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Hyla

Hyla is a genus of tree frogs in the family Hylidae. Over the years, scientists have changed their minds about which frog species should be in Hyla and which should be in Litoria, Ranoidea or other genera. At one time, Hyla had more than 300 spec ...

                                               

Hylarana

Hylarana is a genus of true frogs. They are also called golden-backed frogs. They live in tropical Asia. Scientists used to put 84 to 96 valid species in Hylarana, but they looked at the frogs again. Today, scientists say four species are in Hyla ...

                                               

Red-shanked douc

The red-shanked douc or red-shanked douc langur is an Old World monkey. It is known for its colorful fur. The red-shanked douc lives in forests in Vietnam and Cambodia.

                                               

Sylvirana

Sylvirana is a genus of frogs in the family Ranidae. They live in South and East Asia, from northeastern India in the west to China in the north, Taiwan in the east, and Thailand in the south. Sylvirana was proposed in 1992. At first, in scientis ...

                                               

Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle

The Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle, Hoan Kiem turtle or Red River giant soft-shell turtle is an endangered turtle from Asia. Only four of these turtles are known to be alive today. It is one of the most endangered animals in the world. What was ...

                                               

Yellow pond turtle

The Yellow pond turtle is a medium-sized turtle which can grow up to 19.5 cm long. It belongs to the family Geoemydidae. It is a semi-aquatic species. This species of turtle has a wide yellow stripe starting from behind the eye and down the neck.

                                               

Hatzegopteryx

Hatzegopteryx is a genus of azhdarchid pterosaur. It was found in Transylvania, Romania. It is known only from the type species, Hatzegopteryx thambema, named in 2002 based on parts of the skull and humerus. Additional fossils, including a neck v ...

                                               

Animals of Connecticut

Connecticut has a variety of animal species. The state shellfish is the Eastern Oyster. The state fish is the American Shad. The state bird is the American Robin. The state fossil is the Eubrontes giganteus. The state insect is the European Manti ...

                                               

Animals of New Zealand

The animals of New Zealand have an unusual history. The main thing to know is that the islands were part of Gondwana, from which they separated 84 million years ago. New Zealand has some animals and plants which survive from that time, and birds ...

                                               

Papurana

Papurana is a genus of frogs in the family Ranidae, "true frogs." They live in New Guinea, some islands near New Guinea, and in northern Australia. Papurana daemeli is the only frog in Ranidae that lives in Australia.

                                               

Ranoidea (genus)

Ranoidea is a genus of frogs in the subfamily Pelodryadinae. They live in Australia, New Guinea, the Maluku Islands, and the Louisiade Archipelago. Scientists still disagree with each other about whether Ranoidea should be its own genus or not an ...

                                               

Anaconda

The Anaconda or green anaconda is one of the biggest snakes in the world. This Is a anaconda It is a non-venomous boa species from South America. It is the thickest, heaviest, and second longest known living snake behind the reticulated python. T ...

                                               

Boana

Boana is a genus of frogs in the family Hylidae. They are called gladiator frogs, gladiator treefrogs or Wagler Neotropical treefrogs. These frogs live in tropical Central and South America from Nicaragua to Argentina. They also live in the Carib ...

                                               

Dendropsophus

Dendropsophus is a genus of frogs in the family Hylidae. They live in Central and South America, from southern Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay. They are sometimes called Fitzinger neotropical treefrogs or yellow treefrogs For a while, sc ...

                                               

Hourglass tree frog

The hourglass tree frog is a frog that lives in Mexico, Colombia, Belize and Nicaragua. Scientists have seen it as high as 1600 meters above sea level. The adult male frog is 2.4 to 2.7 cm long and the largest adult female frogs are 3.7 cm long. ...

                                               

List of African dinosaurs

This is a list of dinosaurs whose remains have been recovered from Africa. Africa has a rich fossil record, but it is patchy and incomplete. Prosauropods dating from the late Triassic period, about 230 million years ago, have been discovered in M ...

                                               

List of Asian dinosaurs

This is a list of dinosaurs whose remains have been found in Asia, other than India. During the Mesozoic, India was not part of Asia. It was part of the supercontinent Gondwana, and then a separate island. More dinosaurs have been found in Asia t ...

                                               

List of dinosaurs

The following is a list of dinosaurs. Some of them, such as Archaeopteryx, are considered to be birds. Some doubtful Mesozoic birds are included in this list.

                                               

List of North American dinosaurs

This is a list of dinosaurs whose remains have been recovered from North America. North America has a rich dinosaur fossil record with great diversity of dinosaurs. This may not mean the dinosaurs were more diverse or abundant; it may be because ...

                                               

List of Pterosaurs

Aetodactylus Araripedactylus Araripesaurus Austriadactylus Arthurdactylus Anhanguera Anurognathus Angustinaripterus Arambourgiania Azhdarcho Avgodectes

                                               

Gilberts potoroo

Gilberts potoroo is an Australian marsupial, sometimes called a rat-kangaroo. It has a pointed face and it is about the size of a rabbit. Once thought to be extinct, it is listed as being critically endangered.It is the most endangered mammal and ...

                                               

Siberian crane

The Siberian crane or Siberian white crane or snow crane, is a critically endangered crane. They occur in three groups: the eastern group, which migrates from eastern Siberia to China, the central group, which migrates from western Siberia to Ind ...

                                               

Leadbeaters possum

Leadbeaters possum is an endangered species of Australian possum. They need food all year round, and trees with holes where they can hide during the day. They live in mixed-age wet sclerophyll forest with plenty of Acacia. The possum was once tho ...

                                               

Palos Verdes blue

The Palos Verdes blue butterfly is a small endangered butterfly that can be seen near the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southwest Los Angeles County, California. So far, it can only be seen here and might be one of the rarest butterflies in the world.

                                               

Atelopus longirostris

Atelopus longirostris, a harlequin frog or jambato, is a member of the family of true toads: Bufonidae. It has only been found in northern Ecuador. It is extinct. The species has not been seen since 1989.

                                               

Bali tiger

The Bali tiger, or Balinese tiger is one of the three extinct sub-species of the tiger. They became extinct in 1937. They lived on Bali. This was the first sub-species of tiger to become extinct. The Bali was also the smallest tiger sub-species. ...

                                               

Dodo

The dodo is an extinct species of flightless bird from Mauritius. Like many other island birds, they lost the power of flight because it was no advantage where they lived. Dodos were in the same family as the pigeon. They were endemic to only liv ...

                                               

Marsupial lion

The Marsupial lion, Thylacoleo, is an extinct carnivorous marsupial which lived in Australia from 1.600.000 to 46.000 years ago. It was the largest marsupial carnivore to have lived in Australia. Fossil remains on the dry Nullarbor Plain show tha ...

                                               

Moa

The moa were large flightless birds. They lived only in New Zealand, and are now all extinct. There were nine species in six genera of Moa. The largest and best known were the genus Dinornis, which grew up to 3.6 meters 12 feet tall, and weighed ...

                                               

Procoptodon

Procoptodon is a genus of giant short-faced kangaroo living in Australia during the Pleistocene epoch. P. goliah was the largest kangaroo known to have existed. It stood about 2 m 6.6 ft tall. They weighed about 200–240 kg 440–530 lb. Other membe ...

                                               

Pterygotus

Pterygotus anglicus is an extinct Eurypterid, related to arachnids and commonly called "sea scorpions." It lived in the Silurian and Devonian periods. Fossils have been found in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. It is related to ...

                                               

Quagga

The Quagga, also Cape Quagga, is a recently extinct zebra. It was one of the six subspecies of plains zebra. It was a yellowish-brown zebra with stripes only on its head, neck and forebody, and looks similar to an Okapi. The Quagga was native to ...

                                               

Tahiti rail

The Tahiti rail, also known as the Tahiti red-billed rail, or Pacific red-billed rail, is an extinct species of rail. It once lived on Tahiti. The second voyage of James Cook in 1773 got one. It was described by Johann Reinhold Forster and painte ...

                                               

Conservation-dependent species

A conservation-dependent species is any plant, animal, or other living thing that would become endangered or die out if human beings did not help it. It is a conservation status. The IUCN Red List is one group that decides which species are conse ...

                                               

Prosopis tamarugo

Prosopis tamarugo, commonly known as tamarugo, is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is found only in the dry northern regions of Chile.

                                               

Rhopalostylis sapida

Rhopalostylis sapida, the nikau is a palm tree endemic to New Zealand. It is the only palm tree to grow there. It also does not grow naturally anywhere else in the world. Nīkau is a Māori word. In the languages of the Pacific tropics, it means th ...

                                               

Axolotl

The axolotl is the best known of the Mexican mole salamanders: it belongs to the Tiger Salamander complex. The Axolotl shows neoteny: the larvae do not undergo metamorphosis, so the adults stay aquatic, with external gills.

                                               

Christmas Island pipistrelle

The Christmas Island pipistrelle was a species of bat in the Vespertilionidae family. Biologists believe the bat became extinct on 27 August 2009. It was a small bat it weighed 3 to 4.5 grams or 0.11 to 0.16 ounces, and lived only on Christmas Is ...

                                               

Dabrys sturgeon

Dabrys sturgeon, also known as the Yangtze sturgeon, is a member of the family Acipenseridae and the order Acipenseriformes. The fish is thought to have lived at the same time as dinosaurs. It may have lived as long as 140 million years ago. Beca ...

                                               

Dryococelus australis

Dryococelus australis, also known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect or tree lobster, is a phasmid which is sometimes called a land lobster. It was thought to have become extinct in 1930, but more were found in 2001. It no longer lives on Lord ...

                                               

European mink

The European mink, is a semiaquatic type of mustelid. It is also called the Russian mink and Eurasian mink. It is native to Europe.

                                               

Gharial

The gharial, sometimes called the Indian gharial, common gharial or gavial, is one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae. They are a group of crocodile-like reptiles with long, narrow jaws. The gharial is the second-longest of all liv ...

                                               

Golden cave catfish

Clarias cavernicola is a species of freshwater catfish. They are only known to live in one place: an underground lake in Aigamas Cave, which is near Otavi, in the Kalahari Desert of Namibia. The lake is 45 m 2 in area and about 30 to 52 m deep. T ...

                                               

Helmeted honeyeater

The helmeted honeyeater is an endangered species of bird. There is only a tiny population in the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, in Victoria, Australia. The helmeted honeyeater became the state of Victorias official bird emblem in 1971. Fa ...

                                               

Kakapo

The Kakapo is the only parrot which cannot fly. It lives in grassland, scrubland and coastal regions of New Zealand, but is now so rare they can only be seen on protected offshore islands. Kakapo means night parrot in the Maori language. Kakapos ...

                                               

Mekong giant catfish

The Mekong giant catfish is a rare species of catfish. It is a part of the shark catfish family. It is one of the biggest species of freshwater catfish. It is endemic to the lower half of the Mekong River. Because of overfishing and habitat loss, ...

                                               

Oceanic whitetip shark

The oceanic whitetip shark, is a large species of requiem shark, in the genus Carcharhinus. The oceanic whitetip reef shark reaches a maximum length of four metres, and can weigh as much as 170 kg. This species of shark can be distinguished by it ...

                                               

Orinoco crocodile

The Orinoco crocodile is a critically endangered crocodile. Its population is very small. It only lives in the Orinoco river and its tributaries. It was hunted for their skins in the 19th and 20th centuries. This species is one of the most critic ...

                                               

Saint Helena plover

The Saint Helena plover, locally known as the wirebird, is a small bird endemic to the island of Saint Helena. The bird was first mentioned in 1638, and is the national bird of Saint Helena; it appears on the top half of the islands coat of arms. ...

                                               

Scalloped hammerhead

The scalloped hammerhead, also known as the bronze hammerhead, the kidney-headed hammerhead, or the southern hammerhead, is a species of hammerhead shark. It was first known as zygaena lewini, but is now known as Sphyrna lewini. The word Sphyrna ...