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Name that critter

Started by animaltoyforum, December 14, 2012, 01:33:58 PM

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A new game - Name that critter :D Here's a picture of an obscure animal species. The challenge is to identify it. Whoever can name it can then post a picture of another obscure species to be identified. And so on...



brontodocus

#1
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana. ;D Hehe, I have the Kaiyodo figure of that one...

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

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


animaltoyforum

I do believe that is the business end of a Mexican mole lizard, Bipes biporus. I had to do a bit of research on this one though! Here it is, weird indeed!:


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

And a new one:


sbell


animaltoyforum

#4
Correct! Hose-nosed cycad weevil. Appropriate name.  :))

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


sbell

Quote from: animaltoyforum on December 14, 2012, 08:44:41 PM
Correct! Hose-nosed cycad weevil. Appropriate name.  :))

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

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



animaltoyforum

It's a type of pipefish isn't it. But what species...that I must find out.


sbell

Quote from: animaltoyforum on December 14, 2012, 10:09:47 PM
It's a type of pipefish isn't it. But what species...that I must find out.

It's not though! It's even weirder than that.

Varanus

#8
Snipe eel! :)


Here's one: >:D

animaltoyforum

Good work on the snipe eel, Varanus, that one had me stumped!

I recognised your critter as a gull, but couldn't say what species. Until, that is, I saw the name in the .jpg URL. oops. I hereby disqualify myself  from this round  :-X


animaltoyforum

All right, all right! It's a Thayer's gull, Larus thayeriO:-)

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




Jetoar

#11
A spider with a shield in his abdomen  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Hmm, I guess we have to be more specific - it's a trapdoor spider (family Ctenizidae) of the genus Cyclocosmia, possibly C. ricketti. They use the rear end of their opisthosome to close their burrows. :)

Okay, this one is one of the most famous among its relatives and has a vernacular name that's as catchy as the animal itself so it shouldn't be hard... ;):

Jetoar

In Spain, the name of this animal is Spanish dancer  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Quote from: Jetoar on December 16, 2012, 07:22:09 PM
In Spain, the name of this animal is Spanish dancer  ^-^.
Yes, that's it! :)
Now it's your turn!

Jetoar

Ok  ^-^ this is one of my favorite insects



Any idea  ^-^.
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Ana

#16
Well, maybe I'm not into insects but isn't it Emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia)? :)

If yes, here is the picture to guess :)


brontodocus

Oh, that's a Huon Tree Kangaroo, Dendrolagus matschiei! :)

Okay, what species do we have here? :o

Jetoar

Quote from: Ana on December 17, 2012, 09:42:32 AM
Well, maybe I'm not into insects but isn't it Emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia)? :)

If yes, here is the picture to guess :)



Sorry but your answer is incorrect friend  ^-^. It is not Saturnia pavonia
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Ana

#19
@Jetoar Oh, then I truly have no idea :o Ok, I think I found it, it must be Great peacock moth yes? :D (Saturnia pyri)

@Brontodocus I couldn't find these frogs anywhere at all. But they really look amazing :D And yes, the name of kangaroo species is correct ;)