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Conus excelsus

Conus excelsus, common name the excelsior cone or the illustrious cone, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails.

Conus hanshassi

Conus hanshassi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones. These snails are predatory and venomous. They are able to "sting" people.

Nightingale Island

Nightingale Island is an active volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 3 square kilometres in area, part of the Tristan da Cunha group of islands. They are administered by the United Kingdom as part of the overseas territory of Saint Helena ...

Nightingale Islands

The Nightingale Islands are a group of three islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, part of the Tristan da Cunha territory. They consist of Nightingale Island, Middle Island and Stoltenhoff Island. The islands are administered by the United Kingdom ...

Little-scaled least gecko

The little-scaled least gecko is a gecko species mainly found on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, where it was once thought to be endemic. It has also been recorded on St. Croix, Martinique, Monito Island, the British Virgin Islands, and Cost ...

Eunidia thomensis

Eunidia thomensis is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Stephan von Breuning in 1970. It occurs in the island of São Tome.

Meganola hypenoides

Meganola hypenoides is a species of moth of the family Nolidae. It occurs on São Tome Island, an island off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. The species was described by George Talbot in 1929 as Nola hypenoides based on specimens c ...

Propalticus santhomeae

Propalticus santhomeae is a species of cucujoid beetles of the family Propalticidae. It occurs in São Tome and Principe on the island of São Tome. The species was described in 1960.

Theretra viridis

Theretra viridis is a moth of the family Sphingidae first described by Patrick Basquin in 1992. It occurs on São Tome Island. The type locality is Bombaim. Wingspan about 40 mm. from the top of the Front wing color is dark green. The fifth postme ...

Hemidactylus principensis

Hemidactylus principensis is a species of geckos in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to the island of Principe, São Tome and Principe. The species was named by Elizabeth C. Miller, Anna B. Sellas and Robert C. Drewes in 2012, when it ...

Homapoderus tamsi

Homapoderus tamsi is a species of weevils of the family Attelabidae. It occurs in Equatorial Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the island of Principe in São Tome and Principe. The species was described as Parapoderus tamsi in 1937. ...

Pseudoclanis canui

Pseudoclanis canui is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It occurs on the island of Principe, in the Gulf of Guinea. The species was first described by Philippe Darge in 1991.

St Kilda field mouse

The St Kilda field mouse is a subspecies of the wood mouse that is endemic to the Scottish archipelago of St Kilda, the island 40 miles west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, and 100 miles from mainland Scotland. Unique to the islands, the mous ...

List of amphibians of Seychelles

There are twelve species of amphibians in Seychelles. These species include: Hypogeophis Seychelles caecilians. (Hypogeophis безногих Сейшелы) Sooglossus thomasseti Thomassets Seychelles frog. Tachycnemis seychellensis Seychelles treefrog. Ptycha ...

Bishan otter family

The Bishan Otter Family, also known as the Bishan 10 and previously known as the Bishan 5, are a family of smooth-coated otters that reside in Singapore. The otters have become a popular local and international attraction since they were first sp ...

Striped keelback

The striped keelback, Xenochrophis vittatus, is a species of snake found mainly in Indonesia and Singapore.


Cleoparida ribbei Jacoby, 1898. Cleoparida speciosa Gressitt, 1967. Cleoparida salomonensis Bryant, 1937. Cleoparida freycinetiae Gressitt, 1967. Cleoparida obrieni Gressitt, 1967.

Eurycantha calcarata

Eurycantha calcarata is native to New Guinea, New Caledonia, and the Solomon Islands. Typical habitat includes warm humid rainforest where it is found in foliage and ground litter.

Ornithoptera victoriae

Ornithoptera victoriae, the Queen Victorias birdwing, is a birdwing butterfly of the family Papilionidae, found in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. What was originally described as Ornithoptera allotei is a natural hybrid between ornitho ...

Candoia bibroni australis

Adults can grow up to 2 to 5 feet 0.6 to 1.5 m in total length including tail. Mature females are typically much larger than the males. Longevity is 10 years or more.

Pringleophaga marioni

The Marion flightless moth or Subantarctic caterpillar is a moth of the family Tineidae. It is endemic to Marion Island. Beside being unable to fly, this moth species is notable because of its ability to resist temperatures that are so low, that ...

Crozet shag

The Crozet shag, also known as the South Georgia cormorant, is a marine cormorant native to the Crozet, Prince Edward and Marion in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Maiestas obongsanensis

Maiestas obongsanensis is a species of bug from the Cicadellidae. It is found on Mount Obongsan, Gangwon-do province of South Korea, and can also be found in Honshu and Tsushima. The view was transferred from Recilia in Maiestas in 2009.

Psychoides gosari

Psychoides gosari is a moth of the family Tineidae first described by Seok Kim and Yang-Seop Bae in 2007 from pupae collected from Mount Hwaya in Gyeonggi Province. It is endemic to South Korea.

Maneless zebra

The maneless zebra is a subspecies of the plains zebra, spread over the northern parts of eastern Africa. It ranges in north-west Kenya, from Uasin Gishu and Lake Baringo to the Karamoja district of Uganda. It is also found in eastern South Sudan ...

Agabus ramblae

A. ramblae is named for the small, often temporary streams in the south eastern Iberian peninsula which it typically inhabits, known as "ramblas" in Murcia.

Ptyodactylus puiseuxi

Ptyodactylus puiseuxi, common names Israeli fan-fingered gecko and Levante fan-fingered gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Phyllodactylidae. The species is endemic to the Middle East.

Eupithecia magica

Eupithecia magica is a moth in the family Geometridae. It is endemic to south-western China. A wingspan of about 20-21 mm 0.79–0.83 V. the front wings light brownish-gray and hind wings are slightly lighter.

Scutiger wuguanfui

Scutiger wuguanfui is a species of toad in the family Megophryidae. It is endemic to Tibet and only known from its type locality in the Medog County. The specific name wuguanfui honours Wu Guanfu, a Chinese herpetologist. Common names Wus lazy to ...

Triplophysa aliensis

Triplophysa aliensis is a species of stone loach in the genus Triplophysa endemic to Tibet. It grows to 10.4 cm SL. Its name refers to Ali, Tibet, its type locality.

Beyazsu chub

The Beyazsu chub is a species of small freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is endemic to Beyazsu Stream in Turkey.

Gobio artvinicus

Gobio artvinicus is a species of gudgeon, a small freshwater in the family Cyprinidae. It is found in Aralik and Çiftekopru Rivers in the Black Sea basin in Turkey.

Gobio kizilirmakensis

Gobio kizilirmakensis distinguishes itself from others of its genus and region by bearing several distinct features: small scales on its belly, head length of around 27% SL, rounded snout, notably large mouth gape, preanal length of around 70% SL ...

Velioglus chub

Velioglus chub is a species of freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is endemic to the Euphrates River drainage in Turkey.

Anatolian leopard

The Anatolian leopard is an endangered leopard subspecies, which lives in southwest Asia. Also called the Persian leopard or Asia Minor leopard, it was proposed in the 19th century as a distinct leopard subspecies native to southwestern Turkey. I ...

Bee-eaters in Britain

The European bee-eater occurs in Britain mainly as a spring overshoot. Until the late 20th century the species was a national rarity i.e. a species whose records are collected by the British Birds Rarities Committee. Increasing numbers meant that ...

British avifauna

The British avifauna consists of the birds which have occurred in Great Britain. This article is a general discussion of the topic. A full species list can be found at List of birds of Great Britain. In General the avifauna of Britain is, of cour ...

Ospreys in Britain

The osprey is a medium large raptor which is a specialist fish-eater with a worldwide distribution. The subspecies Pandion haliaetus is native to Eurasia and is found in the British Isles, where it is a scarce breeder primarily in Scotland with s ...

Borsonia ceroplasta

The size of the shell attains 13 mm. Original description. - High, Narrow shell has the shape of a conical type with a high spire obtuse, slightly impressed suture, and the base is quite short. The curls are slightly ribbed and very obsoletely sp ...

Teredo portoricensis

Teredo portoricensis, known commonly as the Puerto Rico shipworm, is a species of wood-boring clam or shipworm, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Teredinidae.

Fauna of the United States Virgin Islands

The fauna of the United States Virgin Islands consists of 144 species of birds, 22 species of mammals, 302 species of fish and 7 species of amphibians. The wildlife of the U.S.V.I. includes numerous endemic species of tropical birds, fish, land r ...

Atlantic lobefin dogfish

The Atlantic lobefin dogfish is a dogfish described in 2016. It is a member of the family Squalidae, found off the coast of Brazil to Argentina. The length of the longest specimen measured is 64.0 cm.

Brazilian luminous roughy

The Brazilian luminous roughy is a slimehead from the family Trachichthyidae. It is found in the southwestern Atlantic off the coasts of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina at depths between 115 to 210 metres. It can reach a maximum length of 10.3 cent ...


The genus Calamodontophis contains the following species: Calamodontophis paucidens Amaral, 1936. Calamodontophis ronaldoi Franco, de Carvalho Cintra & de Lema, 2006. Nota bene: a binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was d ...

DOrbignys slider

DOrbignys slider or the black-bellied slider, commonly known in Brazil as tartaruga-tigre or tartaruga-tigre-dagua, is a species of water turtle in the family Emydidae. The species is found in southern Brazil, northeastern Argentina, and Uruguay. ...


Paraphimophis is a genus of snake in the family Colubridae that contains the sole species Paraphimophis rusticus. It is commonly known as the Culebra. It was found in South America.

Phrynops williamsi

Phrynops williamsi, commonly known as Williams toadhead turtle or Williams South American side-necked turtle, is a species of turtle endemic to South America.

Melanesian whistler

The Melanesian whistler or Vanuatu whistler is a species of passerine bird in the whistler family Pachycephalidae. It is found on the Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu, and Vanikoro in the far south-eastern Solomons.

Vanuatu petrel

The Vanuatu petrel or Fallas petrel is a species of gadfly petrel. This little-known seabird was first scientifically described in 2001 based on six specimens taken in 1927 off Merelava, Vanuatu, and a single bird found ashore in 1983 in New Sout ...

Battus laodamas

Battus laodamas has a wingspan of about 90 millimetres 3.5 in. It is a black or dark brown butterfly with green reflections. The dorsal side of the hindwings shows a broad cream or pale green band and a series of cream or pale green spots. The un ...