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Rio Grande silvery minnow

The Rio Grande silvery minnow or Rio Grande minnow is a small herbivorous North American fish. It is one of the seven North American members of the genus Hybognathus, in the cyprinid family. The Rio Grande silvery minnow is one of the most endang ...

Scolopendra heros

Scolopendra heros, commonly known as the giant desert centipede, giant Sonoran centipede, Texas redheaded centipede, and giant redheaded centipede, is a species of North American centipede found in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico.

Tidepool sculpin

The tidepool sculpin is a fish species in the sculpin family Cottidae that ranges from the Bering Sea to southern California. Individuals reach up to 8 cm in length and are common in tidepools.

Woodhouses toad

Woodhouses toad is a medium-sized true toad native to the United States and Mexico. There are three recognized subspecies. A. woodhousii tends to hybridize with Anaxyrus americanus where their ranges overlap.

Buff-breasted flycatcher

The buff-breasted flycatcher is a small insectivorous bird. It is the smallest Empidonax flycatcher, typically ranging from 11.5 to 13 cm in size. Adults have olive gray upper bodies, darker coloration on the wings and tail, conspicuous white eye ...

Andricus aries

Andricus aries is a species of gall-forming wasps, in the genus Andricus. The species was named by the French entomologist Joseph-Etienne Giraud, in 1859. It is commonly found in eastern Europe and during the 21st century has spread to western Eu ...

Eprhopalotus

Eprhopalotus is a genus of hymenopteran insects of the family Eulophidae. Their distribution varies between species but ranges from Costa Rica, Mexico to Texas. There are currently 5 species of Eprhopalotus: Eprhopalotus purpureithorax Girault, 1 ...

Brachypnoea

Brachypnoea is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae. It is mostly found in the Neotropical realm, though there are also eight known species in the Nearctic realm. The genus was originally named Noda, named by Chevrolat in Dejeans C ...

Charonia

Charonia is a genus of very large sea snail, commonly known as Tritons trumpet or Triton snail. They are marine gastropod mollusks in the monotypic family Charoniidae.

Electron (bird)

Electron is a genus of the motmots, a family of Neotropical near passerine birds. The genus has two species: Both inhabit humid evergreen tropical forest. Both occur in Central America, and the broad-billed motmot occurs in a large region of Sout ...

Latibulus

Latibulus argiolus is a parasitoid which lies in wait in the near proximity of a Polistes paper wasp nest waiting for an opportunity for penetration and then, within a few seconds, lays an egg into a nest cell. The biology of the larva is unknown ...

Lycaste (beetle)

Lycaste is a genus of leaf beetles in the subfamily Eumolpinae. It is known from South America. Callicolaspis was formerly considered a synonym of the genus, but in 2003 Callicolaspis was restored as a separate genus. According to Jan Bezdek 2020 ...

Philautus

Philautus is a genus of shrub frogs in the family Rhacophoridae from Asia. Some species in this genus are now considered extinct by IUCN, while others are widespread and abundant. The taxonomy of the group is unclear, with many poorly described s ...

Sicilian wall lizard

The Sicilian wall lizard is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. Endemic to Italy, it occurs in Sicily and the Aegadian Islands. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, temp ...

Simosthenurus occidentalis

Simosthenurus occidentalis is a species of sthenurine marsupial that existed in Australia during the Pliocene, becoming extinct in the Pleistocene epoch around 42 000 years ago. A large herbivorous biped that resembles large kangaroos, the specie ...

Sthenurinae

Sthenurinae is a subfamily within the marsupial family Macropodidae, known as short faced kangaroos. No members of this subfamily are extant today, with all becoming extinct by the late Pleistocene. Procoptodon goliah, the largest macropodid know ...

Zaglossus hacketti

Zaglossus hacketti is an extinct species of long-beaked echidna from Western Australia that is dated to the Pleistocene. It is known only from a few bones. It was about 1 m long and probably weighed about 30 kg. This makes it the largest monotrem ...

Anchariidae

The Anchariidae are a family of catfishes containing two genera, Ancharius and Gogo with 6 species. Anchariids are a strictly freshwater group endemic to Madagascar. Anchariids are characterized by the presence of fringed barbels and a reduced an ...

Anilany

Anilany helenae is a species of frog in the microyhlid subfamily Cophylinae. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Anilany, and is endemic to central Madagascar.

Anodonthyla eximia

Anodonthyla eximia is a species of frog from Ranomafana in Eastern Madagascar endemic microhylid subfamily Cophylinae. It is the smallest species of the genus Anodonthyla and is the only known terrestrial member of the genus.

Boophis popi

Boophis popi is a nocturnal species of skeleton frog endemic to the forests of Madagascar. It is characterized by its red irises and distinctly elevated reticulations on the dorsum. It is brown and gray, has slender limbs, has a pulsating call, a ...

Liophidium pattoni

Liophidium pattoni is a species of snake in the subfamily Pseudoxyrhophiinae of the family Lamprophiidae. The species is endemic to Madagascar. Little is known about the snake, as it was recently discovered in 2010.

Mantidactylus charlotteae

Mantidactylus charlotteae is a species of frog in the family Mantellidae. It is endemic to Madagascar and found in the eastern part of the country in the coastal rainforest belt between Marojejy in the north and possibly as far as Andohahela in t ...

Rhombophryne botabota

Rhombophryne botabota is a medium-sized species of frogs of the Madagascar endemic microhylid subfamily Cophylinae. It is found in the montane rainforests of northern Madagascar. It was described in 2016 from seven specimens.

Rhombophryne vaventy

Rhombophryne vaventy is a large species of frogs of the Madagascar endemic microhylid subfamily Cophylinae. It is one of the largest members of its genus.

Scaphiophryne boribory

Scaphiophryne boribory is a species of frogs in the family Microhylidae. It is endemic to eastern Madagascar and only known from the area of its type locality near Fierenana.

Spinomantis brunae

Spinomantis brunae is a species of frogs in the family Mantellidae. It is endemic to Madagascar and known from the Anosy Mountains in southeastern Madagascar.

Spinomantis massi

This species was described in the genus Mantidactylus, subgenus Spinomantis, by Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences in 1994. The species is named massi to congratulate the daughter of Frank Glaw, Andrea Mass nee Glaw, and her husband Robert Mass, on the ...

Spinomantis phantasticus

Spinomantis phantasticus males measure 36–38 mm 1.4–1.5 in snout–vent length. It is a very conspicuous species, presenting a distinct green-brown dorsal patterning and large spines all over the body. The ventral side as well as the femoral glands ...

Voeltzkowia mobydick

Voeltzkowia mobydick is a species of mermaid skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae. In 2012, the species was first described in a paper by French herpetologists Aurelien Miralles, Miguel Vences, and their colleagues.

Cercartetus

The genus Cercartetus is a group of very small possums known as pygmy possums. Four species comprise this genus, which together with the genus Burramys make up the marsupial family Burramyidae. It has occasionally been presumed that Cercaertus wa ...

Dicrostonyx

Dicrostonyx is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It contains the collared lemmings. They are the only North American rodents that turn completely white in winter. It contains the following species: Nelsons collared lemming Dicrostonyx n ...

Lagurus (rodent)

Lagurus is a genus in the subfamily Arvicolinae. Lagurus includes a single living species, the steppe lemming of central Eurasia. The North American sagebrush vole has also been included in Lagurus, but is likely not closely related. The earliest ...

Peromyscus

Peromyscus is a genus of rodents. They are commonly referred to as deermice. They are New World mice only distantly related to the common house and laboratory mouse, Mus musculus. From this relative, Peromyscus species are distinguished by relati ...

Lissodelphis

Right whale dolphins are cetaceans belonging to the genus Lissodelphis. It contains the northern right whale dolphin and the southern right whale dolphin. These cetaceans are predominantly black, white beneath, and some of the few without a dorsa ...

Agkistrodon russeolus

Agkistrodon russeolus, commonly called the Yucatecan cantil, is a venomous pit viper species endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and northern Belize.

Crotalus lepidus klauberi

Common names: banded rock rattlesnake, green rattlesnake, green rock rattlesnake, more. Crotalus lepidus klauberi is a venomous pitviper subspecies endemic to the southwestern United States and adjacent northern Mexico.

Deinagkistrodon

Deinagkistrodon is a monotypic genus created for the venomous pit viper species, D. acutus, which is endemic to Southeast Asia. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Sistrurus miliarius streckeri

Common names: western pygmy rattlesnake, Streckers pygmy rattlesnake, more. Sistrurus miliarius streckeri is a venomous pit viper subspecies found in the southcentral United States.

American avocet

The American avocet is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. This avocet spends much of its time foraging in shallow water or on mud flats, often sweeping its bill from side to side in water as it seeks its crustacean an ...

American pickerel

The American pickerels are two subspecies of Esox americanus, a species of freshwater fish in the pike family of order Esociformes: the redfin pickerel, E. americanus Gmelin, 1789, and the grass pickerel, E. americanus vermiculatus Lesueur, 1846. ...

Asian emerald cuckoo

The Asian emerald cuckoo is a species of cuckoo in the family Cuculidae. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical ...

Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross

The Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross is a large seabird in the albatross family. The scientific name is from Ancient Greek. Thalassarche is from thalassa, "sea" and arkhe, "command", and chlororhynchos is from khloros, "yellow", and rhunkhos, "bil ...

Balistes punctatus

The bluespotted triggerfish, Balistes punctatus is a species of triggerfish from the Eastern Atlantic. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 60 centimetres.

Blue duck

The blue duck or whio is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae endemic to New Zealand. It is the only member of the genus Hymenolaimus. Its exact taxonomic status is still unresolved, but it appears to be most closely related to th ...

Blue-crowned lorikeet

The blue-crowned lorikeet is a parrot found throughout the Samoa and Tonga islands and Lau archipelago, including: Alofi, Fotuhaa, Fulago, Futuna, Haafeva, Niuafoou, Moce, Niue, Ofu, Olosega, Samoa, Savaii, Tafahi, Tau, Tofua, Tonga, Tungua, Uiha ...

Carphephorus odoratissimus

Carphephorus odoratissimus is a species of North American plants in the sunflower family. They are native to the southeastern United States in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. Ca ...

Caspian seal

The Caspian seal is one of the smallest members of the earless seal family and unique in that it is found exclusively in the brackish Caspian Sea. They are found not only along the shorelines, but also on the many rocky islands and floating block ...

Chestnut-tailed starling

The chestnut-tailed starling or grey-headed myna is a member of the starling family. It is a resident or partially migratory species found in wooded habitats in India and Southeast Asia. The species name is after the distribution of a former subs ...

Chuck-wills-widow

The chuck-wills-widow is a nocturnal bird of the nightjar family Caprimulgidae. It is found in the southeastern United States near swamps, rocky uplands, and pine woods. It migrates to the West Indies, Central America, and northwestern South Amer ...