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Longnose sawshark

The longnose sawshark has a slender, slightly flattened body with a very long rostrum that can make up to 30% of its total body length. It has pale yellow or grayish-brown dorsal coloring, white ventral coloring, and variegated, sometimes faint d ...

Magpie-lark

The magpie-lark, also known as the peewee, peewit or mudlark, is a passerine bird native to Australia, Timor and southern New Guinea. The male and female both have black and white plumage, though with different patterns. John Latham described the ...

Orange-headed thrush

The orange-headed thrush is a bird in the thrush family. It is common in well-wooded areas of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Most populations are resident. The species shows a preference for shady damp areas, and like many Zoothera t ...

Pacific gull

The Pacific gull is a very large gull, native to the coasts of Australia. It is moderately common between Carnarvon in the west, and Sydney in the east, although it has become scarce in some parts of the south-east, as a result of competition fro ...

Pacific swift

The Pacific swift is a species of bird that is part of the Swift family. It breeds in eastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, spending the northern hemispheres winter in Southeast Asia and Australia. The general shape and blackish plumage recall ...

Pink-headed duck

The pink-headed duck is a large diving duck that was once found in parts of the Gangetic plains of India, Bangladesh and in the riverine swamps of Myanmar but feared extinct since the 1950s. Numerous searches have failed to provide any proof of c ...

Powerful owl

The powerful owl is a species of owl native to south-eastern and eastern Australia, the largest owl on that continent. It is found in coastal areas and in the Great Dividing Range rarely more than 200 km inland. The International Union for Conser ...

Red goshawk

The red goshawk is probably the rarest Australian bird of prey. It is found mainly in the savanna woodlands of northern Australia, particularly near watercourses. It takes a broad range of live prey, mostly birds.

Rufous treepie

The rufous treepie is a treepie, native to the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining parts of Southeast Asia. It is a member of the crow family, Corvidae. It is long tailed and has loud musical calls making it very conspicuous. It is found commonly i ...

Sandwich tern

The Sandwich tern is a tern in the family Laridae. It is very closely related to the lesser crested tern, Chinese crested tern, Cabots tern, and elegant tern and has been known to interbreed with the lesser crested. It breeds in the Palearctic fr ...

Scaly thrush

The sexes are similar, 27–31 cm long, with black scaling on a paler white or yellowish background. The most striking identification feature in flight is the black band on the white underwings, a feature shared with Siberian thrush. The male has a ...

Scarlet myzomela

The scarlet myzomela or scarlet honeyeater is a small passerine bird of the honeyeater family Meliphagidae native to Australia. It was described by English ornithologist John Latham in 1801. At 9 to 11 centimetres long, it is the smallest honeyea ...

Silvereye

The silvereye or wax-eye is a very small omnivorous passerine bird of the south-west Pacific. In Australia and New Zealand its common name is sometimes white-eye, but this name is more commonly used to refer to all members of the genus Zosterops, ...

Smalltooth sawfish

The smalltooth sawfish is a species of sawfish in the family Pristidae. It is found in shallow tropical and subtropical waters in coastal and estuarine parts of the Atlantic. Reports from elsewhere are now believed to be misidentifications of oth ...

Australian boobook

The Australian boobook is a species of owl native to mainland Australia, southern New Guinea, the island of Timor, and the Sunda Islands. Described by John Latham in 1801, it was generally considered to be the same species as the morepork of New ...

Sulphur-crested cockatoo

The sulphur-crested cockatoo is a relatively large white cockatoo found in wooded habitats in Australia, and New Guinea and some of the islands of Indonesia. They can be locally very numerous, leading to them sometimes being considered pests. A h ...

Swamp sparrow

The swamp sparrow is a medium-sized sparrow related to the song sparrow. Adults have streaked rusty, buff and black upperparts with an unstreaked gray breast, light belly and a white throat. The wings are strikingly rusty. Most males and a few fe ...

Taiga bean goose

The taiga bean goose is a goose that breeds in northern Europe and Asia. This and the tundra bean goose are recognised as separate species by the American Ornithological Society and the International Ornithologists Union, but are considered a sin ...

Wedge-tailed eagle

The wedge-tailed eagle is the largest bird of prey in Australia, and is also found in southern New Guinea, part of Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. It has long, fairly broad wings, fully feathered legs, and an unmistakable wedge-shaped tail. The ...

White hawk

The white hawk, a bird of prey breeding in the tropical New World, belongs to the family Accipitridae. Though it is commonly placed in the subfamily Buteoninae, the validity of this group is doubtful and currently under review.

White-faced storm petrel

The white-faced storm petrel, also known as white-faced petrel is a small seabird of the austral storm petrel family Oceanitidae. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Pelagodroma.

White-necked raven

The white-necked raven is somewhat smaller than the common raven or its nearest relative, the thick-billed raven C. crassirostris. It is native to eastern and southern Africa.

Willie wagtail

The willie wagtail is a passerine bird native to Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Eastern Indonesia. It is a common and familiar bird throughout much of its range, living in most habitats apart from thick ...

Stefania ayangannae

Stefania ayangannae is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is endemic to Guyana where it is known from Mount Ayanganna and Mount Wokomung, both in the Pacaraima Mountains.

Acridini

This tribe includes several monotypic Australian genera; the Orthoptera Species File lists. Acrida Linnaeus, 1758 widespread in Old World & Australasia Acridarachnea ophthalmica Bolivar, 1908 Acridarachnea Bolivar, 1908 Africa monotypic Caledia c ...

Acupalpus

The following species fall within the genus of Acupalpus: Acupalpus viduus Dejean, 1829 Acupalpus flaviceps Motschulsky, 1850 Acupalpus morulus Reitter, 1884 Acupalpus nanellus Casey, 1914 Acupalpus cantabricus Brulerie, 1868 Acupalpus limbatus G ...

Aiolopus strepens

Subspecies include: Aiolopus strepens Latreille, 1804 Aiolopus strepens cyanoptera Ramme, 1913 Aiolopus strepens alexandrei Defaut, 2017 Aiolopus strepens chloroptera Ramme, 1913

Amphipoda

Amphipoda is an order of malacostracan crustaceans with no carapace and generally with laterally compressed bodies. Amphipods range in size from 1 to 340 millimetres and are mostly detritivores or scavengers. There are more than 9.900 amphipod sp ...

Anthophora

The bee genus Anthophora is one of the largest in the family Apidae, with over 450 species worldwide in 14 different subgenera. They are most abundant and diverse in the Holarctic and African biogeographic regions. All species are solitary, thoug ...

Astacidae

The Astacidae comprise the freshwater crayfish native to Europe and western North America. The family is made up of three genera. Pacifastacus is found on the Pacific coast of the United States and British Columbia and includes the signal crayfis ...

Astacidea

The infraorder Astacidea comprises five extant superfamilies, two of crayfish Astacoidea and Parastacoidea, one of true lobsters Nephropoidea, one of reef lobsters the genus Enoplometopus, and a number of fossil taxa. As of 2009, the group contai ...

Atypus

Atypus, also called purseweb spiders, is a genus of atypical tarantulas first described by Pierre Andre Latreille in 1804. It occurs in Eurasia, with one species reaching into North Africa, and one species in the USA. Only three of the described ...

Batrachia

The Batrachia are a clade of amphibians that includes frogs and salamanders, but not caecilians nor the recently extinct allocaudates. The name Batrachia was first used by French zoologist Pierre Andre Latreille in 1800 to refer to frogs, but has ...

Bembicini

The Bembicini, or sand wasps, are a large tribe of crabronid wasps, comprising 20 genera. Bembicines are predators on various groups of insects. The type of prey captured tends to be rather consistent within each genus, with flies being the most ...

Bombyliidae

The Bombyliidae are a family of flies. Their common name are bee flies or humbleflies. Adults generally feed on nectar and pollen, some being important pollinators. Larvae generally are parasitoids of other insects.

Branchiopoda

Branchiopoda is a class of crustaceans. It comprises fairy shrimp, clam shrimp, Cladocera, Notostraca and the Devonian Lepidocaris. They are mostly small, freshwater animals that feed on plankton and detritus.

Cardisoma guanhumi

Cardisoma guanhumi, also known as the blue land crab, is a species of land crab found in tropical and subtopical estuaries and other maritime areas of land along the Atlantic coast of the Americas from Brazil and Colombia, through the Caribbean a ...

Chrysomelinae

The Chrysomelinae are a subfamily of leaf beetles. Some 2000 species are found, with worldwide distribution. The best-known member is the notorious Colorado potato beetle, an important agricultural pest.

Cleridae

Cleridae are a family of beetles of the superfamily Cleroidea. They are commonly known as checkered beetles. The family Cleridae has a worldwide distribution, and a variety of habitats and feeding preferences. Cleridae have many niches and feedin ...

Clibanarius erythropus

Clibanarius erythropus is a species of hermit crab that lives in rockpools and sublittoral waters. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean from the Azores to Brittany, the Channel Islands and as far north as the ...

Clubiona

As of July 2019 it contains 493 species and seven subspecies, found in Oceania, Africa, North America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, South America, Panama, and on Saint Helena: C. abbajensis Strand, 1906 – Ethiopia, Somalia, Central, East Africa C ...

Coccinellidae

Coccinellidae is a widespread family of small beetles ranging in size from 0.8 to 18 mm. The family is commonly known as ladybugs in North America, and ladybirds in Britain and other parts of the English-speaking world. Entomologists prefer the n ...

Crambidae

The Crambidae are the grass moth family of lepidopterans. They are variable in appearance, the nominal subfamily Crambinae taking up closely folded postures on grass stems where they are inconspicuous, while other subfamilies include brightly col ...

Crambinae

Crambinae is a large subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae, the crambid snout moths. It currently includes over 1.800 species worldwide. The larvae are root feeders or stem borers, mostly on grasses. A few species are pests of sod grasse ...

Tipulidae

Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order Diptera, true flies in the superfamily Tipuloidea. Cylindrotominae, Limoniinae, and Pediciinae have been ranked as subfamilies of Tipulidae by most au ...

Cucujoidea

Cucujoidea is a superfamily of beetles. They include some fungus beetles and a diversity of lineages of "bark beetles" unrelated to the "true" bark beetles, which are weevils.

Decapoda

The Decapoda or decapods are an order of crustaceans within the class Malacostraca, including many familiar groups, such as crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns, and shrimp. Most decapods are scavengers. The order is estimated to contain nearly 15.0 ...

Diaethria euclides

Diaethria euclides is a species of butterfly of the genus Diaethria. It was described by Pierre Andre Latreille in 1809. It is found from eastern Colombia to north-western Venezuela, western Ecuador and Peru.

Discoelius

Discoelius is a palearctic genus of potter wasps with seven currently known species. It contains the following species: Discoelius auritulus Brethes, 1903 Discoelius dufourii Lepeletier, 1841 Discoelius nigriclypeus Zhou & Li, 2013 Discoelius ass ...

Dolichopus

Dolichopus is a large cosmopolitan genus of flies in the family Dolichopodidae. Adults are small flies, typically less than 8 mm in length. Nearly all species are metallic greenish-blue to greenish-bronze. It is the largest genus of Dolichopodida ...