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"Name that Animal" picture game.

 
 
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:19 pm
Francis wrote:
A bit late for me now, Ros.

Someone else post please..


Ok.

It looks like a lizard, but technically speaking, it's not...

http://img306.imageshack.us/img306/909/t6ho.jpg
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:31 pm
I guano

I mean, iguana . . .
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 03:04 pm
Setanta wrote:
I guano

I mean, iguana . . .


Nope, not a Guano, or an Iguana. They are a different Order.

Lizards have visible ear openings but this animal does not. Also, the arrangement of their teeth is very special. The single row of teeth in the lower jaw fits between two rows of teeth in the upper jaw.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 03:35 pm
coolness!

(sorry, i've no idea. just gawking)
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 03:46 pm
dagmaraka wrote:
coolness!

(sorry, i've no idea. just gawking)


They live in New Zealand. Does that help?
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 05:51 pm
I'm sorry I was absent for the hecklemesh spider round.....

Ros, is it a Tuatara - - (Sphenodon punctatus)?

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The tuatara is a very ancient lizard-like reptile that has been around since the Lower Triassic period, about 200 million years ago. They are a member of the Rhynchocephalians order. All others of this order are extinct. The upper jaw of these reptiles is beak-like. The entire order is now represented by one genus with only one species, the tuatara. Its name, tuatara, is a Maori word that means "peaks on the back". Sphenodon, its generic name, means 'wedge tooth'.

The difference between lizards and tuataras are in their skeletal structure. They have an extra bone on the side of the skull that anchors the bone to which the lower jaw is hinged. On its eye there are three eyelids. Its scales are unlike those of other reptiles because they do not have free edges or overlap. Otherwise they look somewhat like an iguana. ........

.......For a nest the tuatara usually uses abandoned petral burrows. Sometimes the bird and reptile share the same burrow. If necessary, however, the tuatara can dig it's own burrow.


And, it has a third eye (as do some lizards)
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 09:06 pm
littlek wrote:
I'm sorry I was absent for the hecklemesh spider round.....

Ros, is it a Tuatara - - (Sphenodon punctatus)?


Correct. A very wonderful creature, with such a subtly ancient appearance. I would love to see a live one some day.

You're up Smile
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 09:52 pm
I don't know about LK, but I'm headed off to bed, so if anyone wants to jump into the thread for a few hours, go ahead and LK can take another turn when she's back online.
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littlek
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 10:58 pm
I can post another animal, but I'm going to bed too...... maybe we'll close this round, maybe not. What is this deep sea fish? Good luck! (har!)

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SQAAAPkWLW3d6cvmY9b8OQF!dtCWNRTgzd5acKN1RsWep!tcXWiflnVAHERjn80JWGbFtLIKSao4hLEGzpKn5c0sPJWW3U1bQO8UR!UrPVY2euSgsCgVuw/foranimalgame.jpg
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 12:36 am
Goblin Shark - 'Mitsukurina owstoni'

Goblin Shark
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 12:40 am
i usurp the right to speak for littlek. you are right francis. now i shall bugger off peacefully.
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lezzles
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 01:27 am
Full marks to you all for such a fascinating thread!
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 01:38 am
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/gismonda/images/lin.jpg
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 05:54 am
http://www.theepochtimes.com/news_images/2004-2-23-23-pangolin.jpg
It's a Pangolin, but I'm not sure what particular type, there seem to be several.
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 06:19 am
Yes, Ros, it's a Pangolin.

Mine is a Manis Tricuspis and yours is a Manis Javanica...
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 06:25 am
Francis wrote:
Yes, Ros, it's a Pangolin.
Mine is a Manis Tricuspis and yours is a Manis Javanica...


Cool.

Ok, here's something a little more colorful...

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/3918/ger8za.jpg
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 06:38 am
Now, if it's a game between you and me, Ros...

It's a Scarlet Tanager.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 06:40 am
Francis wrote:
Now, if it's a game between you and me, Ros...

It's a Scarlet Tanager.


Correct. I'll have to make mine harder I guess. I'll find a good one for the next one. In the mean time, you're up. Smile LittleK had that spider a few pages back, that was a tough one.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 06:42 am
bookmark
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2006 06:45 am
In the mean time..(do not look for!)

http://www.boogiejack.com/warps/warpo11.jpg
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