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Tetrapod Zoology

Tetrapod Zoology

Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals - living and extinct

The `Tree-Kangaroos Come First' hypothesis

Top left: Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) (by wollombi, from wikipedia), a phalanger. Top right: Red kangaroo (Macropus rufus). Bottom: Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo (by Richard Ashurst).

October 17, 2011 — Darren Naish

The seemingly endless weirdosity of the Milu

Thanks to everyone who had a go at identifying the ‘mystery object’ I was recently photographed holding. Obviously, said object is an antler. So, well done if you got that bit right.

October 11, 2011 — Darren Naish

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

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