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Proatheris is a monotypic genus created for the venomous viper species, Proatheris superciliaris. This is a small terrestrial species endemic to East Africa. No subspecies are currently recognized.


Ptyas nigromarginata

For the species called" green rat snake” in the genus Gonyosoma, see Gonyosoma prasinum Ptyas nigromarginata, commonly known as the green rat snake, is a species of colubrid snake endemic to Asia.


Rabdion forsteni


Trachylepis margaritifera

Known as the rainbow mabuya, rainbow skink, pearly skink or blue-tailed skink, Trachylepis margaritifera, is a species of Afro-Malagasy mabuya or skink in the subfamily Lygosominae.


Uromacer oxyrhynchus


Arboretum at Penn State Behrend

The Arboretum at Penn State Behrend is an arboretum located across the campus of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is open daily without charge. The arboretum was dedicated in 2003. It contains more than 200 species ...


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Coturnicops is a genus of bird in the rail family. The genus was erected by the English zoologist George Robert Gray in 1855 with the yellow rail Coturnicops noveboracensis as the type species. The genus name is from the Latin coturnix "quail".


Holopedium gibberum


Monoporeia affinis


Abbottina rivularis

Abbottina rivularis is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae, the carps and minnows. It is native to China, Korea, and Japan. It has been introduced to the Mekong River Basin and it is also known from rivers in Turkmenistan. This ...


Amblyapistus taenionotus

Amblyapistus taenionotus is a Scorpionfish from the Western Indian Ocean. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 15 cm in length.


Barbonymus platysoma


Johnius amblycephalus


Culter alburnus

Culter alburnus occurs in Asia in Lake Buir, the Onon and Kherlen drainages in Mongolia, as well as the Amur and Red River drainages in Russia and China, it has also been recorded from Taiwan and Hainan. It can be found in rivers and floodplain l ...


Eucinostomus argenteus

Eucinostomus argenteus, the spotfin mojarra or silver mojarra, is a species of fish belonging to the family Gerreidae. The name spotfin mojarra is descriptive of the black spot that appears on the anterior part of the dorsal fin.


Flagfin cardinalfish

The flagfin cardinalfish is a species of ray-finned fish from the cardinalfish family, Apogonidae. It is an Indo-Pacific species which is found from the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to Australia and Japan. It is associated with reefs in the insho ...


Liparis mucosus

Liparis mucosus, or the slimy snailfish, is a fish from the genus Liparis. The fish can be found from intertidal areas to 15 meters in depth. In general, they are not found in tide pools. The slimy snailfish ranges in the Northeastern Pacific Oce ...


Megalobrama mantschuricus


Moringua macrochir

Moringua macrochir, the longfin spaghetti eel, is an eel in the family Moringuidae. It was described by Pieter Bleeker in 1855. It is a tropical, marine and freshwater eel which is known from Batu Island, Indonesia, and Christmas Island, in the e ...


Orangeface angelfish

Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus is a ray-finned fish in the family Pomacanthidae found in the Pacific Ocean. It is commonly known as the orangeface angelfish or the blue vermiculate angelfish.


Shorthead snake-eel

The shorthead snake-eel is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Wilhelm Peters in 1855, originally under the genus Ophiurus. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the western Indian Ocean, including Aldabra and Mozamb ...


Shrimp eel

The shrimp eel is an eel in the family Ophichthidae. It was described by Francis de Laporte de Castelnau in 1855. It is a common inshore species of eel usually found in the shallow Gulf of Mexico and the high-salinity bays where it inhabits muddy ...


Squirrelheaded catfish

The squirrelheaded catfish is a species of sea catfish in the family Ariidae. It was described by Pieter Bleeker in 1855. It inhabits tropical marine and brackish waters in the western Pacific region, including eastern Thailand and Borneo. It rea ...


Acarodynerus triangulum


Ancistrocerus longispinosus

The Latin genus name Ancistrocerus means hooked horn. for the back-curved last segments of the antennae characteristic of males. The species name longispinosus means with long thorns.


Belostoma lutarium


Camponotus novaeboracensis


Ceraeochrysa lineaticornis


Chrysopa chi


Clanoneurum cimiciforme


Cyphononyx optimus

C. optimus can reach a length around 50 mm 2.0 in. Body is completely black, with black antennae. Wings are black, too, with bluish reflections. Legs are yellowish. Females of this genus hunt and paralyse large spiders, mainly Palystes species.


Diaeretiella rapae

Diaeretiella rapae is a species of cosmopolitan parasitoid wasp. It parasitizes many species of aphids, but especially the cabbage aphid, Brevicoryne brassicae. It is the only species in the genus Diaeretiella. Other host aphids include Aphis cra ...


Euceraphis betulae

Euceraphis betulae, the birch aphid or silver birch aphid, is a species of aphid in the order Hemiptera. It is a tiny green insect with a soft body and wings. It is found living on the European silver birch tree where it feeds and multiplies on t ...


Igerna bimaculicollis


Laphria affinis


Lucilia coeruleiviridis

Lucilia coeruleiviridis, formerly Phaenecia coeruleiviridis, is commonly known as the green bottle fly, because of its metallic blue-green thorax and abdomen. L. coeruleiviridis was first discovered by French entomologist Justin Pierre Marie Macq ...


Neotibicen superbus


Ogcodes dispar


Pepsis albocincta

Pepsis albocincta is a species of spider wasps belonging to the family Pompilidae. These wasps are also called tarantula hawks, as they usually hunt tarantulas, similarly to many species in the genus Hemipepsis.


Poecilopompilus algidus

P. algidus is 13–28 mm in length with females usually larger than males and in some areas it is a mainly black wasp with a red spot on the metasoma. However, the wasps of the genus Poecilopompilus may be Mullerian mimics of other wasps and that t ...


Priocnemis monachus

Priocnemis monachus was first described in 1855 as Pompilus monachus. In the many years following its description, the genus name was changed several times but has currently settled on Priocnemis. Synonyms of P. monachus include P. monarchus a mi ...


Pseudomyrmex pallidus

Pseudomyrmex pallidus is a species of ant found in the Nearctic ecozone with an extensive range throughout the southern United States to Central America.


Psorthaspis sanguinea


Rhagoletis tabellaria


Sargus albibarbus


Scolia soror

Scolia soror, is a common insect found in Australia. It may grow to 3 cm long. The wings are a smoky black colour with an appealing blue sheen. The wing veins do not reach the end of the wings, and the antennae are relatively thick. Adults feed o ...


Sphyracephala subbifasciata


Symmorphus allobrogus

These mall solitary wasps can reach a length of about 9.5–12 millimetres 0.37–0.47 in females, of 7.5–11 millimetres 0.30–0.43 in males. They have a black thorax much longer than wide and a long and narrow abdomen with two yellow bands. The 4th a ...


Sympherobius amiculus

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