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Northern Banded Coffee Snake - Ninia pavimentata

It is a small colubrid snake of the species Ninia pavimentata (Colubridae), native to the highlands of central Guatemala, and Honduras.

Adults of this non-venomous snake grow up to 0.28 m in length.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Josiah Townsend | Locality: La Liberación, 1030 m, Reserva de Vida Silvestre Texiguat, Honduras (2010)

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Red-eyed Crocodile Skink - Tribolonotus gracilis

The Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink, Tribolonotus gracilis (Scincidae), is a terrestrial, semi-aquatic skink, with up to 25 cm in length, native to New Guinea and the surrounding islands of Indonesia and Solomon Islands.

Adults develop the trademark bright orange or red ring around the eye and a creamy appearance to their underbelly. Crocodile skinks have large, triangular heads and are distinguished by four rows of pointy, ridged, bony scales (vertebral spines) along their back and tail, and textured, leathery skin, all of which are reminiscent of a crocodilian and lead to the skink’s name.

Other common names are Orange-Eyed Crocodile Skink, Red-Eyed Bush Crocodile Skink, Armored Skink or Helmeted Skink.

Reference: [1

Photo credit: ©Geoffrey Einon | Locality: captive (UK), 2008 | [Top] - [Bottom]

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realmonstrosities:

Pom-pom Crabs are tiny crabs who carry a pair of even tinier sea anemones in their dainty claws.

They really like to have TWO sea anemones. If they only have one, they’ll rip in two and carry one half in each claw.

The sea anemones soon heal up because they can do that kind of thing,.

Images: Eliot Ferguson/Klaus Stiefel

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rhamphotheca:

The Velvet Worms (phylum Onychophora)

by Leo Shapiro

The phylum Onychophora includes around 110 described species (and likely a similar number undescribed) of caterpillar-like relatives of arthropods (disputed), found in the trpical and subtropical regions of the world, as well as the temperate regions of Australia and New Zealand. The first description of a living onychophoran was in 1826 (misinterpreted as a leg-bearing “slug”, a mollusc).

All living species are terrestrial, but a number of marine species are known from the fossil record going back to the Early Cambrian over 500 million years ago. Living Onychophora are found in humid habitats, stashing themselves away in burrows or other retreats and becoming inactive during dry periods. During wet periods, they can be found sifting through leaf litter.

One particularly unusual aspect of onychophoran behavior is their method of prey capture, which involves shooting twin streams of a rapidly hardening adhesive slime up to 30 cm to entangle their prey, as can be seen here. (Brusca and Brusca 2003) With the exception of just a few species, onychophorans have not been well studied and the New World fauna is especially poorly known (Read 1988)…

(read more: Encyclopedia of Life)

images: Andras Keszei; urosphena; Bruno Vellutini; Stanley Kemp and Sonia Martinez; and Geoff Gallice

I love velvet worms I love velvet worms I love velvet worms

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Amethyst Deceiver - Laccaria amethystina

The purple Laccaria amethystina (Hydnangiaceae), commonly known as the Amethyst Deceiver, is ectomycorrhizal, forming symbiotic associations with hardwoods or conifers in America, Europe and Asia. It produces deep purple, edible mushrooms, that grow among moss and leaf litter under deciduous as well as coniferous trees.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Tatiana Bulyonkova | Locality: P´ot´I, Caucasus mountains, Georgia (2012)

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Filbert Weevil" (Curculio occidentis)

…a species of ‘acorn weevil’ (Curculio spp.) which is recorded occurring in California and surrounding areas. Filbert weevil larvae are noted for feeding on a variety of oak tree species. This has caused them to be regarded as a major pest due to the damage they cause to acorns. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Curculionidae-Curculio-C. occidentis

Image: Ryan Kaldari

Godamnit Filbert, get yourself together.

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Mycena amicta 

With a cap just 5 to 15 mm in diameter, these small fungi belonging to the species Mycena amicta (Mycenaceae), sometimes have a striking olivaceous, greenish or bluish green shade. The base of the stipe usually is somewhat blue-green, but sometimes it can be entirely blue.

The species grows solitary, scattered, to occasionally clustered on conifer logs (often under the bark) in montane regions of North America and Europe.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Tatiana Bulyonkova | Locality: Novosibirskaya Oblast, Russia (2012)

nybg:

run-off-the-road:

I assure you, my trip to the NYBG was very educational for me….but this happened on the way. It could not be helped. 

Most of our cacti appear frazzled by the fact that they’re so unhuggable. Poor fellas. …Except that one Chihuahuan snowball. She’s pretty chill about the whole thing. —MN

galaxyreptiles:

greatwhiteprivilege:

threeeyedboy:

greatwhiteprivilege:

it ok

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WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT THING

ur own lil cheerleader

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Homopholis wahlbergii - Walhberg’s Velvet gecko | ©Tyrone Ping  (Huluhwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Homopholis wahlbergii (Gekkonidae), commonly known as Wahlberg’s Velvet Gecko, is a species of African gecko distributed in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, S Mozambique (Delagoa Bay), South Africa (Zululand, N Transvaal, Swaziland), and E Botswana [1].

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perks-of-being-chinese:

iguanamouth:

birds are so ridiculous how do they even all exist???

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fuckin

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crazy ass

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bobbleheaded

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tiny motherfuckin

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i dont even

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things that dont make any sense

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dragon faced

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jesus christ is that a duck

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some kind of prehistoric nonsense

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holy shit where is your beak even birds, BIRDS

birds are so cool omg

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sharkhugger:

HUGGERS… meet the Shy Shark!  THIS IS A THING!  THIS IS REALLY A THING….! 

450 millions years of evolution and 'if i can't see it, it can't hurt me' is the best they could come up with!  WAY too adorable!  

You know, there are so many other jawsome sharks out there - shark week shouldn’t just focus on the white shark.  I love a good breach as much as the next shark lover, but these guys are too cute!  <3

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releasings:

hobbitdragon:

ddollley:

I just made the most inhuman noise

WHEN IT REALIZES THE PERSON IS STILL THERE AND GOES BACK TO BEING ‘DEAD’

oh my god

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releasings:

hobbitdragon:

ddollley:

I just made the most inhuman noise

WHEN IT REALIZES THE PERSON IS STILL THERE AND GOES BACK TO BEING ‘DEAD’

oh my god

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