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    • #7181
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      The name game in the General Forum is no fun. Lets make a name-game focused on just Kingdom Animalia!

      Rules:
      guesses/questions may be stated in the form of yes/no or either/or (dichotomous).
      The answer must be an extant animal, and the correct answer is in the form of genus and species.
      The winner comes up with the next animal, unless they defer it to someone else.

      I’ll start. I’ll give you one hint:
      It’s a marsupial (that’s a HUGE hint)

    • #70062
      Beetle
      Participant

      Nice!

      Does it lives stricktly on Australian mainland?

    • #70068
      Dr.Stein
      Participant
      quote AstusAleator:

      The name game in the General Forum is no fun.

      Bah! Another harsh thing! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ You even don’t need to say "no fun" because the idea of your game is different from the one I made ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    • #70104
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      No offense Stein, I just wasn’t very interested in leukocytes or Schwann Cells. I figure, the people that post in Zoo and Botany forums might have more fun with a more specific game ๐Ÿ™‚

      And no, it is not strictly on Australian mainland

    • #70115
      WolverSyr
      Participant

      Does it have a prehensile tail?

    • #70116
      kjle
      Participant

      Is it a land dwelling animal, as opposed to tree?

    • #70118
      nugget
      Participant

      this game i wanna playyyy i want the answers first tho

    • #70121
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      Yes it has a prehensile tail

      It is mainly ground-dwelling

    • #70141
      nugget
      Participant

      Invertebrate?

    • #70151
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      Is there such a thing as an invertebrate marsupial? No, it’s not an invertebrate.

    • #70153
      nugget
      Participant

      oh dear looool i missed that little part where u gave that away!!!

      ok so does it have small ears?

    • #70156
      kjle
      Participant

      When can we guess the animal?

    • #70184
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      "small" is relative. Please be more specific.

      You may guess any time.

    • #70198
      Beetle
      Participant

      Ermh, there is no sense of some animal having a prehensale tail and be ground dwelling cause that kind of tail is made for clibming. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Is it maybe kus-kus (Phalanger)?

    • #70208
      nugget
      Participant

      ok well is it nocturnal?

    • #70316
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      Yes it is nocturnal.

      Let me append that they do spend some time in trees, but mostly they are terrestrial.

    • #70323
      Beetle
      Participant

      Is it carnivorous?

      LOL! Since the line above is too short to be posted i have to write something else so ill ask is it maybe tree kangooro?

    • #70358
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      It is omnivorous

      I would like to amend a previous statement:
      Its tail is SEMI-prehensile

    • #70364
      nugget
      Participant

      it it extinct or endangered?

    • #70384
      Beetle
      Participant

      Is it larger than domestic cat?

    • #70402
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      No it is not endangered (though some populations might be threatened… not sure on that)

      It is of comparable size with a housecat, can be somewhat larger than the average housecat in adulthood.

    • #70417
      nugget
      Participant

      ok well is the tail bushy?

    • #70449
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      No the tail is not bushy

    • #70450
      juju
      Participant

      is it an
      Oppossum?

    • #70452
      nugget
      Participant

      A ringtail possum??

    • #70457
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      guesses should be made in the form of genus and species.

    • #70458
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      And yes it is an opossum

    • #70640
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      Didelphis marsupialis virginianus

      is the answer I was looking for. Since people seem to be content with just "opossum" then that means Juju is the winner.

      Juju, you get to come up with the next animal. Let us know when you’ve got it.

    • #70661
      juju
      Participant

      OK I have something in mind
      But sometimes I cant log in
      so please be patient

      Go ahead with some questions

    • #70702
      Beetle
      Participant

      Is it maybe an insect? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #70743
      juju
      Participant

      No its not an insect ๐Ÿ™‚ but it eats them
      Hint:
      it is aquatic

    • #70747
      nugget
      Participant

      Freshwater?

    • #70800
      Beetle
      Participant

      I dont like insect eaters. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜›

      A kind of fish?

    • #70805
      juju
      Participant

      yes fresh water
      no its not any kind of fish ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #70828
      nugget
      Participant

      ummmm amphibian????

    • #70836
      Beetle
      Participant

      A toad of some kind?

    • #70854
      juju
      Participant

      yes it is amphibian
      but Not a toad

      next hint:
      they live in large clear streams and rivers ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #70890
      WolverSyr
      Participant

      Do adult forms have a tail?

    • #70894
      juju
      Participant

      yes adults have tails.

    • #70895
      nugget
      Participant

      A SALAMANDER?????? :O lol

    • #70948
      juju
      Participant

      @nugget
      yup it is a salamander ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      which kind?
      and I was told it has to be the genus and species.
      It is native to the US

    • #70956
      CoffeaRobusta
      Participant

      Is it native to the western US?

    • #70967
      juju
      Participant

      This salamander is very unique. ๐Ÿ™‚
      it is only found in a few states from Georgia, Alabama North to upper New York. It is one of the largest of the salamanders and it does not retain its gills as an adult.

    • #70971
      CoffeaRobusta
      Participant

      Is it an Eastern Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum?

    • #71009
      juju
      Participant

      No
      But thats a cool salamander ๐Ÿ™‚
      the tiger salamander measures is 6-13 inches, occurs in the mid US, lives in ponds and surrounding areas, woodland, prairie, & sage brush.

      this It is bigger than that, does not occur in the mid US and is entirely aquatic.

    • #71010
      nugget
      Participant

      Eurycea sosorum

      ??? 8) 8)

    • #71016
      CoffeaRobusta
      Participant

      Is it in Amphiumidae?

    • #71105
      juju
      Participant

      Eurycea sosorum > No
      Amphiumidae?>NO

      Genus starts with a C
      Species starts with A

      species name is a clue as to the region this can be found.
      Also this is one of the largest of the salamanders mezasuring 1-2 feet or more. It could probzably win the ugly contest too ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #71119
      CoffeaRobusta
      Participant

      Is it a Hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis?

    • #71300
      juju
      Participant

      CoffeaRobusta
      YOU WIN!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #72038
      i_r_e_d
      Participant

      Okay, I wanna play…. Let us begin CoffeaRobusta!

    • #73241
      ping
      Participant

      That was a nice game.Don’t let it be forgotten!!

    • #73245
      orbit
      Participant

      Ok, I got one, but no clues yet :)….ok it’s a mammal

    • #73246
      ping
      Participant

      Well,is it carnivore?

    • #73261
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Well,is it carnivore?

      Yes but think of a sub group of carnivore

    • #73293
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Does it eat rabbits?

    • #73296
      ping
      Participant

      Does it weigh more than me? ๐Ÿ˜€
      Just joking!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #73314
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Does it eat rabbits?

      No

      quote ping:

      Does it weigh more than me? ๐Ÿ˜€
      Just joking!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Not likely ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #73317
      ping
      Participant

      Does it live in Europe?

    • #73338
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Does it live in Europe?

      nope

    • #73347
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Is it terrestrial? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    • #73348
      ping
      Participant

      America? Australia?or somewhere else?

    • #73368
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      It has small or big ears?

    • #73401
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Is it terrestrial? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      Yes

      quote ping:

      America? Australia?or somewhere else?

      By America do you mean the US or the Americas?

      quote alwaysasking:

      It has small or big ears?

      That’s a bit relative really and as such hard to say ๐Ÿ™‚

      It does have visibly external ears. I would say they are smaller in proportion to it’s head than say a domestic cat.

    • #73403
      ping
      Participant

      Does it have spots ot stripes?

    • #73405
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      North America?Does it live in a hole?

    • #73418
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Does it have spots ot stripes?

      I’m not sure I would say it has stripes but most do have some (to varying degrees) ‘vesting’ if you know what I mean by that. Now that’s a big clue ๐Ÿ™‚

      quote alwaysasking:

      North America?Does it live in a hole?

      Nope & nope.

    • #73424
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Long tail? Small head?

    • #73427
      ping
      Participant

      Is it a nocturnal animal?

    • #73432
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Long tail? Small head?

      Yes it has a long tail.

      Not sure what you mean by small head exactly, it seems fairly in proportion to it’s body, tho it does have some interesting facial features ๐Ÿ˜‰

      quote ping:

      Is it a nocturnal animal?

      For the most part.

    • #73434
      ping
      Participant

      does it belong to family Viverridae?

    • #73438
      Amrik
      Participant

      do they have legs?

    • #73461
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      does it belong to family Viverridae?

      Nope

      quote Amrik:

      do they have legs?

      Despite the great abundance of terrestrial mammals without legs, this one amazingly enough, does have legs.

      heheh sorry, couldn’t resist ๐Ÿ˜›

    • #73473
      ping
      Participant

      Is it some kind of raccoon?

    • #73476
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Is it some kind of raccoon?

      Nope, sorry.

    • #73479
      ping
      Participant

      So what is it? ๐Ÿ™‚
      Is its lenght between 40-70 cm.

    • #73487
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      So what is it? ๐Ÿ™‚
      Is its lenght between 40-70 cm.

      Head and body length – 535mm to 880mm

    • #73489
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Some kind of a cat (Felidae)?

    • #73492
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Some kind of a cat (Felidae)?

      Nope, I’m glad people are trying tho

    • #73494
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Maybe Family Herpestidae? ๐Ÿ˜•

    • #73497
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Maybe Family Herpestidae? ๐Ÿ˜•

      Nope, sorry.

      Ok, time for a clue.

      I’ve already alluded to this some what but it has a quite unusual facial feature.

    • #73500
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      so It should be Family Mustelidae?

    • #73501
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      so It should be Family Mustelidae?

      Nup

    • #73502
      ping
      Participant

      South America should be the place, but this facial feature…

    • #73503
      ping
      Participant

      One more question-cat-like or dog-like (suborder)?

    • #73504
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      South America should be the place, but this facial feature…

      Well done ping, South America certainly is the place ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #73505
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      One more question-cat-like or dog-like (suborder)?

      Ask as many questions as you like champ, that’s the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

      To answer your question, no.

    • #73506
      ping
      Participant

      does it have rings on its tail?

    • #73507
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      does it have rings on its tail?

      Not from what I know. They can vary a bit in colour tho so it’s possible that some do, but I’m pretty sure not. I have seen some drawings where it appears they have some spotting on the tail, but I haven’t really noticed it much in any photos

    • #73508
      ping
      Participant

      Is the genus Potos? ๐Ÿ˜•

    • #73510
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Is the genus Potos? ๐Ÿ˜•

      Nope

    • #73511
      ping
      Participant

      I need another clue!

    • #73512
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      I need another clue!

      Ok, think of a sub group of carnivore (and I don’t necessarily mean carnivora either when I say that)

    • #73513
      ping
      Participant

      We need some chat here!
      Nice playing with you but I’m leaving now.
      see you tomorrow and talk about this animal.

    • #73514
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      We need some chat here!
      Nice playing with you but I’m leaving now.
      see you tomorrow and talk about this animal.

      ๐Ÿ˜€ No worries, thanks for playing, speak to ya 2moro

    • #73517
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      When it’s not carnivore,it’s omnivore.

    • #73518
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Does it have elongated face?

    • #73520
      #721
      Participant

      Ca I join in?

      is it aye-aye?

    • #73530
      ping
      Participant

      Does it have claws? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #73531
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      When it’s not carnivore,it’s omnivore.

      No it’s a carnivore, just not necessarily like most other carnivores.

      quote alwaysasking:

      Does it have elongated face?

      Yes, I think you might be onto something here ๐Ÿ˜€

      quote #721:

      Ca I join in?

      is it aye-aye?

      Of course, but I think ping or alwaysasking are about to nail it.

      And no, not an aye-aye.

      quote ping:

      Does it have claws? ๐Ÿ™‚

      Surely does ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #73532
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Time for the next clue!

    • #73534
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Time for the next clue!

      You and ping are both getting really close.

      Um ok, but I’m not giving you too easy a clue ๐Ÿ˜€ (well atleast I don’t think so)

      It’s digestion system functions somewhat differently to most mammals (including humans).

    • #73536
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Some kind of a skunk?

    • #73537
      ping
      Participant

      Does it have fluffy tail?

    • #73540
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Some kind of a skunk?

      Nope.

      quote ping:

      Does it have fluffy tail?

      Not particularly.

    • #73545
      x__Dmitri
      Participant

      Is it a opossum? It’s a opossum…

      Or is it a fossa?

    • #73547
      orbit
      Participant
      quote x__Dmitri:

      Is it a opossum? It’s a opossum…

      Or is it a fossa?

      Nope, nope, and nope.

      If you want to get this one guys, concentrate on the diet thing ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #73548
      orbit
      Participant

      Or maybe the elongated face….

      geez, I’m giving it to ya

    • #73549
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Does it eat insects?

    • #73550
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Does it eat insects?

      Yep.

    • #73551
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Is it arboreal?
      No other idea.

    • #73552
      ping
      Participant

      Does it have different colour around its nose? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #73553
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Is it arboreal?
      No other idea.

      Yes, it does do stuff on ground, but spends much of it’s time in trees.

      quote ping:

      Does it have different colour around its nose? ๐Ÿ™‚

      No, it seems pretty uniform.

    • #73554
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      Is it a Tayra? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    • #73555
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      Is it a Tayra? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

      Sorry, no. Not in family Mustelidae

    • #73556
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      I surrender!
      I will never guess it right!

    • #73557
      ping
      Participant

      Family Procyonidae? ๐Ÿ˜•

    • #73558
      orbit
      Participant
      quote alwaysasking:

      I surrender!
      I will never guess it right!

      lol, anybody else? ping?

    • #73559
      ping
      Participant

      This diet thing is not helping me. I don’t know so much about digestion.

    • #73560
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      This diet thing is not helping me. I don’t know so much about digestion.

      Ok, well essentially alwaysasking got it, but you could look into it a bit further. The insects this animals tends to eat enables it to contain minimal (if any) natural stomach acids. The insects themselves contain the acids that the animal uses to digest it’s food. Now that’s a huge hint ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #73561
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Family Procyonidae? ๐Ÿ˜•

      Nope.

    • #73562
      ping
      Participant

      Which Family then? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    • #73563
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Which Family then? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

      There is bugger all in the family but I will tell you anyway, Myrmecophagidae.

      Only 3 genera and 4 species.

      Now, who can get it first? โ“

    • #73564
      ping
      Participant

      Is it a shrew?
      Don’t laugh too much,please!!

    • #73565
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Is it a shrew?
      Don’t laugh too much,please!!

      Not a shrew. Not laughing (too much) ๐Ÿ˜›

    • #73566
      ping
      Participant

      How about this Tamandua tetradactyla?

    • #73567
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      How about this Tamandua tetradactyla?

      Well done ping! ๐Ÿ˜€

      For those who want a looksee

      http://www.terrambiente.org/fauna/Mammi … andua1.jpg

    • #73568
      orbit
      Participant

      So….somebody else’s turn I guess

    • #73569
      orbit
      Participant

      What an awesome animal! Very cool.

    • #73570
      ping
      Participant

      Not today.That was enough.

      I won!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€
      with your help but.. still it’s something!

    • #73571
      ping
      Participant

      Very cool animal!
      I’ll read something about it later.

    • #73665
      ping
      Participant

      I found a very interesting animal but first I have to read some more things about it and then I could start the game!

    • #73685
      ping
      Participant

      Ok.A mammal from Australia!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Who will start?

    • #73785
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Ok.A mammal from Australia!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Who will start?

      Alright, I’m an Australian so I reckon I should be able to get this (should being the operative word ๐Ÿ˜€ )

      Ok, 1st question, is it a marsupial?

    • #73786
      ping
      Participant

      Yes, it’s a marsupial!!
      If a have any questions about this animal after it’s guessed,I know who to ask. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #73802
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Yes, it’s a marsupial!!
      If a have any questions about this animal after it’s guessed,I know who to ask. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Oh bugger, now I’ve done it ๐Ÿ˜†

      Ok, is it arboreal?

    • #73803
      ping
      Participant

      It can climb, but most of the time it spends on the ground!

    • #73804
      orbit
      Participant

      hmmmm….is it nocturnal?

    • #73807
      ping
      Participant
      quote orbit:

      hmmmm….is it nocturnal?

      Yes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #73809
      ping
      Participant

      Orbit,take a look out of your window! It may be just passing by!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #73835
      orbit
      Participant
      quote ping:

      Orbit,take a look out of your window! It may be just passing by!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      ๐Ÿ˜†

      Is it carnivorous?

    • #73836
      ping
      Participant
      quote :

      Is it carnivorous?

      Yes! ๐Ÿ˜† Be careful!! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #73846
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Would it be. Sarcophilus harrisii
      The Taz!

    • #73853
      ping
      Participant
      quote MichaelXY:

      Would it be. Sarcophilus harrisii
      The Taz!

      No,but I really like that animal (its teeth) ! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • #73854
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Does it have spots?

    • #73856
      ping
      Participant
      quote MichaelXY:

      Does it have spots?

      Yes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #73864
      WolverSyr
      Participant

      Is it a Native Cat – Dasyurus viverrinus?

    • #73867
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Since it has spots, I would guess…
      Dasyurus maculatus
      The spotted-tailed quoll

    • #73868
      ping
      Participant

      WolverSyr ,very close,but it is not the answer.

      quote MichaelXY:

      Since it has spots, I would guess…
      Dasyurus maculatus
      The spotted-tailed quoll

      You guessed it!! Well done! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #73870
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Oh, I guess that means I have to pick one now. Lets go with the Aves class. It’s a Bird!

    • #73872
      ping
      Participant

      Does it have bright feathers?

    • #73875
      WolverSyr
      Participant

      seed or insect eater? (Or other…)

    • #73876
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Other… Good question ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #73881
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Feathers are not bright.

    • #73894
      WolverSyr
      Participant

      Does it spend a lot of time in the water?

    • #73895
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Yes it spends alot of time on water.

    • #73902
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Here is a hint:
      tropical and subtropical islands off the Pacific coast of South America from Peru to Mexico including, the Galรกpagos Islands.

    • #73903
      ping
      Participant

      Does it go underwater?

    • #73904
      ping
      Participant

      Does it have long legs?

    • #73914
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      It swims underwater to catch it’s prey, and it has short legs.

    • #73918
      WolverSyr
      Participant

      I’ll go out on a limb here:
      Spheniscus humboldti – Humboldt Penguin?

    • #73919
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Penguins in the tropics. Hmm Nope.

    • #73922
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      One more hint: These birds were considered fools.

    • #73932
      ping
      Participant

      Is it a small bird? It is relative but compare it to something,please!

    • #73935
      Beetle
      Participant
      quote MichaelXY:

      One more hint: These birds were considered fools.

      You told us too much. ๐Ÿ™‚ Quick google search and voila! Sula nebouxii is the name of the bird. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Though I must say I though of that bird when you said fools though I didnt know that was their name. ๐Ÿ™‚
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-footed_Booby

    • #73943
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Your correct ๐Ÿ™‚ You win

    • #73967
      Beetle
      Participant

      Ok since I am entomologist (obviosly :)) my animal will be insect. It lives in temperate regions of Europe.

    • #73974
      ping
      Participant

      Does it eat leaves? ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #73982
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is it a Coleoptera?
      Does it have complete metamorphosis?

    • #73993
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Does it have 8 legs?

    • #74003
      orbit
      Participant
      quote MichaelXY:

      Does it have 8 legs?

      It’s an insect, so it can’t have 8 legs ๐Ÿ™‚

      Is it considered communal?

    • #74005
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Ok, I was thinking insects in a more general term like the Arthropoda Phlya.

    • #74021
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      hmm…..Is it a pest?

    • #74030
      orbit
      Participant
      quote MichaelXY:

      Ok, I was thinking insects in a more general term like the Arthropoda Phlya.

      I know, I was just having fun ๐Ÿ˜›

      sorry

    • #74044
      February Beetle
      Participant

      ugh, ‘pest’ is thrown around too much ๐Ÿ˜‰ *buglove*
      j/k I just say that because SOME people think (incorrectly) that all insects are pests. Anyway, Beetle! Come answer these questions I am so excited!

    • #74053
      alwaysasking
      Participant
      quote February Beetle:

      I just say that because SOME people think (incorrectly) that all insects are pests.

      I Don’t think that all insects are pest! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ That’s why I asked that question,to reduce the number of possible insects. But you are right, I don’t like insects! ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #74084
      alwaysasking
      Participant

      So, when our questions will be answered?

    • #74147
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Well, the lights are still on…

    • #74174
      Beetle
      Participant

      Heh, sorry I was away. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway lets begun. 8)

      Does it eat leaves?
      Hm, I dont think so. It is herbivorous but I dont think that adults eat leaves and larvae most certanly dont.

      Is it a Coleoptera?
      Does it have complete metamorphosis?

      Yes, it is Coleoptera.

      Is it considered communal?
      No. Solitary.

      Is it a pest?
      Pest?! PEST?!!!! You dare call an insect a pest in my face?!!!!! ARGHHHH!!!! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ
      Lol! Just kidding. Unfortunately it is consider pest in forestry cause it can damage old and comercialy profitable trees. (damn I just gave you a habitat hint ;))

    • #74182
      ping
      Participant

      Is it rounded or elongated? ๐Ÿ˜•

    • #74187
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      I would like to buy a vowel ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #74226
      Beetle
      Participant

      It is elongated.

      Sorry, didnt understand this about vowel. ๐Ÿ™

    • #74232
      ping
      Participant

      Family Cerambycidae?
      Necydalis melita? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #74240
      Beetle
      Participant

      Correct on the first one but Necydalis melita lives in North America. This one is from Europe.

      Hint. Its on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

    • #74246
      ping
      Participant

      Rosalia alpina? It’s nice ….

    • #74293
      Beetle
      Participant

      Nope but close. ๐Ÿ™‚ Rosalia alpina is one of the very few Cerambycids that are on Red List.

    • #74297
      ping
      Participant

      ….. Morimus funereus?

    • #74304
      Beetle
      Participant

      Still nope. ๐Ÿ˜€ Its not in that subfamily.

    • #74307
      ping
      Participant

      Maybe Cerambyx cerdo …then?

    • #74312
      Beetle
      Participant

      Correct!!! One of the largest insect in Europe. Prefer old decidous, preferably oak forests.
      http://www.uochb.cas.cz/~natur/cerambyx … _cerdo.htm

    • #74316
      ping
      Participant

      I’ll come back in three or 4 days,so if anyone wants to take my turn-go ahead!!!

    • #74415
      ping
      Participant

      ok I’ve got one-it lives in North America!

    • #74434
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is it an insect? ๐Ÿ™‚
      Is it a chordate?

    • #74438
      ping
      Participant
      quote February Beetle:

      Is it an insect? ๐Ÿ™‚
      Is it a chordate?

      It’s a chordate!! Sorry,maybe next animal would be an insect!

    • #74468
      ping
      Participant

      It’s a mammal!

    • #74472
      Beetle
      Participant

      Carnivorous?

      *damn to short message*

      Or is it herbivorous?

    • #74474
      ping
      Participant
      quote Beetle:

      Carnivorous?

      Yes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #74487
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Oh crap! I hope no one saw this post before I edited it (I didn’t realize you already said it was a mammal :))
      Is it a part of the cat family?

    • #74489
      ping
      Participant

      ๐Ÿ˜†

      quote February Beetle:

      Is it a part of the cat family?

      Yes!

    • #74490
      Beetle
      Participant

      Naah. It coudnt be Puma (Felis concolor). It would be to easy. Right?
      ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #74495
      ping
      Participant

      Yes, but I will give you a clue…it weigh up to 15kg! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #74517
      Beetle
      Participant

      Does it lives strictly in southern warmer part of North America towards Mexico or it can be found in more temperate regions?

    • #74521
      ping
      Participant

      It can be found from the southern warmer part of North America towards Mexico even to the southern parts of Alaska and Canada.

    • #74677
      ping
      Participant

      Ok I see you want an insect!! So someone think about an insect …

    • #74686
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is it in the genus Lynx?

    • #74690
      ping
      Participant
      quote February Beetle:

      Is it in the genus Lynx?

      Yes!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #74695
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is it the Bobcat, Lynx rufus?

    • #74696
      ping
      Participant
      quote February Beetle:

      Is it the Bobcat, Lynx rufus?

      Yes!!

      You get a special prise-next animal will be an insect!! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Just give me some time to read more about them!

    • #74699
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Hmm… how about I am thinking of an insect ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you want it to be an easy one or not so easy :)? I have a really good one in mind, it is cool but not that common.

    • #74700
      ping
      Participant

      Does it live in Europe?

    • #74703
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      How many wings does it have, if any?

    • #74707
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Yes it lives in Europe,
      Yes it has wings ๐Ÿ˜‰ (4) I will let it slide this time… yes or no only! lol ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #74719
      ping
      Participant

      Is the body longer than the wings?

    • #74723
      sachin
      Participant

      and 1.whether it has larval(larva and nymph are differant things) stage?

    • #74750
      February Beetle
      Participant

      The body is not longer than the wings.
      It does have larval stage.

    • #74788
      ping
      Participant

      Order Hymenopterta?

    • #74794
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Nope ๐Ÿ™‚ This insect doesn’t belong to order Hymenoptera.

    • #74796
      sachin
      Participant

      Is it orthoptera?
      Is it Dictioptera?

    • #74808
      February Beetle
      Participant

      No, it is neither of those orders.

    • #74809
      Beetle
      Participant

      Does it have hardened wings? Is it some kind of Beetle? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #74812
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Nope, not a beetle ๐Ÿ™‚ The wings are not hardened.

    • #74830
      ping
      Participant

      are the larvae aquatic?

    • #74833
      February Beetle
      Participant

      No, the larvae is not aquatic. It is special, though.

    • #74843
      ping
      Participant

      Hemiptera?

    • #74846
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Noooooooooooope. I promise I am not making it up, either!

    • #74853
      ping
      Participant

      ………. Neuroptera? ๐Ÿ˜•

    • #74855
      February Beetle
      Participant

      DING DING DING
      haha, now how fast can you guess my insect?

      Neuroptera is the correct order!

    • #74870
      ping
      Participant

      Micromus variegatus? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #74881
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Noooope. Not that Neuropteran!

    • #74887
      ping
      Participant

      Family Chrysopidae?

    • #74898
      February Beetle
      Participant

      No, it is not in that family with the lacewings. It is in another smaller family.

    • #74905
      ping
      Participant

      Mantispidae? Myrmeleontidae?

    • #74906
      ping
      Participant

      By the way,these insects are really nice, Neuroptera! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #74912
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Mantispidea! Yes! It is a Mantidfly! Actually… it is MY Mantidfly from Kansas : Mantispa interrupta

      Family Mantispidea are super neat! I can’t believe I found one in Kansas I almost dropped dead, they aren’t very common. It was just in my way in from my car to my house. Hanging’ out on the concrete. I found out in my Insects of Kansas book that they have hypermetamorphosis and the larvae hang out and flop around until they are picked up by an adult spider and carried and they parasites of the spider’s egg sac. Adults are beneficial predators!

      Today I saw a Green Lacewing probably genus Chrysopa. Highly beneficial aphid eaters.

      My favorites are probably the Owlfly (Family Ascalaphidae, Ululodes quadrimaculata in Kansas) and Antlion (Family Myrmeleontidea). ๐Ÿ™‚ If I get a tatoo ever, it will probably be an Owlfly ๐Ÿ˜›

      http://www.whatsthatbug.com/neuropterans.html
      Great website where to see all of these animals, and this is where I got my picture.

      Anyway, congratulations! I am glad you like Neuropterans, too!

    • #74932
      ping
      Participant

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Neuroptera is cool!! I don’t like insects that much but these are……..nice!!
      Thank you for showing them to me.

    • #74933
      kasied07
      Participant

      whats the next animal????

    • #74943
      ping
      Participant

      I’m tired and I need some sleep.I’m very busy at work,so someone else will play ………

    • #74952
      sachin
      Participant

      Ok…. I will Do that…

      I m thinking of a Vector……….

      Its simple…..

    • #74956
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is it an Arthropod?

    • #74958
      oortclouddomicile
      Participant

      is it a mechanical vector?

    • #75001
      sachin
      Participant
      quote February Beetle:

      Is it an Arthropod?

      Yes…………

      Arthropod……….

    • #75005
      ping
      Participant

      leafhopper? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #75010
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Does it have 6 legs?
      Does it have 8?

    • #75477
      Beetle
      Participant

      Is it maybe from Diptera?

    • #76287
      Draco
      Participant

      Is it Protoctist parasite? This is just a guess. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    • #76569
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Is it a bug?
      Can it jump?
      Can it sort of fly?

    • #76811
      Cj
      Participant

      i think its a koala….
      hahah

    • #77696
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      Where oh where is Sachin?

    • #77726
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      New game! I’m thinking of a inverterbrate.

    • #77735
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      Why are they always invertebrates!? LOL

      Is it aquatic?

    • #77749
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is it a eucoelomate?
      Is it a pseudocoelomate?
      Is it microscopic?
      Is it macroscopic?

    • #77750
      February Beetle
      Participant
      quote AstusAleator:

      Why are they always invertebrates!? LOL

      Is it aquatic?

      Because inverts are far superior to vertebrates!
      HAha ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #77758
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Yes, it is aquatic.

    • #77835
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is it an arthropod?
      Is it a mollusk?

    • #77855
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Yes, it’s phylum is mollusk

    • #78325
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Does it have an outer shell?
      Does it go through torsion?
      Is it a filter feeder?
      Is it a predator?

    • #78352
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      No
      ?
      No
      Yes
      Hint:This animal used to be used for Sepia Ink. (Now it’s easier)

    • #78524
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is it a cephalopod?
      Is it a cuddlefish?
      Is it a squid?
      Is it a octopus?

      Torsion is the process a Gastropod goes through when it moved it’s body about 180 degrees so it ends up pooping on it’s head. (I’ve read slugs go through torsion, but then reverse it.)

    • #78564
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      No
      Yes (specific and it’s spelled cuttlefish)
      No
      No

    • #78687
      February Beetle
      Participant

      lol I like "cuddle" fish,
      thanks for the correction.

      sorry I don’t know any more about cuttlefish without cheating, so I might cheat ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #80264
      mcar
      Participant

      What about an animal where snakes could be "afraid" of?

    • #80278
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      It’s the most common of the cuttlefish. (this should be so easy now)

    • #80371
      February Beetle
      Participant
    • #80383
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Yes. That is it, your turn.

    • #80573
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Okay, it’s an animal ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #80591
      Draco
      Participant

      Does it have 2 legs?
      Does it have 4 legs?

    • #80626
      February Beetle
      Participant

      no and no

    • #80684
      Draco
      Participant

      Does it have any legs?
      Does it have fur?

    • #80726
      February Beetle
      Participant

      No it doesn’t have any legs
      It doesn’t have fur

    • #80736
      Draco
      Participant

      Is it nocturnal?

    • #80752
      February Beetle
      Participant

      No, it is not nocturnal.

    • #80758
      Draco
      Participant

      Does it have a shell?

    • #80801
      February Beetle
      Participant

      can you be more specific?
      It is not what someone usually thinks of as a shell.

    • #80827
      Draco
      Participant

      Like a snail shell.

    • #80861
      February Beetle
      Participant

      nope

    • #80870
      Draco
      Participant

      Does it live under ground?
      Dose it live on the ground?

    • #80900
      February Beetle
      Participant

      in some parts of it’s life cycle…

    • #80908
      Draco
      Participant

      Is it found in europe?
      Is it found in the US?

    • #80914
      February Beetle
      Participant

      both

    • #80918
      Draco
      Participant

      This isn’t going well.
      Is it a snake?

    • #80931
      February Beetle
      Participant

      (pssst it’s an invert)

    • #80954
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Is it a mammal.

    • #80955
      MichaelXY
      Participant
      quote harrypotter101:

      Is it a mammal.

      Beetles hint. (pssst it’s an invert)

      Is it a Cephalopod?

    • #80956
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Is it a bug of any kind?

    • #80960
      February Beetle
      Participant

      not a cephalopod or insecta

    • #80961
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Is it terrestrial?

    • #81041
      February Beetle
      Participant

      I guess at some parts of it’s life cycle it is?

    • #81252
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Is it a reptile.

    • #81284
      February Beetle
      Participant

      no, because reptiles are vertebrates.

    • #81591
      mcar
      Participant

      What are its eating preferences?

    • #81611
      Draco
      Participant

      These have to be questions where the answer is either yes or no.

    • #81638
      mcar
      Participant

      Ok, i am so sorry for that. Is it insectivorous or vegetarian?

    • #81688
      February Beetle
      Participant

      neither ๐Ÿ™‚

      but I will answer that question if you want me to… but it will give it away much faster.

      This has been dragged on for a long time. ๐Ÿ™„

    • #81722
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Answer the question!!!!!

    • #81897
      February Beetle
      Participant

      In the adult cycle, it eats US and it is an INvert, okay… so what do you think?

      At any time the Us population 30% of us are being fed on by them…

    • #81907
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      D. pteronyssinus

    • #81928
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Nah, I’m sure way more than 30% of us are being fed on by them ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #81929
      February Beetle
      Participant

      *them as in dust mites

    • #81931
      MichaelXY
      Participant
    • #82082
      MichaelXY
      Participant

      Ok, so was I right?

    • #82439
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Nope pinworms. 30% of the US population at any give time has these babes. Nematods.

    • #82993
      visitorX
      Participant

      This is not an actual reply to a post, I was just wondering if anyone knows what this animal is?

      <direct link to image>
      http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/8205 … malvb7.jpg

      I have no zoology knowing, so I’d really appreciate if anyone would tell me. Thnx

    • #83061
      harrypotter101
      Participant

      Looks like a possum, probably isn’t though

    • #83066
      visitorX
      Participant

      ‘ don’t think so. I think it’s some kind of monkey, but the only kind I could find that is nearly that size were Pygmy Marmossete (I hope I spelled that right :)), but their cubs look kind a different.

    • #86134
      bioman95
      Participant

      I got a good one. its my favorite reptile

      P.S. that was a hint and by hint i mean the reptile part ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #86324
      Davis321
      Participant

      Is there such a thing as an invertebrate marsupial? No, it’s not an invertebrate.

    • #86336
      AstusAleator
      Participant

      @the picture:
      Maybe a baby lemur, bush baby, or related species?

    • #86776
      poochpamperer
      Participant

      RE: Picture…

      I think that would most definitly be a pygmy marmoset…
      Google it and you’ll see…

    • #87253
      mcar
      Participant

      What about a baby tarsier?

    • #87255
      Darwin420
      Participant

      It is tough to tell in this picture – but for sure it isn’t a possum. I can tell you that it is a primate. I don’t think however it is a lemur (but it is hard to tell in this picture). Look at the nose, lemurs usually have whiskers and a dog like nose, in this picture(from what I can tell) both those features are lacking. Looks like a pygmy marmoset or something related to it.

    • #88021
      mcar
      Participant

      So what exactly is that by the way?

    • #88476
      franko
      Participant

      right goin to have a stab here. Is it an opossum??

    • #88477
      franko
      Participant

      oh ok no its not lol them posts went up before i saw them …. sorry!!

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