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Triaenops

Triaenops is a genus of bat in the family Hipposideridae. It is classified in the tribe Triaenopini, along with the closely related genus Paratriaenops and perhaps the poorly known Cloeotis. The species of Paratriaenops, which occur on Madagascar ...

Yellow-throated big-eared bat

The yellow-throated big-eared bat or orange-throated bat is a species of bat from South and Central America, where it ranges from southern Mexico to Brazil. It is monotypic within the genus Lampronycteris. A frugivore and insectivore, it is found ...

Auroraceratops

Auroraceratops, meaning "dawn horned face", is a genus of bipedal basal neoceratopsian dinosaur, from the Early Cretaceous of north central China and South Korea. The etymology of the generic name refers to its status as an early ceratopsian and ...

Avaceratops

Avaceratops is a genus of small herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaurs which lived during the late Campanian during the Late Cretaceous Period in what are now the Northwest United States. Most fossils come from the Judith River Formation.

Gongpoquansaurus

Gongpoquansaurus is an extinct genus of basal hadrosauroid dinosaur that was not formally named until 2014, while the name was a nomen nudum for many years previously. It is known from IVPP V.11333, a partial skull and postcranial skeleton. It wa ...

Paralititan

Paralititan was a giant titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur genus discovered in coastal deposits in the Upper Cretaceous Bahariya Formation of Egypt. It lived between 99.6 and 93.5 million years ago.

Suuwassea

Suuwassea is a genus of dicraeosaurid sauropod dinosaur found in the Upper Jurassic strata of the Morrison Formation, located in southern Carbon County, Montana, United States. The fossil remains were recovered in a series of expeditions during a ...

Yongjinglong

Yongjinglong is an extinct genus of titanosaur sauropod dinosaur known from the Early Cretaceous of Lanzhou-Minhe Basin of Gansu Province, China. It contains a single species, Yongjinglong datangi.

Electrostrymon joya

Electrostrymon joya, the muted hairstreak, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It was described by Paul Dognin in 1895. It is found from southern Texas and Mexico to Ecuador, Peru and Tobago, as well as on the Netherlands Antilles. The habit ...

Macrosoma coscoja

Macrosoma coscoja is moth-like butterfly described by Paul Dognin in 1900. It belongs to the family Hedylidae. Originally it belonged to the genus Phellinodes. Malcolm J. Scoble combined it with Macrosoma in 1986.

Arhopala hellenore

Arhopala hellenore, Dohertys green oakblue, is a species of butterfly belonging to the lycaenid family described by William Doherty in 1889. It is found in Southeast Asia - Assam, Manipur, Burma, Mergui, Thailand, Indo China, Hainan Sumatra, Peni ...

Charaxinae

The Charaxinae, the leafwings, are a nymphalid subfamily of butterflies that includes about 400 species, inhabiting mainly the tropics, although some species extend into temperate regions in North America, Europe, China, and southern Australia. S ...

Flos

Flos is a genus of butterflies in the family Lycaenidae. The species of this genus are commonly known as plushblues and are found in the Indomalaya ecozone.

Phengaris

Phengaris is a genus of gossamer-winged butterflies in the subfamily Polyommatinae. Commonly, these butterflies are called large blues, which if referring to a particular species is P. arion, a species resident in Europe and some parts of Asia. P ...

Poritiinae

Tribe Poritiini - Oriental Poritia Moore, 1886 Cyaniriodes de Niceville, 1890 sometimes placed in Lycaeninae Simiskina Distant, 1886 Poriskina Druce, 1895 Deramas Distant, 1886 Pentila Westwood, 1851 Alaena Boisduval, 1847 Ornipholidotos Bethune- ...

Uranomys

Rudds mouse or the white-bellied brush-furred rat is the only member of the genus Uranomys. This animal is closely related to the spiny mice, brush-furred mice, and the link rat.

Spurrells free-tailed bat

Spurrells free-tailed bat is a species of bat in the family Molossidae named after Herbert George Flaxman Spurrell. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Its nat ...

Bernissartia

Bernissartia is an extinct genus of neosuchian crocodyliform that lived in the Early Cretaceous, around 130 million years ago. At only 60 centimetres 2.0 ft in length, Bernissartia is one of the smallest crocodyliforms that ever lived. It resembl ...

Boulengerina

Boulengerina is a genus or subgenus of elapid snakes known commonly as water cobras, so named because of their semiaquatic nature. The genus was recognised to have two species, which are found in central and southern Africa. Some recent molecular ...

Hainosaurus

Hainosaurus is an extinct genus of marine reptiles belonging to the mosasaur family. It is one of the largest mosasaurs, though its size has been revised more than once. At first it was estimated to be 17 metres, and the largest mosasaurid. Durin ...

Hylaeobatrachus

Hylaeobatrachus is an extinct genus of prehistoric salamander, known from the Early Cretaceous of Europe. The type species H. croyii is known from the Iguanodon locality of Belgium, and was described by Louis Dollo. An indeterminate species is al ...

Phosphorosaurus

Phosphorosaurus is an extinct genus of marine lizard belonging to the mosasaur family. Phosphorosaurus is classified within the Halisaurinae subfamily alongside the genera Pluridens, Eonatator and Halisaurus. Stratigraphically, Phosphorosaurus on ...

Plioplatecarpus

The eyes of Plioplatecarpus are proportionally larger than those of many mosasaur genera, although the skull is relatively short. The larger eyes may be an adaptation to low light conditions like those found in deeper water. It has fewer teeth th ...

Acacia cognata

Acacia cognata, commonly known as bower wattle, river wattle or narrow-leaved bower wattle, is a tree or shrub species that is endemic to south eastern Australia.

Acacia cupularis

Acacia cupularis, commonly known as the Coastal Umbrella Bush, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to southern parts of Australia.

Acacia glaucocaesia

Acacia glaucocaesia is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is endemic to north western parts of Australia.

Acacia inaequilatera

Acacia inaequilatera, commonly known as kanji bush, baderi, camel bush, fire wattle, kanyji bush or ranji bush is a tree in the family Mimosaceae. Endemic to Australia, it is widely distributed in the semi-arid Triodia country eastwards from Karr ...

Anigozanthos gabrielae

Anigozanthos gabrielae is a species of Anigozanthos in the family Haemodoraceae known as dwarf kangaroo paw. This flowering, rhizomatous, perennial plant is endemic to Southwest Australia and grows on sand in areas which are wet in winter. The sp ...

Boronia keysii

Boronia keysii, commonly known as Keys boronia, is a flowering plant that is endemic to Queensland in Australia. It is a sprawling shrub with thin stems, hairy young shoots, pinnate leaves and pink, four-petalled flowers over a long period.

Boronia tenuior

Boronia tenuior is a species of flowering plant that is endemic to Western Australia. It is an open shrub with thin, square stems, simple, serrated leaves, and pink to mauve, four-petalled flowers.

Athrotaxis cupressoides

Athrotaxis cupressoides, is also known as pencil pine, despite being a species of the family Cupressaceae, and not a member of the pine family. Found either as an erect shrub or as a tree, this species is endemic to Tasmania Australia. Trees can ...

Acacia cyclops

Acacia cyclops, commonly known as coastal wattle, cyclops wattle, one-eyed wattle, red-eyed wattle, redwreath acacia, western coastal wattle, rooikrans, rooikans acacia, is a coastal shrub or small tree in the family Fabaceae. Native to Australia ...

Psittacanthus biternatus

Kuijt describes Psittacanthus biternatus as having: the peduncles of the inflorescence, of the triad, and the pedicel of the flower are all 6–7 mm long, and are red; branches and stems are circular in cross-section; all parts including the inflor ...

Psittacanthus brasiliensis

Psittacanthus brasiliensis has pendulous branches, which are circular in cross-section. The leaves are opposite and petiolate, with the leaf base being acute and the apex obtuse. The position of the inflorescence is terminal and forms an umbel of ...

Psittacanthus calyculatus

Psittacanthus calyculatus, is a species of neotropical mistletoe in the family Loranthaceae, native to Colombia, Mexico, the Mexican Gulf and Venezuela.

Psittacanthus cordatus

Psittacanthus cordatus initially grows upward and then becomes pendulous, with the shape of its stems being circular. The leaves are opposite, with the base of the leaf being obtuse to cordate, and the apex, acute. The position of the racemose in ...

Psittacanthus cucullaris

Psittacanthus cucullaris is a species of mistletoe in the family Loranthaceae, and is native to Costa Rica, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela and Brazil.

Psittacanthus schiedeanus

Psittacanthus schiedeanus G.Don is a species of neotropical mistletoe in the family Loranthaceae, which is native to Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras and Mexico.

Alxasaurus

Alxasaurus is a genus of therizinosauroid alxasaurid theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Bayin-Gobi Formation in Inner Mongolia. It is one of the earliest known members of the superfamily Therizinosauroidea, but it already possessed the b ...

Archaeoceratops

Archaeoceratops, meaning "ancient horned face", is a genus of basal neoceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of north central China. It appears to have been bipedal and quite small with a comparatively large head. Unlike many later cerat ...

Bellusaurus

Bellusaurus and Ancient Greek sauros lizard) was a small short-necked sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic which measured about 4.8 metres long. Its fossils were found in Shishugou Formation rocks in the northeastern Junggar Basin in China.

Bienosaurus

Bienosaurus is a genus of thyreophoran dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic Lower Lufeng Formation in Yunnan Province in China.

Chaohusaurus

Chaohusaurus is an extinct genus of basal ichthyopterygian, depending on definition possibly ichthyosaur, from the Early Triassic of Chaohu and Yuanan, China.

Chungkingosaurus

Chungkingosaurus, meaning "Chongqing Lizard", is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Upper Shaximiao Formation in what is now China. It is a member of the Stegosauria.

Datousaurus

Datousaurus, meaning "Big-head Lizard" was a dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic. It was a sauropod collected from the Lower Shaximiao Formation in Dashanpu, Zigong Sichuan province, China. It shared the local Middle Jurassic landscape with other s ...

Gasosaurus

Gasosaurus is a genus of tetanuran theropod that lived approximately 171.6 to 161.2 million years ago during the middle of the Jurassic Period. The name Gasosaurus is derived from the English gasoline and the Greek σαῦρος. Only one species is cur ...

Huanhepterus

The genus was named by Dong Zhiming in 1982. The type species is Huanhepterus quingyangensis. The genus name refers to the Huang Jian not the Yellow River or "Huang He", but a smaller tributary of the Jinghe River in Gansu, and combines it with a ...

Huayangosaurus

Huayangosaurus is a genus of stegosaurian dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of China. The name derives from "Huayang", an alternate name for Sichuan, and "saurus", meaning "lizard". It lived during the Bathonian to Callovian stages, around 165 mi ...

Hudiesaurus

Hudiesaurus is a herbivorous sauropod genus of dinosaur from China. The fossil remains of Hudiesaurus were in 1993 found by a Chinese-Japanese expedition near Qiketai in Shanshan, Xinjiang province. The type species, Hudiesaurus sinojapanorum, wa ...

Jidapterus

Jidapterus is a genus of azhdarchoid pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Aptian-age Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Chaoyang, Liaoning, China. The genus was in 2003 named by Dong Zhiming, Sun Yue-Wu and Wu Shao-Yuan. The type species is Jid ...