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Acomys

The term spiny mouse refers to any species of rodent within the genus Acomys. Similar in appearance to mice of the genus Mus, spiny mice are small mammals with bare, scaled tails. However, their coats are endowed with unusually stiff guard hairs ...

Miopithecus

Talapoins are the two species of Old World monkeys classified in genus Miopithecus. They live in central Africa, with their range extending from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Angola. With a typical length of 32 to 45 cm and ...

White-breasted mesite

The white-breasted mesite is a ground-dwelling bird endemic to Madagascar. One of three species in the mesite family, Mesitornithidae, it is classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It has a small population ...

Acacia anasilla

The spindly erect shrub with small, viscid whorled leaves typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 2 metres 5 to 7 ft. The densely white-hispid stems have erect stipules with a length of 1.5 to 2 mm 0.059 to 0.079 in. There are 15 to 20 slender stra ...

Caladenia amplexans

Caladenia amplexans, commonly known as the dainty blue china orchid, is a plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae and is endemic to Western Australia. It has a relatively broad leaf and one or two pale blue and white flowers. It is distinguished f ...

Baikal teal

The Baikal teal, also called the bimaculate duck or squawk duck, is a dabbling duck that breeds in eastern Russia and winters in East Asia.

Kaluga (fish)

The kaluga is a large predatory sturgeon found in the Amur River basin. Also known as the river beluga, they are claimed to be the largest freshwater fish in the world, with a maximum size of at least 1.000 kg and 5.6 m. The kaluga is one of the ...

Omul

The omul, Coregonus migratorius, also known as Baikal omul, is a whitefish species of the salmon family endemic to Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. It is considered a delicacy and is the object of one of the largest commercial fisheries on Lake Ba ...

Leptinotarsa juncta

The false potato beetle is a beetle found primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions of the United States. Its distribution extends to Maine. Adult beetles emerge from the soil in the late spring or early summer and begin breeding, an ...

Gortyna xanthenes

Gortyna xanthenes, the artichoke moth, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was described by Ernst Friedrich Germar in 1842. It is found on the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Malta as well as in Portugal, Spa ...

Anthene kersteni

Anthene kersteni, the Kerstens hairtail or Kerstens ciliate blue, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found from South Africa to Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia. In South Africa it is found in coastal lowland forest in KwaZulu-Natal, from ...

Coeliades anchises

Coeliades anchises, the one-pip policeman, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in eastern KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, from Mozambique to Somalia, and in Ethiopia. The wingspan is 55–70 mm for males and 65–72 mm for female ...

Colotis hetaera

Colotis hetaera, the eastern purple tip, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is found in Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Arabia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and North Africa. The habitat consists of savannah, ...

Eulonchus

Eulonchus is a genus of small-headed flies in the family Acroceridae. There are six described species in Eulonchus. The genus is found in North America. Adults have a metallic blue, green or sometimes purple coloration, giving them a jewel-like a ...

Phymateus aegrotus

Phymateus aegrotus, sometimes called the blue bush locust or East African bush locust, is a pest species of grasshopper in the family Pyrgomorphidae. Unlike "locusts" the adults are not known to change their morphology on crowding, but at the hop ...

Rhipicephalus pulchellus

The zebra tick or yellow back tick is a species of hard tick. It is common in the Horn of Africa, with a habitat of the Rift Valley and eastward. It feeds upon a wide variety of species, including livestock, wild mammals, and humans, and can be a ...

Sawfly

Sawflies are the insects of the suborder Symphyta within the order Hymenoptera alongside ants, bees and wasps. The common name comes from the saw-like appearance of the ovipositor, which the females use to cut into the plants where they lay their ...

Pantopoda

Sea spiders, also called Pantopoda or pycnogonids, are marine arthropods of class Pycnogonida. They are cosmopolitan, found in oceans around the world. There are over 1300 known species, with a leg span ranging from 1 mm to over 70 cm. Most are t ...

Agelenopsis aperta

Agelenopsis aperta, the desert grass spider, is a species of spider belonging to the family Agelenidae. It is found in dry regions across the Southern United States and into Mexico. This long-legged spider is rather similar to its congeners, but ...

Antrodiaetidae

Antrodiaetidae, also known as folding trapdoor spiders, is a small spider family related to atypical tarantulas. They are found almost exclusively in the western and midwestern United States, from California to Washington and east to the Appalach ...

Araneus illaudatus

Araneus illaudatus, commonly called the Texas orb-weaver is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It has a rather restricted range in western Texas and eastern Arizona. The female is a very large, hairy orb-weaver, up to 25 mm in ...

Brown recluse spider

The brown recluse, Loxosceles reclusa, Sicariidae is a recluse spider with a necrotic venom. Similar to other recluse spider bites, their bite sometimes requires medical attention. The brown recluse is one of three spiders with medically signific ...

Hickmania

Hickmania is a monotypic genus of Australian cribellate araneomorph spiders in the Austrochilidae family, containing only the Tasmanian cave spider. It was first described by Willis J. Gertsch in 1958, and has been found only in Tasmania. It is t ...

Adelocosa

The Kauai cave wolf spider, also known to local residents as the "blind spider", is only known to occur in a few caves in a lava flow with an area of 10.5 km 2 in the Kōloa–Poipū region of Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, and only six populations are kno ...

Neonella

Neonella is a genus of jumping spiders that was first described by Carl Eduard Adolph Gerstaecker in 1936. The name is a combination of the related spider genus Neon and the suffix "-ella".

Tooth Cave spider

The Tooth Cave spider, formerly Neoleptoneta myopica, now Tayshaneta myopica, is a 1.6 mm long spider in the family Leptonetidae. It is endemic to limestone caves near Austin, Texas in the United States and is considered an endangered species.

Anomaluridae

The Anomaluridae are a family of rodents found in central Africa. They are known as anomalures or scaly-tailed squirrels. The seven extant species are classified into three genera. Most are brightly coloured. All anomalurids but the single specie ...

Tursiops

Bottlenose dolphins, the genus Tursiops, are the most common members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin. Molecular studies show the genus contains three species: the common bottlenose dolphin, the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dol ...

Carphophis

Worm snakes are small snakes, 35 cm 14 in or less in total length. They are usually a dark brown in color on the upperside, with a lighter-colored, pink or orange underside. They are easily mistaken for other similar species, such as the earth sn ...

Dermanura

Dermanura is a genus of leaf-nosed bats. Genus Dermanura Rosenbergs fruit-eating bat, Dermanura rosenbergi Dermanura rava Pygmy fruit-eating bat, Dermanura phaeotis Gnome fruit-eating bat, Dermanura gnoma Silver fruit-eating bat, Dermanura glauca ...

Dipodomyinae

Dipodomyinae is a subfamily of heteromyid rodents, the kangaroo rats and mice. Dipodomyines, as implied by both their common and scientific names, are bipedal; they also jump exceptionally well. Kangaroo rats and mice are native to desert and sem ...

Molossidae

The Molossidae, or free-tailed bats, are a family of bats within the order Chiroptera. The Molossidae comprise the fourth-largest family of bats, containing about 110 species as of 2012. They are generally quite robust, and consist of many strong ...

Ctenodactylidae

Gundis or comb rats are a group of small, stocky rodents found in Africa. They live in rocky deserts across the northern parts of the continent. The family comprises four living genera and five species, as well as numerous extinct genera and spec ...

Histiotus

Histiotus is a genus of South American vesper bats with species that include: Strange big-eared brown bat Histiotus alienus Humboldt big-eared brown bat Histiotus humboldti Thomass big-eared brown bat Histiotus laephotis Tropical big-eared brown ...

Tarsipes rostratus

The honey possum or noolbenger refers to Tarsipes rostratus, a tiny species of marsupial that feeds on the nectar and pollen of a diverse range of flowering plants. Found in southwest Australia, it is an important pollinator for such plants as Ba ...

Hoplocetus

Hoplocetus is an extinct genus of raptorial cetacean of the sperm whale superfamily, Physeteroidea. Its remains have been found in the Miocene of Belgium, France, Germany and Malta, the Pliocene of Belgium and France, and the Pleistocene of the U ...

Megalonychidae

Megalonychidae is a group of sloths including the extinct Megalonyx. Megalonychids first appeared in the early Oligocene, about 35 million years ago, in southern Argentina. There is actually one possible find dating to the Eocene, about 40 Ma ago ...

Mesoplodon

Mesoplodont whales are 15 species of toothed whale in the genus Mesoplodon, making it the largest genus in the cetacean order. Two species were described as recently as 1991 and 2002, and marine biologists predict the discovery of more species in ...

Mesosaurus

Mesosaurus is an extinct genus of reptile from the Early Permian of southern Africa and South America. Along with it, the genera Brazilosaurus and Stereosternum, it is a member of the family Mesosauridae and the order Mesosauria. Mesosaurus was l ...

Mosasauroidea

Mosasaurs comprise a group of extinct, large marine reptiles containing 38 genera in total. Their first fossil remains were discovered in a limestone quarry at Maastricht on the Meuse in 1764. Mosasaurs probably evolved from an extinct group of a ...

Oplosaurus

Oplosaurus was a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Barremian-age Lower Cretaceous Wessex Formation of the Isle of Wight, England. It is known from a single tooth usually referred to the contemporaneous "wastebasket taxon" Pelorosaurus, although ...

Stenodermatinae

Subfamily Stenodermatinae Little white-shouldered bat, Ametrida centurio Genus: Ametrida Genus: Ardops Tree bat, Ardops nichollsi Genus: Ariteus Jamaican fig-eating bat, Ariteus flavescens Genus: Artibeus - Neotropical fruit bats Jamaican fruit b ...

Hyphessobrycon amandae

The ember tetra is a freshwater fish of the characin family of order Characiformes. It is native to the Araguaia River basin of Brazil and was discovered in 1987 and named in honor of the fish explorer Heiko Blehers mother. This species is of typ ...

Paracheirodon

Paracheirodon is a genus of freshwater fish in the family Characidae of the order Characiformes. The type species is P. innesi, the well-known neon tetra, and the Paracheirodon species are among the fishes known as tetras. All species of this gen ...

Adelpha bredowii

Adelpha bredowii, the Bredows sister, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is endemic to western, central, and southern Mexico. Adelpha bredowii belongs to the serpa species group in the genus Adelpha. Adelpha bredowii previous ...

Ammoconia senex

Ammoconia senex is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in the European part of the Mediterranean Region and an isolated population near the Middle Rhine. It is also found in Turkey, the Caucasus, Iraq and Iran. The wingspan is 36–46 mm. A ...

Chlosyne lacinia

The bordered patch is an extremely variable butterfly. The upperside of the wings is mainly black with the forewing having rows of white and/or yellow-orange spots of varying sizes. There is usually one whitish spot in the forewing cell. The hind ...

Hyles dahlii

It is found on Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands. On rare occasions it is found on Sicily and along the north-eastern coast of Spain. It was introduced to Tunisia in the mid 1980s. On Menorca, the Hyles dahlii population consists of a hy ...

Setina flavicans

Setina flavicans is a moth of the family Erebidae. It is found in France and on the Iberian Peninsula. The wingspan is 28–31 mm for males and 20–25 mm for females. The larvae feed on various lichen species.

Strephonota tephraeus

Strephonota tephraeus is a species of butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found from Mexico to Venezuela, the Amazon, the Guianas and Peru. Rare strays can be found as far north as the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas. The habitat consists ...