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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #180 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:


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

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #181 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

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #182 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:


I am also wondering if number 10 isn't a cichlid of some sort as well?

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #183 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.

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #184 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.


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.



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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #185 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.

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #186 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.




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.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2016, 06:48:11 PM by stemturtle »

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #187 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?


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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #188 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 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.

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #189 on: September 29, 2016, 04:49:35 PM »
Thanks brontodocus, informative as usual.  ^-^

Will read the external link.



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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #190 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.




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. :)

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #191 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

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #192 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.



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?

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #193 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.



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

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 which requests species identification.

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #194 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!  :-[

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #195 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!

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Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« Reply #196 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. :'(

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« Reply #197 on: January 22, 2017, 12:25:23 AM »
Great job Brontodocus!  :)

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« Reply #198 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?

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« Reply #199 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.