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Gastrotheca ovifera

Gastrotheca ovifera is a species of frog in the family Hemiphractidae. It is endemic to northern Venezuela and is known from the Venezuelan Coastal Range, including Sierra de Aroa. Gastrotheca ovifera occurs in cloud forests at elevations of 800– ...

Holcosus festivus

Holcosus festivus, commonly known as the Middle American ameiva, Central American whiptail, or tiger ameiva, is a species of whiptail lizard endemic to Central America and northern South America.

Leopard fringe-fingered lizard

The leopard fringe-fingered lizard, also known commonly as the Egyptian fringe-fingered lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to North Africa.

Lycodonomorphus

Lycodonomorphus is a genus of snakes commonly referred to as African water snakes. They are small, nonvenomous snakes, with all members being endemic to Africa, especially Tanzania.

Viviparous lizard

The viviparous lizard, Zootoca vivipara, is a Eurasian lizard. It lives farther north than any other species of non-marine reptile, and most populations are viviparous, rather than laying eggs as most other lizards do. It is the only species in t ...

Aethriamanta nymphaeae

Aethriamanta nymphaeae is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, commonly known as the L-spot basker. It inhabits lagoons ponds and swamps across northern Australia.

Nososticta fraterna

Nososticta fraterna is an Australian species of damselfly in the family Platycnemididae, commonly known as the northern threadtail. Its usual habitat is near rivers, riverine lagoons and streams. The adult is a small to medium-sized damselfly wit ...

Orthetrum balteatum

Orthetrum balteatum is a freshwater dragonfly species in the family Libellulidae, present in northern Australia and New Guinea. Kalkman, V. 2009. Orthetrum balteatum. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Co ...

Phyllonorycter strigulatella

Phyllonorycter strigulatella is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is found in the most of Europe, east to Russia and Japan. The wingspan is 7–9 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing in May and again in late July and Aug ...

Atylidae

Atylidae is a family of amphipod crustaceans, containing the following genera: Atylus Leach, 1815 Nototropis Costa, 1853 Aberratylus Bousfield & Kendall, 1994 Lepechinelloides Thurston, 1980 Paralepechinella Pirlot, 1933 Lepechinellopsis Ledoyer, ...

Clistosaccus paguri

Clistosaccus is a genus of barnacles which are parasitic on hermit crabs. It is a monotypic genus, and the single species is Clistosaccus paguri, which is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean and the northern Pacific Ocean.

Gray whale

The gray whale, also known as the grey whale, gray back whale, Pacific gray whale, or California gray whale, is a baleen whale that migrates between feeding and breeding grounds yearly. It reaches a length of 14.9 meters, a weight of 36 tonnes, a ...

Wood lemming

The wood lemming is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae. It belongs to the rodent subfamily Arvicolinae, so is a relative of the voles, lemmings, and muskrats. It is found in the taiga biome of China, Finland, Mongolia, Norway, Russia, ...

Leptodiaptomus minutus

Leptodiaptomus minutus is found over most of North America north of the 40th parallel and in Greenland and Iceland. It may extend further south in mountainous areas of the East, but appears to be absent from the far western United States. It is f ...

Leptodoridae

Leptodora is a genus containing two species of large, nearly transparent predatory water fleas. They grow up to 21 mm long, with two large antennae used for swimming and a single compound eye. The legs are used to catch copepods that it comes int ...

Sacculinidae

The Sacculinidae are a family of barnacles belonging to the bizarre parasitic and highly apomorphic superorder Rhizocephala, and therein to the less diverse of the two orders, the Kentrogonida. The Sacculinidae are one of the two larger families ...

Borysthenia

Borysthenia is a genus of small freshwater snails with an operculum, aquatic gastropod mollusks in the family Valvatidae, the valve snails. The aperture of Borysthenia is not circular. Animals are ovoviviparous.

Harmozica (gastropod)

Harmozica is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies.

Malayemys

Malayemys is a genus of turtles in the family Geoemydidae. It was considered monotypic until 2004. It is found in several countries of Southeast Asia.

Mikadotrochus

Species within the genus Mikadotrochus include: Mikadotrochus gotoi Anseeuw, 1990 Mikadotrochus hirasei yamamotoi A. Yamamoto, 1993, Species inquirenda Mikadotrochus caledonicus Bouchet & Metivier, 1982 Mikadotrochus beyrichii Hilgendorf, 1877 Mi ...

Muticaria

Muticaria is a genus of small, air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Clausiliidae, the door snails, all of which have a clausilium.

Urticicola

Urticicola is a genus of air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies.

Vertigo geyeri

Vertigo geyeri is a species of minute air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc or micromollusc in the family Vertiginidae, the whorl snails. The specific name geyeri is in honor of German zoologist David Geyer.

Acacia acinacea

Acacia acinacea, commonly known as gold dust wattle, is a flowering shrub. It is native to south eastern Australia and lives for 15 years on average. They are tolerant of drought and frost. It is a species of wattle, and is also known as wreath w ...

Acacia auronitens

The spreading, multi-stemmed and prickly shrub typically grows to a height of 0.1 to 0.5 metres 0 to 2 ft and a width of around 1 m 3 ft 3 in. The pubescent to hirsute branchlets have slender 2 to 4 mm 0.079 to 0.157 in stipules. The ascending to ...

Acacia calamifolia

Acacia calamifolia, commonly known as wallowa or reed-leaf wattle, is a shrub or tree belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae endemic to south eastern parts of Australia.

Acacia oncinophylla

The shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 3 metres 2 to 10 ft and has minni ritchi style bark and flattened and angular ribbed branchlets that glabrous or sparsely hairy on ribs and are sometimes coated with a white powdery coating. Like mo ...

Acacia sclerophylla

Acacia sclerophylla, commonly known as the hard-leaf wattle, is a shrub of the genus Acacia and the subgenus Plurinerves and is endemic to southern parts of Australia.

Anigozanthos humilis

Anigozanthos humilis is a species of Anigozanthos in the family Haemodoraceae, known as common cats paw or catspaw. This flowering perennial plant is endemic to Southwest Australia and widespread in its open forests. The species has a basal roset ...

Baeckea crassifolia

Baeckea crassifolia, commonly known as the desert heath-myrtle or the desert baeckea, is a common heathland shrub found in coastal areas of southern Australia.

Boronia bipinnata

Boronia bipinnata, commonly known as rock boronia, is a plant in the citrus family, Rutaceae and is endemic to Queensland. It is an erect shrub with bipinnate or tripinnate leaves and white, four-petalled flowers. A more widespread species previo ...

Boronia dichotoma

Boronia dichotoma is a plant in the citrus family, Rutaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is an erect, slender perennial herb or shrub with simple leaves and pink, four-petalled flowers. The species is characterised by ...

Boronia eriantha

Boronia eriantha is a plant in the citrus family Rutaceae and is endemic to central Queensland, Australia. It is an erect shrub with many branches, leaves with up to nine leaflets, and white and red, four-petalled flowers.

Boronia ovata

Boronia ovata is a plant in the citrus family, Rutaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is an open shrub with simple, egg-shaped leaves and pink to mauve four-petalled flowers. It is found in the Darling Range near Perth.

Boronia ramosa

Boronia ramosa is a species of plant in the citrus family Rutaceae and is endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. It is an erect, mostly glabrous shrub with pinnate leaves with up to seven leaflets, and white, four-petalled flowers with bl ...

Boronia scabra

Boronia scabra, commonly known as rough boronia, is a plant in the citrus family, Rutaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is an open shrub with simple, often clustered, oblong to elliptic leaves, and pink, mostly four-p ...

Boronia spathulata

Boronia spathulata is a plant in the citrus family, Rutaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is a glabrous shrub with well-spaced, simple, egg-shaped to elliptic leaves, and pink, four-petalled flowers.

Boronia tenuis

Boronia tenuis, commonly known as blue boronia, is a species of plant in the citrus family, Rutaceae, and is endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. It is a slender shrub with thread-like, sessile leaves, and flowers with four petals that ...

Caladenia angustata

Caladenia angustata, commonly known as white caps is a species of orchid endemic to Tasmania. It has a single, hairy leaf and one or two white to pinkish flowers which are reddish or greenish on their backs. It has not been accepted as a separate ...

Caladenia longicauda subsp. longicauda

Caladenia longicauda subsp. longicauda, commonly known as the white spider orchid, is a plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It has a single hairy leaf and up to four, mostly white flowers ...

Conothamnus trinervis

Conothamnus trinervis is a plant species in the family Myrtaceae endemic to Western Australia. It is a shrub with thick, stiff stems, leaves with a sharp point on the tip and heads of usually cream-coloured flowers.

Dendrobium cunninghamii

Dendrobium cunninghamii, commonly known as winika, pekapeka, Christmas orchid, bamboo orchid or ladies slipper orchid, is a species of epiphytic orchids that is endemic to New Zealand. It is commonly found growing in rainforest in the North, Sout ...

Eucalyptus × alpina

Eucalyptus × alpina, commonly known as Grampians gum, is a mallee or small tree that is endemic to the Grampians in Victoria, Australia. It has fibrous grey bark near its base and smooth greyish bark higher up. The leaves are broadly lance-shaped ...

Hakea cyclocarpa

Hakea cyclocarpa, commonly known as the rams horn, wild bean or curved-fruit hakea is a shrub in the family Proteaceae. A strongly scented species with large creamy-white flowers with a red style and interesting fruit. Native to an area along the ...

Isotoma axillaris

Isotoma axillaris, commonly known as rock isotome or showy isotome, is a small herbaceous perennial in the family Campanulaceae. It usually has blue or mauve star-shaped flowers from September to May.

Thelymitra antennifera

Thelymitra antennifera, commonly called the rabbit-eared sun orchid, lemon-scented sun orchid or vanilla orchid is a species of orchid which is native to Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria and northern parts of Tasmania.

Thomasia grandiflora

Thomasia grandiflora, commonly known as large-flowered thomasia, is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. The flowers are pinkish-purple with a papery appearance hanging in pendents from the leaf axils. The calyx lobes are prominent and ...

Chioides

Chioides is a mainly Neotropical genus of skipper butterflies in the family Hesperiidae They range from Southwestern United States to Argentina and there are several Antillean endemic species. They are robust and have hindwing "tails".

Euphyes dukesi

Euphyes dukesi, or Dukes skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It lives in the eastern United States and in a small portion of southern Ontario, Canada, in three distinct populations. Preferred habitats are shaded wetlands, with vari ...

Chicoreus brunneus

Chicoreus brunneus, common name the adusta murex, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails.