecentre.co.uk/images/ProductImages/Web_wm20028.jpg)

That's the color pattern, but in general Safari keeps a lot of these, by name and by sculpt, fairly indeterminate. as in this case, where the color is very similar but the shape of the animal is less so.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on November 02, 2014, 09:56:19 PM
(http://www.shopenzed.com/img/?syscmd=picoverlay&picID=499640&text=&col=cc0000&angle=15&size=11&font=Verdana&flags=4&quality=90&loc=361&spacing=0&resizeTo=250)
is this a southern brown kiwi an okarito kiwi or a north island brown kiwi
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on November 02, 2014, 10:20:53 PM
I can't find any with such a distinctive yellow bill
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Hercules beetle on November 03, 2014, 04:46:44 AM
I can't find any with such a distinctive yellow bill
You know what the painters were like... i once had a set of small sharks and it said the names on the bottom and they made a green shark with black stripes, how they usaully paint a toy tiger shark., and on the bottom it said it was a great white!?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on November 07, 2014, 11:31:00 PM
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/2944/images/821/great-white-shark-6-in-hollow-plastic-f1899__25482.1411649529.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)
is this a great white shark or something else
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Hercules beetle on November 08, 2014, 12:10:06 AM
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/2944/images/821/great-white-shark-6-in-hollow-plastic-f1899__25482.1411649529.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)
is this a great white shark or something else
Its most likely intended to be a great white.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on November 08, 2014, 03:01:42 AM
but the nose of the shark seem to be semi long find an illustration of it please
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Hercules beetle on November 08, 2014, 07:36:07 AM
Well not all brands put 100% detail in their figures.
I think its just a generic great white shark.
I have a great white thats green white black stripes like how they would usually make a a tiger shark.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on November 08, 2014, 09:03:25 AM
find an illustration of it please
Why should he do that? ???
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on November 08, 2014, 01:58:26 PM
but the nose of the shark seem to be semi long find an illustration of it please

You have the Internet--I'm sure you can find a photo. Keep in mind that most of the figures you are requesting identification for are so generic that at best an ID is a guess.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Hercules beetle on November 08, 2014, 03:28:33 PM
Its probably supposed to just be a generic shark. no particular species, but probably with the back inspiration of a great white. i also have a feeling i might have the same figure somewhere.
Not all brands create excellent figures like safari and those japan companies.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on November 13, 2014, 09:18:59 PM
(http://d2qss72tiioiku.cloudfront.net/image/940x0/collectible-138610.jpg?1368069020)
since that kiwi toy has a yellow bell like real kiwi species doesn't is this kiwi toy a okarito kiwi a southern brown a north island kiwi?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sphyrna18 on January 27, 2015, 08:31:50 PM
Need help identifying these Chinese lizards that I bought from Veghead in the USA:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b556/Greg_Popwell/chinalizards_zpsf138d34d.jpg)


I don't know all of them, and in fact, I'm really hoping to get an ID on one or two of them myself, but it' safe to say that the bright yellow and orange one on the right is supposed to be a frilled lizard; the green, white, and brown one beside it is supposed to be a grass lizard (Tachydromus sexlineatus); skip over the purple lizard (I don't know what it is yet) to the dark green one with the short tail: I think it's a scorpion-tailed gecko (Pristurus carteri).  The dark blue lizard with yellow stripes is a generic skink or whiptail and the green and brown lizard next to it should be labelled "Common Iguana". Its accuracy is questionable, tho.

I'd really, really like to know what the yellow lizard with black stripes represents; not so much in paintjob, but sculpt.  I initially thought a monitor, but I don't think so now.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stemturtle on January 27, 2015, 10:32:06 PM
Sphyrna18, I admire your courage for identifying the lizards.
The yellow figure with black spots (bottom row, second from right) appears to have only 4 toes on its front feet.
It is very likely a salamander, rather than a lizard. Perhaps it is a generalized fire salamander. I do not own the figure.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on January 27, 2015, 10:50:37 PM
The green with brown better represents an anole than an iguana, and on its right appears to be a generic chameleon. Right from there I'd say a generic gecko, and far top right above the frilled lizard appears to be a tiliqua rugosa, although no subspecies in particular matches it. There seems to be some definite variation in quality between these lizards so there's probably a few brands represented here.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sphyrna18 on January 28, 2015, 05:53:08 PM
Sphyrna18, I admire your courage for identifying the lizards.
The yellow figure with black spots (bottom row, second from right) appears to have only 4 toes on its front feet.
It is very likely a salamander, rather than a lizard. Perhaps it is a generalized fire salamander. I do not own the figure.

Thank you Stemturtle.  I was thinking the same thing.  It's definitely a salamander; in hand, it looks like it may make a good candidate for a custom tiger salamander as well, but I haven't tried yet.  Do you happen to know even the family of the yellow/tan lizard with the black stripes at the top of the picture? At first glance, I thought it was a really bad monitor, but in hand, it's very definitely not; it's actually a rather accurate representation of a ..... and that's where I'm drawing a blank.  I can see the real lizard in my head, but I can't for the life of me put a name to it.... it's been driving me a little nuts.

Stargatedalek - I think you may be on to something about the iguana.  The figure in the picture appears to be the same mold as a figure by XX that is labelled "Common Iguana."  But I believe you are right that it may better represent a species of Anolis.  Also, the generic gecko appears to be the same mold as a figure by XX that features a different paintjob and is labelled "Leaf-toed Gecko." There are indeed at least two brands represented; one would be XX; the other is, for now, entirely nameless.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sphyrna18 on January 28, 2015, 06:06:12 PM
Purple lizard represents either a Diving Lizard (Uranoscodon superciliosus) or a Collared Treerunner (Plica plica), at least in sculpt.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stemturtle on January 28, 2015, 09:06:28 PM
I do not have the yellow lizard with black bands. Sorry I can’t help, Sphyrna18.
The shape reminds me of a tegu, family, Teiidae, which resembles a monitor. Tupinambis teguixin may have bands.
However, the paint makes me think of a banded gecko, Coleonyx variegatus, but the tail is too long.
Please let us know if you figure it out.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on January 29, 2015, 01:47:23 AM
I do not have the yellow lizard with black bands. Sorry I can’t help, Sphyrna18.
The shape reminds me of a tegu, family, Teiidae, which resembles a monitor. Tupinambis teguixin may have bands.
However, the paint makes me think of a banded gecko, Coleonyx variegatus, but the tail is too long.
Please let us know if you figure it out.

I've always wondered what that particular lizard is. I think I have the same one, in far more muted colours:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xs05qi3rdf3ygy7/HPIM4615.JPG?dl=0)

I always thought it to be a little gecko-y, but never sure what kind. Maybe the lateral picture will help?

As for the salamander, I have one of those as well, also in a more muted tone:

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/wx11u2rwdoq2s2l/HPIM4614.JPG?dl=0)

With these colours, it's likely a spotted or tiger salamander (but I'm not really in a position to disagree).

Either way, both of these figures are basic bin figures, but could be re-casts from some other company.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stemturtle on January 29, 2015, 02:44:23 AM
Thanks for the photos, Sbell.
The head of the lizard from that view certainly looks like a gecko. There are 1,500 possible species, so we may have to leave it at that.
Likewise, the salamander is not painted realistically to be a particular species.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on February 14, 2015, 07:55:39 PM
Does anyone know the species for the fish from the Safari ltd. Deep Sea toob? The figures only have common names applied to them and other than the isopod I haven't found any specific ID's for them.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on February 15, 2015, 12:11:56 AM
Does anyone know the species for the fish from the Safari ltd. Deep Sea toob? The figures only have common names applied to them and other than the isopod I haven't found any specific ID's for them.
Not all of them are identifiable any further than family level. And some have considerable inaccuracies. This is my interpretation of the other figures from the toob:

Gulper Eel - not a Gulper Eel (Saccopharynx sp.) but once again a Pelican Eel, Eurypharynx pelecanoides.
Glass Squid - this is not an adult but a juvenile stage (specifically a paralarva) of an unidentified member of the family Cranchiidae.
Angler Fish - a Black Seadevil (genus Melanocetus), very likely meant to represent the Humpback Anglerfish Melanocetus johnsonii. Although the figure is a bit too much flattened laterally to properly match M. johnsonii I'd say this is still the most accurate figure of the entire set.
Hatchet Fish - A generic and weird looking rendition of, well, a deep-sea Hatchetfish, family Sternoptychidae. It doesn't match any known species properly so further identification is futile.
Viper Fish - not a Viperfish but apparently meant to be a generic Sabertooth fish, family Evermannellidae. Interesting since this is probably the only figure representing that family that has ever been made.
Dragon Fish - a Barbeled Dragonfish, genus Idiacanthus. The three known species are identified by number of fin rays and the figure doesn't match any of them in this respect.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 15, 2015, 12:21:49 AM
Does anyone know the species for the fish from the Safari ltd. Deep Sea toob? The figures only have common names applied to them and other than the isopod I haven't found any specific ID's for them.
Not all of them are identifiable any further than family level. And some have considerable inaccuracies. This is my interpretation of the other figures from the toob:

Gulper Eel - not a Gulper Eel (Saccopharynx sp.) but once again a Pelican Eel, Eurypharynx pelecanoides.
Glass Squid - this is not an adult but a juvenile stage (specifically a paralarva) of an unidentified member of the family Cranchiidae.
Angler Fish - a Black Seadevil (genus Melanocetus), very likely meant to represent the Humpback Anglerfish Melanocetus johnsonii. Although the figure is a bit too much flattened laterally to properly match M. johnsonii I'd say this is still the most accurate figure of the entire set.
Hatchet Fish - A generic and weird looking rendition of, well, a deep-sea Hatchetfish, family Sternoptychidae. It doesn't match any known species properly so further identification is futile.
Viper Fish - not a Viperfish but apparently meant to be a generic Sabertooth fish, family Evermannellidae. Interesting since this is probably the only figure representing that family that has ever been made.
Dragon Fish - a Barbeled Dragonfish, genus Idiacanthus. The three known species are identified by number of fin rays and the figure doesn't match any of them in this respect.

...and the isopod has only 6 pairs of legs! I didnt know the others well enough to realize how off they were too. Wow.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on February 15, 2015, 12:28:33 AM
...and the isopod has only 6 pairs of legs! I didnt know the others well enough to realize how off they were too. Wow.
Well, if we want to be generous we can say it's a manca, the first instar after hatching which lacks the 7th pair of walking legs. But as a manca stage even B. giganteus would be quite tiny.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on February 15, 2015, 02:24:21 AM
Thanks for the help, I'm in the process of repainting the isopod and I was wondering if any of the others would also benefit from a quick touching up.

I did a tad bit of digging on my own and I think I found what might be the very image that was referenced for the hatchetfish:
(http://www.roughy-mara.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Argyropelecus-aculeatus-3-72.jpg)
It seems to be an unusual colour form of Argyropelecus aculeatus. Possibly the strange colours are a result of its death, I know some pretty nasty things happen internally when an animal gets dragged to the surface.

I'd say it and the anglerfish are both great representations of dead members of their respective species, allowing for some degree of change to shape given the general state of specimens obtained from such depths, and in the case of the hatchetfish a rather damaged one. Or perhaps I'm just grasping here ;)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on February 15, 2015, 10:05:38 AM
I'd say it and the anglerfish are both great representations of dead members of their respective species, allowing for some degree of change to shape given the general state of specimens obtained from such depths, and in the case of the hatchetfish a rather damaged one. Or perhaps I'm just grasping here ;)
The colour isn't an issue for me. The figure has three dorsal fins (one on its head!). It has no photophores (which might have helped in identifying). The eyes are not directed upwards but Argyropelecus have eyes directed upwards. So if anything it looks more similar to e.g. Sternoptyx. By the way, the retired, larger Safari Ltd Hatchetfish was officially meant to be Sternoptyx diaphana (that's what it said on the tag) but with exception of the eyes everything else (e.g. body shape, dorsal fin, arrangement of photophores) was more similar to Argyropelecus. And the gigantic teeth of the toob figure are not known from any existing hatchetfish.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on February 15, 2015, 05:09:18 PM
Thanks for the tips! It seems I have more work for this custom than I had anticipated. I think I'm going to stick with Argyropelecus as a reference since its a better match for the tail and the two dorsal fins that actually belong. Sadly I'm not enough of a sculptor to add the missing fins but I can get rid of the one that doesn't belong (and those teeth too), and paint on some photophores. I also have an idea to help the eyes look a bit more upward facing but I don't know if it will work.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 16, 2015, 12:29:51 AM
Does anyone know the species for the fish from the Safari ltd. Deep Sea toob? The figures only have common names applied to them and other than the isopod I haven't found any specific ID's for them.
Not all of them are identifiable any further than family level. And some have considerable inaccuracies. This is my interpretation of the other figures from the toob:

Gulper Eel - not a Gulper Eel (Saccopharynx sp.) but once again a Pelican Eel, Eurypharynx pelecanoides.
Glass Squid - this is not an adult but a juvenile stage (specifically a paralarva) of an unidentified member of the family Cranchiidae.
Angler Fish - a Black Seadevil (genus Melanocetus), very likely meant to represent the Humpback Anglerfish Melanocetus johnsonii. Although the figure is a bit too much flattened laterally to properly match M. johnsonii I'd say this is still the most accurate figure of the entire set.
Hatchet Fish - A generic and weird looking rendition of, well, a deep-sea Hatchetfish, family Sternoptychidae. It doesn't match any known species properly so further identification is futile.
Viper Fish - not a Viperfish but apparently meant to be a generic Sabertooth fish, family Evermannellidae. Interesting since this is probably the only figure representing that family that has ever been made.
Dragon Fish - a Barbeled Dragonfish, genus Idiacanthus. The three known species are identified by number of fin rays and the figure doesn't match any of them in this respect.

I often wondered what they all were--it is an interesting toob, but it appears that with just a little work here and there, the species could have either been named or sculpted properly.

So here's a new but related question--opinions on the Cave dwellers toob. Some, like the olm and catfish, are pretty easily referred. But what of the inverts? They appear generic to me, but maybe it's my lack of familiarity with the group overall.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 16, 2015, 01:07:37 AM
So here's a new but related question--opinions on the Cave dwellers toob. Some, like the olm and catfish, are pretty easily referred. But what of the inverts? They appear generic to me, but maybe it's my lack of familiarity with the group overall.

not much easier. The crab, scorpion, and millipede are way too generic. The crab might be doable but I havent found a good match yet. Actually, they all are pretty generic, but the crayfish is most-likely the Alabama cave crayfish, Cambarus jonesi, and the spider might be the Kaua'i cave wolf spider, Adelocosa anops.

But for my inventory, I list them all as cave crayfish NOS, cave spider NOS, cave millipede NOS, etc etc...
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on February 16, 2015, 09:11:53 AM
We've been discussing the possible species of the Cave Dwellers Toob in the Safari 2014 thread. Here are my suggestions (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=699.msg6028#msg6028), top post below the poll. But, yes, most arthropods cannot be identified with certainty because there are many similar troglobiontic species. An eyeless, cave-dwelling wolf spider is quite unique, though, so the id of the spider as Adelocosa anops can be made with a little more confidence.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on February 23, 2015, 05:10:33 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3a363ffb.jpg)
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps412a9165.jpg)
can anyone ID this dinosaur plated eel like species above and ID this ugly two nosed eel like species below?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sauroid on February 23, 2015, 05:29:18 PM
the first looks like a mastacembelid "eel" tyre track eel Mastacembelus armatus. the second looks like a leaf nosed moray eel Rhinomuraena
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on February 23, 2015, 06:09:51 PM
can anyone ID this species of snake with yellow skin color and brown spots
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsff459c95.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Newt on February 23, 2015, 06:14:29 PM
Totally generic snake. The sculpt might have been intended as a king cobra, with the slabby, angular head with big shields, but more likely it's just a "snake". The mandibular fangs are a tip off that the sculptor was not too familiar with actual snake anatomy. Snakes ain't cats!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on February 23, 2015, 06:27:21 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps14631245.jpg)
can anyone ID these two snake species one with orange skin with black stripes and the other with black skin with white stripes

Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Newt on February 23, 2015, 06:46:11 PM
The bottom one has the colors of a banded sea krait on a generic snake body. The top one looks vaguely like an asp, or maybe a smooth snake.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 23, 2015, 07:59:44 PM
the first looks like a mastacembelid "eel" tyre track eel Mastacembelus armatus. the second looks like a leaf nosed moray eel Rhinomuraena
Those are knockoffs of the Play Visions spiny eel and ribbon eel. The originals are nicer but I would love to find a spare spiny eel!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on February 24, 2015, 01:54:27 AM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbd435b6c.jpg)
here are the last two snakes i need to ID i need the light blue one with stripes above identified and the one with green skin and white stripes below identified
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sauroid on February 24, 2015, 04:44:14 AM
the first looks like a mastacembelid "eel" tyre track eel Mastacembelus armatus. the second looks like a leaf nosed moray eel Rhinomuraena
Those are knockoffs of the Play Visions spiny eel and ribbon eel. The originals are nicer but I would love to find a spare spiny eel!
i'd love to see pics of the original PV ones if you have them. thanks.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 24, 2015, 02:43:09 PM
the first looks like a mastacembelid "eel" tyre track eel Mastacembelus armatus. the second looks like a leaf nosed moray eel Rhinomuraena
Those are knockoffs of the Play Visions spiny eel and ribbon eel. The originals are nicer but I would love to find a spare spiny eel!
i'd love to see pics of the original PV ones if you have them. thanks.

Spiny eel:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ifek0u50648a0bg/HPIM3644.JPG?dl=0)

Ribbon eel:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/tj6b7r0jp92qmsy/HPIM3643.JPG?dl=0)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sauroid on February 24, 2015, 02:49:43 PM
thanks sbell. the originals look like the fish they are actually representing.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on March 07, 2015, 05:22:11 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsrhy2ppzc.jpg)
can anyone tell me is this a fiji crested iguana or something else?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on March 23, 2015, 02:32:12 PM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsi8vkvjre.jpg)
can anyone know the name of this juvenile looking species of this iguana on the left and that yellow spotted brown striped crocodile tailed species of this gecko on the right?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on April 06, 2015, 02:47:25 AM
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d6/Dinosaurboy19988/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsevokrjkh.jpg)
can anyone identify the species of cobra on the left with the black skin with a white vest mark on its back with a yellow neck color with white underbelly and the one on the right with orange skin with black bands yellow neck color and a white underbelly
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: MaastrichianGuy on April 30, 2015, 12:45:53 AM
(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/3067/images/779/otter-river-plastic-f425__28934.1411649839.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/n-pktq5q/uhsnk/products/2671/images/1071/otter-sea-plastic-f590__45604.1411649775.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)
can anyone ID that otter from K&M Wild republic and the other random one on the right?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 14, 2016, 01:50:18 AM
So I recently came into a bunch of fish models, mostly PRIOR. And overall, I have no idea what many of them should be--so I'm putting it out there, in case anyone can help. Really, if I can even get them to family it will be a good starting place--overall, the 'normal' fishes are my weakest area for fish names!

And then, honestly, I'll probably try to find new homes for many of them, since I only have room for a few of them...but I want to get names for them first!

1. I really want to know what this one is. It's kind of like a green eye, but the fins are wrong...it's not a PRIOR as it is made of hard plastic
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ni4o35rnnrdqik6/HPIM8854.jpg?dl=0)

2.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/tkqleznwc36cslo/HPIM8851.jpg?dl=0)

3.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/wqf2dycdbkgx0t7/HPIM8850.jpg?dl=0)

4.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/13c8o8yqxffc545/HPIM8849.jpg?dl=0)

5.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/gonli86rajwiejm/HPIM8846.jpg?dl=0)

6.
I think this is a cyprinid of some kind...guesses?
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/fjug7lqwlsi1eur/HPIM8845.jpg?dl=0)

7.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/5grgtk784ji13q2/HPIM8844.jpg?dl=0)

8.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/oubmiqaq10mxmy5/HPIM8843.jpg?dl=0)

9.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/qo81vv41qv2l9i7/HPIM8842.jpg?dl=0)

10.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/bepgbk7krkv7f3y/HPIM8839.jpg?dl=0)

11.
A rivuline of some kind?
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/9w0auw4db1m3ljp/HPIM8837.jpg?dl=0)

12.
And just because...the PRIOR lists call this a Bala shark! It is just so ridiculous...I don't think it's really anything (it more closely resembles an ichthyosaur than anything!)
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/0b1wx56pntnlza9/HPIM8838.jpg?dl=0)

Thanks for your help!

EDIT--I added numbers to make it easier to line up wtih IDs!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: AcroSauroTaurus on February 14, 2016, 02:05:05 AM
Well, fish number 3 is definitely some kind of damselfish, and number 4 is probably a Queen Angelfish with a coloration that no angelfish has… and number 8 definitely looks like a Bowfin, but again with a coloration that no Bowfin has… And the "Bala Shark" is an ichthyosaur that has severely reduced hind flippers. As for the rest, I don't know.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 14, 2016, 03:13:47 AM
Well, fish number 3 is definitely some kind of damselfish, and number 4 is probably a Queen Angelfish with a coloration that no angelfish has… and number 8 definitely looks like a Bowfin, but again with a coloration that no Bowfin has… And the "Bala Shark" is an ichthyosaur that has severely reduced hind flippers. As for the rest, I don't know.

I don't think 8 (9?) is a bowfin--the varied dorsal fin length, the tail, the tapered snout and the forward-placed ventral fins preclude that (if it were a bowfin, believe me, I would be happy!). Looking again, I am reminded of a pike cichlid. But part of the issue is that I don't know of the fish is meant to be a reef animal, a freshwater fish, a pelagic animal, a common aquarium species or food species...kind of hard to nail them down!

The other two sound reasonable to me. And yeah, that 'bala' is goofy...
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on February 14, 2016, 03:20:57 AM
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/oubmiqaq10mxmy5/HPIM8843.jpg?dl=0)
Pterapogon kauderni

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/13c8o8yqxffc545/HPIM8849.jpg?dl=0)
Holacanthus ciliaris

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/bepgbk7krkv7f3y/HPIM8839.jpg?dl=0)
A bass, but it could be any number of species.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/9w0auw4db1m3ljp/HPIM8837.jpg?dl=0)
Definitely a killifish, from there I can't offer much.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/0b1wx56pntnlza9/HPIM8838.jpg?dl=0)
Tursiops truncatus (deceased)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stargatedalek on February 14, 2016, 03:27:01 AM
11:21 PM - stargatedalek: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=205.new#new flish we are playing guess the fish
11:22 PM - stargatedalek: do you know any of them?
11:23 PM - Flishster: 9 looks like a snakehead of some sort
11:23 PM - Flishster: 6. looks like some sort of Asian barb
11:23 PM - Flishster: 2 looks like a very poor attempt at a Stripey
11:24 PM - Flishster: 3. looks like a poor attempt at a red scat


Friend on steam has been helpful.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sauroid on February 14, 2016, 08:45:33 AM
3. looks like a Scatophagus with wrong colors
5. an orange chromide Etroplus maculatus
7. T-barb Barbodes lateristriga
11. blackfin killie Austrolebias nigripinnis
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 14, 2016, 02:32:55 PM
So far this has been really helpful!

The ID's that are probably pretty close so far (from a few different places...):

1. Still no idea

2. Damslefish? Or blue-striped snapper Lutjanus kasmira or something similar

3. Scatophagus with fancy colours

4. Holacanthus ciiaris, again, done up fancy. It is possible that a related species could have a more closely-matched colour. Again, reef fish and perciformes are not my thing!

5. Etroplus maculatus, orange chromide cichlid. The colour seemed off, but then I found this:
(http://www.aquaterraria.com/images/atlas/item/coverImage/etroplus-maculatus/post-2-1286823047_thumb.jpg)

6. So far, Asian barb of some kind. And yet I'm sure I've seen these somewhere....the snout is familiar...and about the size, too.

7. Barbodes lateristiga, T-barb

8. Pterapogon kauderni Banggai Cardinalfish or Sphaeramia nematoptera Pyjama Cardinalfish (or something related--there are a lot of cardinal fish!)

9. So far I've heard bowfin (probably not, which is too bad!) and snakehead (closer? The dorsal fin is off) and I threw out pike cichlid Crenichal. Again, there is something familiar about it.

10. Bass of some kind? PRIOR listed them as Nanochromis, but nope.

11. Austrolebias nigripinnis (formerly Cynolebias nigripinnis)

12. Probably not a dolphin (vertical tail). Probably not anything, really--just a terrible attempt at a shark, perhaps?

So some answers...and some questions still...
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 14, 2016, 03:36:47 PM
I always thought the Bala shark was just a dolphin with an incorrect tail. There is a small minnow-like fish called a bala shark, but this looks nothing like it.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 14, 2016, 04:02:20 PM
I always thought the Bala shark was just a dolphin with an incorrect tail. There is a small minnow-like fish called a bala shark, but this looks nothing like it.

I have found two references to it--one was a French one that called it 'requin' (shark). The other called it 'balentio', which is a French or Portugese word fo rthe bala shark. But yeah, clearly neither!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 14, 2016, 04:11:12 PM
I always thought the Bala shark was just a dolphin with an incorrect tail. There is a small minnow-like fish called a bala shark, but this looks nothing like it.

I have found two references to it--one was a French one that called it 'requin' (shark). The other called it 'balentio', which is a French or Portugese word fo rthe bala shark. But yeah, clearly neither!

We should start a thread called 'Zoological Oddities' where we post pics of obviously anatomically incorrect things  ;D
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 14, 2016, 05:59:17 PM
I always thought the Bala shark was just a dolphin with an incorrect tail. There is a small minnow-like fish called a bala shark, but this looks nothing like it.

I have found two references to it--one was a French one that called it 'requin' (shark). The other called it 'balentio', which is a French or Portugese word fo rthe bala shark. But yeah, clearly neither!

We should start a thread called 'Zoological Oddities' where we post pics of obviously anatomically incorrect things  ;D

It could get so wildly out of control! Fish and arthropods are so often done wrong!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on February 14, 2016, 06:42:40 PM
I always thought the Bala shark was just a dolphin with an incorrect tail. There is a small minnow-like fish called a bala shark, but this looks nothing like it.

I have found two references to it--one was a French one that called it 'requin' (shark). The other called it 'balentio', which is a French or Portugese word fo rthe bala shark. But yeah, clearly neither!

We should start a thread called 'Zoological Oddities' where we post pics of obviously anatomically incorrect things  ;D

It could get so wildly out of control! Fish and arthropods are so often done wrong!

Most figures have some flaws; the most anal-retentive can find something wrong with everything, but for the out-of-control errors it could be fun.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Halichoeres on February 14, 2016, 08:07:31 PM
I felt sure that 6 was Leporinus until I saw it had no adipose fin. I dunno. It's hard to tell what they left out because it didn't belong and what they left out because they didn't know better.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 14, 2016, 11:05:04 PM
I felt sure that 6 was Leporinus until I saw it had no adipose fin. I dunno. It's hard to tell what they left out because it didn't belong and what they left out because they didn't know better.

I'm thinking, overall, that a lot of the time little featuers like adipose fins get left off. Might be difficult in the molds at that scale, or they may not care or notice (given the details in the scales, it seems odd that they would leave off defining features...)

UPDATE: Okay, I looked up Leporinus as a start, and while their body shape isn't quite right--the body shape of Anostomus, the headstanders, is almost perfect! So it is a characin, not a cyprinid (which, I think, I said in my original post so long ago in the Acquistions thread).

Probably Anostomus anostomus, the striped headstander, due to the pattern, although of course the real animal is waaaaay less red (mostly in the fins).

(http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/custom/images/large/50dd8103ca368.jpg)

So that's sort of another one down!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: AcroSauroTaurus on February 15, 2016, 12:49:20 AM
Glad you got some of them identified! But sadly they weren't painted with their natural colors, otherwise that would've made identifying them so much easier! And number nine actually could be a Snakehead,  just the company could've gotten the dorsal fin the wrong shape.(slightly)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 15, 2016, 02:21:44 AM
Glad you got some of them identified! But sadly they weren't painted with their natural colors, otherwise that would've made identifying them so much easier! And number nine actually could be a Snakehead,  just the company could've gotten the dorsal fin the wrong shape.(slightly)

It would definitely be easier with the right colours! But, like I said--even getting to a family level (or, genus...like Anostomus) is useful.

And I suppose you are right re: snakehead. But there is something familiar about it that I haven't placed yet.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sauroid on February 15, 2016, 03:44:20 AM
So far this has been really helpful!

The ID's that are probably pretty close so far (from a few different places...):

1. Still no idea

2. Damslefish? Or blue-striped snapper Lutjanus kasmira or something similar

3. Scatophagus with fancy colours

4. Holacanthus ciiaris, again, done up fancy. It is possible that a related species could have a more closely-matched colour. Again, reef fish and perciformes are not my thing!

5. Etroplus maculatus, orange chromide cichlid. The colour seemed off, but then I found this:
(http://www.aquaterraria.com/images/atlas/item/coverImage/etroplus-maculatus/post-2-1286823047_thumb.jpg)

6. So far, Asian barb of some kind. And yet I'm sure I've seen these somewhere....the snout is familiar...and about the size, too.

7. Barbodes lateristiga, T-barb

8. Pterapogon kauderni Banggai Cardinalfish or Sphaeramia nematoptera Pyjama Cardinalfish (or something related--there are a lot of cardinal fish!)

9. So far I've heard bowfin (probably not, which is too bad!) and snakehead (closer? The dorsal fin is off) and I threw out pike cichlid Crenichal. Again, there is something familiar about it.

10. Bass of some kind? PRIOR listed them as Nanochromis, but nope.

11. Austrolebias nigripinnis (formerly Cynolebias nigripinnis)

12. Probably not a dolphin (vertical tail). Probably not anything, really--just a terrible attempt at a shark, perhaps?

So some answers...and some questions still...
look for the wild form of Etroplus maculatus
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sauroid on February 15, 2016, 03:50:42 AM
Glad you got some of them identified! But sadly they weren't painted with their natural colors, otherwise that would've made identifying them so much easier! And number nine actually could be a Snakehead,  just the company could've gotten the dorsal fin the wrong shape.(slightly)

It would definitely be easier with the right colours! But, like I said--even getting to a family level (or, genus...like Anostomus) is useful.

And I suppose you are right re: snakehead. But there is something familiar about it that I haven't placed yet.
it is a Lamprologus leleupi with wrong stripes
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 15, 2016, 05:57:01 AM
Glad you got some of them identified! But sadly they weren't painted with their natural colors, otherwise that would've made identifying them so much easier! And number nine actually could be a Snakehead,  just the company could've gotten the dorsal fin the wrong shape.(slightly)

It would definitely be easier with the right colours! But, like I said--even getting to a family level (or, genus...like Anostomus) is useful.

And I suppose you are right re: snakehead. But there is something familiar about it that I haven't placed yet.
it is a Lamprologus leleupi with wrong stripes

I agree it is likely a cichlid, although the more tubular body still has me leaning toward Crenichla (again, with weird colours).

Although I think a different figure from the same (or recast) set could actually be Lamprologus:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/7mgsoysmxcvtgtf/HPIM2733.JPG?dl=0)

I am also wondering if number 10 isn't a cichlid of some sort as well?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Halichoeres on February 25, 2016, 01:49:45 AM
I felt sure that 6 was Leporinus until I saw it had no adipose fin. I dunno. It's hard to tell what they left out because it didn't belong and what they left out because they didn't know better.

I'm thinking, overall, that a lot of the time little featuers like adipose fins get left off. Might be difficult in the molds at that scale, or they may not care or notice (given the details in the scales, it seems odd that they would leave off defining features...)

UPDATE: Okay, I looked up Leporinus as a start, and while their body shape isn't quite right--the body shape of Anostomus, the headstanders, is almost perfect! So it is a characin, not a cyprinid (which, I think, I said in my original post so long ago in the Acquistions thread).

Probably Anostomus anostomus, the striped headstander, due to the pattern, although of course the real animal is waaaaay less red (mostly in the fins).

So that's sort of another one down!
Anostomus, of course! Lots of ostariophysans have insane nuptial coloration (like the shiners below, usually silvery), but this would still be pretty extreme.
(http://n7.alamy.com/zooms/47bf1f760cf841b3be0c593e689fbf19/rainbow-shiner-notropis-chrosomus-school-of-fish-spawning-cnt3dx.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on February 25, 2016, 02:12:39 AM
I felt sure that 6 was Leporinus until I saw it had no adipose fin. I dunno. It's hard to tell what they left out because it didn't belong and what they left out because they didn't know better.

I'm thinking, overall, that a lot of the time little featuers like adipose fins get left off. Might be difficult in the molds at that scale, or they may not care or notice (given the details in the scales, it seems odd that they would leave off defining features...)

UPDATE: Okay, I looked up Leporinus as a start, and while their body shape isn't quite right--the body shape of Anostomus, the headstanders, is almost perfect! So it is a characin, not a cyprinid (which, I think, I said in my original post so long ago in the Acquistions thread).

Probably Anostomus anostomus, the striped headstander, due to the pattern, although of course the real animal is waaaaay less red (mostly in the fins).

So that's sort of another one down!
Anostomus, of course! Lots of ostariophysans have insane nuptial coloration (like the shiners below, usually silvery), but this would still be pretty extreme.
(http://n7.alamy.com/zooms/47bf1f760cf841b3be0c593e689fbf19/rainbow-shiner-notropis-chrosomus-school-of-fish-spawning-cnt3dx.jpg)

I think, at this point, I have most of them (the striped 'cichlid' of some kind is tought to get to species, or even genus, but it's there). The 'greeneye' is still the most frustrating one; it's pretty likely an aulopiforme of some kind, but it doesn't quite fit any of them. If it had big, ridiculous teeth I coudl just call it Enchodus and be done. But the mouth is closed...so no dice.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: animaltoyforum on March 25, 2016, 08:32:07 AM
I split some recent posts from this thread into a new topic for identifying mystery animal species that are in living form rather than toy form.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stemturtle on July 18, 2016, 06:42:22 PM
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S released a set of snails and slugs with no species identification.
There are 5 snails, of which 2 are duplicates with chains, that look like a single species.
There are 3 slugs, of which 1 is a duplicate with chain, that look like a single species.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zXhw8ag-0wQ/V40P7B0LL1I/AAAAAAAADqo/a1fM4jlc91Em8dKNQT5pgtv9oHMTpS7UACCo/s500/snails%2Band%2Bslugs.jpg)

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-smKvAx4_5vI/V40QGdVUy8I/AAAAAAAADqs/1HNUlQBMsJU8ZI8LCvMVNkKPkPkAHERSwCCo/s400/P1100035.jpg)
The slug looks like the banded slug, Ambigolimax valentianus (sny. Lehmannia valentiana)

Please post a species identification for the snail, or next higher taxon if species is unknown. Thanks.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on September 28, 2016, 11:10:40 PM
I hope that the same question has not been posted in a previous post, I checked with the search button but it didn't give any result.

Anyone knows what species might be the "Plesiosaurus" by Papo?

(https://stoneshop.se/images/zoom/mod018_plesiosaur.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on September 29, 2016, 09:34:36 AM
I hope that the same question has not been posted in a previous post, I checked with the search button but it didn't give any result.

Anyone knows what species might be the "Plesiosaurus" by Papo?
Hehe, our admin animaltoyforum (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=1) is actually a plesiosaur specialist. :) He has published his thoughts about the figure - including those about the chances to attribute it to any known plesiosaur taxon - in his review of it in the Dinosaur Toy Blog here: http://dinotoyblog.com/2010/05/06/plesiosaurus-papo/
Personally, I think the head is remotely reminiscent of Anningasaura which was once identified as "Plesiosaurus" macrocephalus but that doesn't mean much, alas.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on September 29, 2016, 04:49:35 PM
Thanks brontodocus, informative as usual.  ^-^

Will read the external link.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on November 26, 2016, 11:01:19 PM
Takara Tomy A.R.T.S released a set of snails and slugs with no species identification.
There are 5 snails, of which 2 are duplicates with chains, that look like a single species.
There are 3 slugs, of which 1 is a duplicate with chain, that look like a single species.

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zXhw8ag-0wQ/V40P7B0LL1I/AAAAAAAADqo/a1fM4jlc91Em8dKNQT5pgtv9oHMTpS7UACCo/s500/snails%2Band%2Bslugs.jpg)

(http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-smKvAx4_5vI/V40QGdVUy8I/AAAAAAAADqs/1HNUlQBMsJU8ZI8LCvMVNkKPkPkAHERSwCCo/s400/P1100035.jpg)
The slug looks like the banded slug, Ambigolimax valentianus (sny. Lehmannia valentiana)

Please post a species identification for the snail, or next higher taxon if species is unknown. Thanks.
Sorry for being so late, stemturtle, but I was mostly absent during the time your id request was posted. :-[ I also merged it into the species identification thread because it fits better here. It's funny since when I received the set I had problems identifying the slug, but I think your id is better than what I came up with. My problem was that I couldn't identify it as a limacid because the dorsal keel is not present on the figures. Nevertheless, I'm confident this is the species they had in mind. Well, the snail was easier for me, it's Euhadra peliomphala, a fairly large bradybaenid endemic to Japan. I think it has been made a few times before by Japanese companies. :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stemturtle on November 27, 2016, 12:11:58 AM
Thank you for your IDs, brontodocus. Wonderful to get a reply after so long.  :)
A printout from Wikipedia that I had saved for genus Euhadra had pelimophala penciled at the bottom of the page. So you must be right.
To summarize:
snail = Euhadra pelimophala
slug = Ambigolimax valentianus
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on January 15, 2017, 04:15:32 PM
I just bought in the shop of the Monte San Generoso Fossile Museum (Switzerland) the nice (and big!) Ammonite by Bullyland.

(http://www.bullyland.de/typo3temp/pics/70828124b9.jpg)

I like the figurine, even if not particularly detailed considering its measures, but I wonder what exact species might it be. There is a lot of them in the Ammonoide subclass, and I couldn't find any help by searching the forum and other sites.

Can you help me?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on January 15, 2017, 11:56:39 PM
I just bought in the shop of the Monte San Generoso Fossile Museum (Switzerland) the nice (and big!) Ammonite by Bullyland.

(http://www.bullyland.de/typo3temp/pics/70828124b9.jpg)

I like the figurine, even if not particularly detailed considering its measures, but I wonder what exact species might it be. There is a lot of them in the Ammonoide subclass, and I couldn't find any help by searching the forum and other sites.

Can you help me?

Somewhere on the original Dino Toy Forum there was a thread on this...I think the likely suggestion was Pachydiscus although Pleuroceras spinatum was a later, more probable identification.

The discussion is here: http://dinotoyforum.proboards.com/thread/3965/bullyland-ammonites (http://dinotoyforum.proboards.com/thread/3965/bullyland-ammonites)

Also, point of order, this thread is for when you don't know the manufacturer of a toy.

This particular question should be in this thread: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=205.0 (http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=205.0) which requests species identification.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on January 18, 2017, 11:59:33 PM
Sbell, thanks for both the answer on the identification of the species, and the thread for the identifications of the species! And sorry for having posted it here!  :-[
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: sbell on January 19, 2017, 02:54:46 AM
Sbell, thanks for both the answer on the identification of the species, and the thread for the identifications of the species! And sorry for having posted it here!  :-[

No worries, it  can be easy to overlook threads. I think this one is stickied, but the other isn't--the important thing is that you get an answer!
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 21, 2017, 09:41:47 AM
Sbell, thanks for both the answer on the identification of the species, and the thread for the identifications of the species! And sorry for having posted it here!  :-[

No worries, it  can be easy to overlook threads. I think this one is stickied, but the other isn't--the important thing is that you get an answer!
And it was quite an easy fix so this is now all where it belongs. By the way, good point, Sean, I made a sticky topic out of the species id thread, too. :) Oh, and reading my old post about Pleuroceras spinatum on DTF version 1 I have to admit that after more than five years I still don't know where that specimen which I couldn't find is. :'(
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on January 22, 2017, 12:25:23 AM
Great job Brontodocus!  :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on January 29, 2017, 11:05:45 PM
Brontodocus, looks like the species identification thread is not sticky, maybe you still didn't implement the solution, or changed your mind about it?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on January 29, 2017, 11:09:49 PM
Bullyland Iguana

Quite satisfying, afterall.

Don't have a clue about the species, someone can help me? Tx.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61BP132D0ML._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: bmathison1972 on January 29, 2017, 11:10:56 PM
Bullyland Iguana

Quite satisfying, afterall.

Don't have a clue about the species, someone can help me? Tx.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61BP132D0ML._SL1500_.jpg)

Must be the common green iguana, Iguana iguana.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on January 30, 2017, 12:50:23 AM
Thanks bmathison  :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: brontodocus on January 30, 2017, 07:12:20 AM
Brontodocus, looks like the species identification thread is not sticky, maybe you still didn't implement the solution, or changed your mind about it?
No, I didn't change anything, I don't know what happened, maybe I didn't set the sticky properly? Should work now, though. :)

Edit: I just see the Bullyland Green Iguana, yes, it can only be Iguana iguana because of the enlarged scale below the ear. The other species within the genus, I. delicatissima, doesn't have this.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on February 01, 2017, 12:25:10 AM
Thanks brotodocus, now it works, I can confirm this  :)
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: Rossano on July 09, 2017, 12:24:28 PM
Anyone knows what species might be this bat by Bullyland?

(http://www.bullyland.de/typo3temp/pics/7c55a9db5b.jpg)

http://www.bullyland.de/index.php?id=107&L=1%2Fwp-cont
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stemturtle on July 14, 2017, 09:06:35 PM
Nature Techni Colour identifies the oarfish in the Deep Sea Life set (Vol. 1) as Regalecus russelii. I wonder if it should have the common name of slender oarfish instead of giant oarfish. The scientific name of the giant oarfish is Regalecus glesne.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oarfish):
”From December 2009 to March 2010, unusual numbers of the slender oarfish Regalecus russelii (竜宮の使い “Ryūgū-No-Tsukai”,) known in Japanese folklore as the Messenger from the Sea God's Palace, appeared in the waters and on the beaches of Japan, the appearance of which is said to portend earthquakes."

See an image: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=2025.msg16794#msg16794
What do you think?
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: stemturtle on July 15, 2017, 01:16:49 AM
A resolution to the identification of the Nature Techni Colour oarfish is provided by the description that the length of the species represented by the figure is 11 meters, which is the size of the giant oarfish, much too large for the slender oarfish, Regalecus russelii, at 5.4 meters. I suggest that the scientific name of this oarfish should be corrected to Regalecus glesne instead of R. russelii to correspond to the common name of giant oarfish.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: robustus_ on July 16, 2017, 09:51:59 PM
A resolution to the identification of the Nature Techni Colour oarfish is provided by the description that the length of the species represented by the figure is 11 meters, which is the size of the giant oarfish, much too large for the slender oarfish, Regalecus russelii, at 5.4 meters. I suggest that the scientific name of this oarfish should be corrected to Regalecus glesne instead of R. russelii to correspond to the common name of giant oarfish.

I agree with you - I think all signs point to the species being the giant oarfish rather than the slender.
Title: Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
Post by: widukind on July 17, 2017, 05:17:24 PM
Brontodocus, looks like the species identification thread is not sticky, maybe you still didn't implement the solution, or changed your mind about it?
No, I didn't change anything, I don't know what happened, maybe I didn't set the sticky properly? Should work now, though. :)

Edit: I just see the Bullyland Green Iguana, yes, it can only be Iguana iguana because of the enlarged scale below the ear. The other species within the genus, I. delicatissima, doesn't have this.

What brand have the iguana delicatissima?