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Gold Dust Day Gecko
The Gold Dust day gecko is a lizard that lives in Northern Madagascar. It is typically seen on houses and on various trees, and feeds are nectar and insects. This species is the mascot of Geico insurance and was the main character in the Gex video games. They reach a length of 9 in / 22 cm, and are bright green or yellow green, and more barely blue.
Indian Giant Squirrel
The Indian giant squirrel is a large tree squirrel that is endemic to forests and woodlands in India. They are one of the largest known squirrel species. It has a body length of 1 ft 8 in / 50 cm and a tail that is the same length or longer. It has a one, two or three toned color scheme on their fur. They can be creamy beige, buff, tan, rust, reddish maroon, brown or black.
Hydrosaurus, commonly known as sailfin dragons, have a sail-like structure on their tails. They are native to the Philippines, Indonesia, and New Guinea, where they are found near water. They are able to run short distances on the water. They are threatened by habitat loss and over collection for the wild animal trade.
Bushy Tailed Packrat
The bushy-tailed packrat is a rodent found in Canada and the United States. Its habitats are forests, dry savanna, shrubland and grassland. It has a preference for shiny objects and will drop whatever it is carrying in favor of a coin or a spoon. They have long, bushy tails and large, round ears. They are good climbers and have sharp claws.
The noisy miner is a bird in the honeyeater family. They have a distinctive yellow patch behind their eyes. They are a vocal species with a large range of songs, calls, scoldings and alarm calls. They are found on the Eastern edges of Australia. They primarily inhabit dry, open eucalyptus forests that black shrubs.
Lungfish are best known for having physical characteristics of prehistoric fish, including the presence of lobed fins, as well as a well-developed internal skeleton. Lungfish represent the closest living relatives of tetrapods ( four legged vertebrates). The fossil record shows lungfish have been abundant since the Triassic period 251 million years ago.
Yellow Billed Stork
The yellow-billed stork is a large African wading bird native to Africa and Madagascar. Adults stand 3.1 ft / 1 m tall. Their plumage becomes more vividly colored during the breeding season. Juveniles are brown. Their diet is mainly small fish, but they also feed on crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs and occasionally small mammals and birds.
Green and Black Poison Dart frog
The green and black poison dart frog is native to Central and South America. They typically have a mint green coloration, but can also be forest green, lime, emerald, cobalt blue, or pale yellow. They are not the most toxic poison dart frog species, but they are still deadly to humans.
Boat Billed Heron
The boat billed Heron lives in mangrove swamps in South America. It is a nocturnal bird. They stand 1.7 ft / 54 cm tall. They produce two clutches of eggs during the rainy season. Human disturbance can lead to a decrease in reproductive success, and can also lead to the abandonment of the nest. They feed on small shrimp and fish.
Lubber grasshoppers are native to the Southeastern and south-central that United States. It is the most distinctive grasshopper in its range because of its size and unique coloration. It can reach nearly a 3 in / 8 cm long. They go through several life stages, like all insects. When in the nymph stage, they are completely black with red, orange, or yellow stripes.
Hangingflies occur worldwide. They can be confused with crane flies, but hanging flies have two pairs of wings, and crane flies have one pair of wings. During breeding season, the male gives the female a nuptial gift. The larger the prey item is, the more receptive the female is.
Indian Flying Lizard
The Indian flying lizard is capable of gliding from tree to tree. It is found in the forests of Southern India. They are almost completely tree-dwelling. Loose skin on the sides of their bodies are supported by extra-long ribs. Males have a large yellow dewlap. They use their dewlap as communication to tell other males to back off during the mating season.
Gray fantail is a small insectivorous bird. They are found in Australia, and are similar to the New Zealand fantail. During waking hours, the bird is almost never still. It flits from perch to perch. They are not too shy of people, as people outside tend to disturb the insects it feeds on.
The common swallowtail butterfly can be found in most of Europe and North America. This butterfly has a strong flight, but frequently causes to hover over flowers and sip nectar. The caterpillars feed on plants in the celery, carrot or parsley family. The caterpillar spends the first part of its life looking like bird poo, but as it gets older, it becomes bright green with flashy colors. This is a morning. It can release a foul-smelling liquid when threatened.
The dugong is a marine mammal that has a native range spans the waters of over 40 countries and territories in the indo-pacific oceans. They are largely dependent on seagrass, and therefore are restricted to areas with seagrass meadows. They have fluked dolphin-like tails and a unique snout that differentiates it from manatees.