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Tetrapod Zoology

Tetrapod Zoology

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

Identify the mystery object (please)

Dear readers: please try and identify the mystery object I’m holding (I’m the large object on the right, with the glasses). You only get points for being as specific as possible.

October 7, 2011 — Darren Naish

Three remarkable hummingbird discoveries

Hummingbird assortment, from Haeckel's 1904 _Kunstformen der Natur_. From wikipedia. Hummingbirds are among the weirdest birds of them all. You already have a rough idea of how weird they are – there’s that hovering and humming, oh, and nectar-eating (or nectarivory).

October 3, 2011 — Darren Naish

Mystery mammal, badly photographed

Play the game and see if you can identify the mammal shown here. The photo’s a bit rubbish, but that’s deliberate in order to make this more of a challenge.

September 24, 2011 — Darren Naish

20-chromosome toads

Guttural toads; photo by Petra Karstedt, from wikipedia. More toads! (for previous articles in the series – required reading if you’re really interested – see the links below).

September 12, 2011 — Darren Naish

Frankly, cattle are awesome

I’ve written about cattle – living and fossil – at least a few times on Tet Zoo (see links below). What a fascinating and awesome assemblage of mammalian herbivores.

September 8, 2011 — Darren Naish

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