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Atretochoana eiselti is a species of caecilian Known only From two Preserved Specimens until its 2011 Rediscovery in Brazil. (7 Pics)

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Alexandros Kafoussias
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    Atretochoana eiselti is a species of caecilian known only from two preserved specimens until its 2011 rediscovery in Brazil. Until 1998, it was known only from the type specimen in the Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna.[2] Originally placed in the genus Typhlonectes in 1968, it was reclassified into its own monotypic genus in 1996. It was also found to be more closely related to the genus Potomotyphlus than Typholonectes.[3] The species is the largest of the few known tetrapods, and one of two caecilians, to lack lungs, the other being Caecilita iwokramae.A. eiselti is the largest tetrapod to lack of lungs, double the size of the next largest.[4] Caecilians such as Atretochoana are limbless amphibians with snake-like bodies, marked with rings like those of earthworms.[5] It has significant morphological differences from other caecilians, even the genera most closely related to it, despite the fact that those genera are aquatic.[3] The skull is very different from those of other caecilians, giving the animal a broad, flat head.[4] Its nostrils are sealed,[3] and it has an enlarged mouth with a mobile cheek.[6] Its body has a fleshy dorsal fin.



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    A Weird metamorfosis. The Hag Moth (Phobetron pithecium) (20 Pics)

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Noé Molina
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    The hag moth (Phobetron pithecium), is a moth of the family Limacodidae.

    The adult moth has a wingspan of up to 3 cm. The male has translucent wings, and the female is drab brown and gray, with yellow puffs on her legs. The day-flying female is said to mimic a bee, complete with pollen sacs, and the male mimics a wasp.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobetron_pithecium
































































    Ishikawa's frog (Odorrana ishikawae). (18 Pics)

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Alexandros Kafoussias
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    Ishikawa's frog (Odorrana ishikawae) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family that is endemic to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.[2]

    Its natural habitats are temperate forests, rivers, and intermittent rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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    The Bizarre Monkey Slug (Phobetron pithecium) (31 Pics)

  • Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Noé Molina
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  • This larva is known as the monkey slug. Its frome the hag moth (Phobetron pithecium), is a moth of the family Limacodidae. 

    The larva is distinctive, with no close analogues although it may be mistaken for the shed skin of a hairy spider or leaf debris. It has six pairs of curly projections, three long and three short from the flattened body, each densely covered in hairs. The hairs do not sting, contrary to popular belief. However, susceptibility can vary among humans and it may produce a reaction in some people. 

    If you want to see the Moth of the Monkey Slug... Click down:



    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobetron_pithecium