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Japanese river otter
Japanese river otter
The Japanese otter or Japanese river otter is an extinct species of otter formerly widespread in Japan.
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Japanese river otter
Trachylepis tschudii
Trachylepis tschudii
Trachylepis tschudii is an enigmatic skink, purportedly from Peru. First described in 1845 on the basis of a single specimen, it may be the same as the Noronha skink from Fernando de Noronha, off northeastern Brazil. T. tschudii represents one of two doubtful records of the otherwise African genus Trachylepis on mainland South America; the other is T. maculata from Guyana. The only specimen, the holotype, is mostly brownish above, with dark and ...
light spots, and white below. The snout-to-vent length is 83 mm . Several features of the scales align it with Trachylepis over the related American genus Mabuya.
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Trachylepis tschudii
Cantabrian chamois
Cantabrian chamois
The Cantabrian chamois is a slim mountain goat antelope, and is one of the 10 subspecies of the genus Rupicapra. It ranges the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain, with a population of 17,000 animals in 2007-2008.
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Cantabrian chamois
Miniopterus tao
Miniopterus tao
Miniopterus tao is a fossil bat in the genus Miniopterus from the Pleistocene of Zhoukoudian in China. It is known from a number of mandibles, which were initially identified as the living species Miniopterus schreibersii in 1963 before being recognized as a separate species, M. tao, in 1986. Miniopterus tao is larger than living M. schreibersii and has more closely spaced lower premolars and more robust talonids on the lower molars. The back ...
part of the mandible is relatively low and on it, the coronoid and condyloid processes are about equally high. The average length of the mandible is 12.0 mm.
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Miniopterus tao