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Ants Family Formicidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 29, 2010 12:50 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

A colony of ants took up residence under the leaves that had fallen in one of my seed traps. These were the most aggressive, nasty little ants I ever encountered (aside from crossing a safari ant trail). I know this photo is worthless and I'll never get an id, but I wanted to document this. We had to come back later to check the trap. They weren't big but they were fierce. This is the only time I ever encountered these.

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What

Sorindeia madagascariensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 29, 2010 02:48 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Fruits.

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What

Flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 29, 2010 01:47 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

I think we might have eventually id'd this via germination.

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Cephalosphaera usambarensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 29, 2010 01:35 PM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Scarified by a giant rat.

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What

Flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 29, 2010 12:12 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

This herbaceous vine was very common and often grew up the trunks of large trees.

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What

Guinea Plum Parinari excelsa

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 27, 2010 11:15 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Eaten by fruit bats.

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Flowering plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 27, 2010 10:33 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Eaten by a squirrel.

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 27, 2010 01:02 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

I think these were just loose on the forest floor, having fallen from above. I have no photos of any other plants parts and suspect this was a liana or epiphyte.

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What

Screeching Frogs Genus Arthroleptis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 26, 2010 03:03 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Forest fever tree Anthocleista grandiflora

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 26, 2010 02:40 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Eaten by a bat.

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Genus Drypetes

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 26, 2010 12:25 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Probably eaten by bats.

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What

Slug Caterpillar Moths Family Limacodidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 23, 2010 11:49 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Stinging caterpillar. The shape of the leaf/lets (more visible in second photo) and the fact that it's someone else's hand in the photo make me think that this caterpillar is probably on Sorindeia madagascariensis (I'm allergic to it like poison ivy).

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What

Mistletoes Family Viscaceae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 22, 2010 07:40 PM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Germinating seed.

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 22, 2010 06:50 PM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 22, 2010 03:28 PM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Fruit

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What

Gourd Family Family Cucurbitaceae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 22, 2010 02:53 PM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Eaten by a bat.

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What

Guinea Plum Parinari excelsa

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 22, 2010 09:35 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Parinari fruit remains but it has Ficus seeds stuck in it. Eaten by a bat.

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 21, 2010 10:34 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Fruit bat ejecta in a seed trap. I don't think I ever ID'd this. In my notes I wrote: Unknown fiber (maybe twig?) Many Ejecta.

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Genus Chrysolina

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 21, 2010 11:25 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Mating

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What

Longhorn Beetles Family Cerambycidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 20, 2010 01:15 PM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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What

Cephalosphaera usambarensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 20, 2010 11:40 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Very strange abnormally formed seed. This is the only one I ever saw like this.

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What

Genus Landolphia

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 20, 2010 10:50 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

I think there was some confusion about this one (might have been Strychnos sp.). I'll need to find some other notes.

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What

Annickia kummerae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 19, 2010 02:43 PM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

It took me a while to figure out what these were, but they are Annickia flower petals. They smell DELICIOUS--like cookies. I think the closest match might be the smell of banana bread batter. I'm getting hungry just thinking about them!

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Pouteria adolfi-friedericii

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 19, 2010 01:58 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

I think this fruit was handled by a bat, but quickly discarded because the seed had been completely eaten and the fruit was filled with frass.

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What

Citrus Family Family Rutaceae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 18, 2010 02:41 PM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Guessing on this.

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What

Maranthes goetzeniana

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 18, 2010 12:41 PM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Yellow Baboon Papio cynocephalus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 18, 2010 10:59 AM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Dead (obviously, including for keyword searches). Nearly complete primate skeleton found in one of my field sites. Colobus or Cercopithecus? What do you think, @dejong?

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Gambian Rat Cricetomys gambianus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 18, 2010 09:50 AM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Lying in the middle of the road. We stopped to take a photo. Guessing it was trapped the night before and these were discarded as the unwanted parts.

Somewhere on the road between Derema and Bulwa, hence the large uncertainty.

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What

Wavy Chameleon Trioceros deremensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 17, 2010 09:21 PM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Chameleon-watching with @filups.

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Bearded Pygmy Chameleon Rieppeleon brevicaudatus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 17, 2010 08:25 PM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Chameleon-watching with @filups.

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What

Epauletted Fruit Bats Genus Epomophorus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 15, 2010 04:52 PM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

This photo is TERRIBLE. Sorry! There are at least five bats in this picture (I think there were at least a dozen, but most aren't distinguishable). This is a day roost on my friend's farm that they frequent.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 15, 2010 12:36 PM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Who makes a cocoon like that?

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Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles Superfamily Elateroidea

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 13, 2010 10:41 AM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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What

Forest fever tree Anthocleista grandiflora

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 13, 2010 09:49 AM EDT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Eaten by a bat. Folivory.

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What

Maranthes goetzeniana

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 9, 2010 11:33 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Two brown & textured seeds off to the left.

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Maesopsis eminii

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 9, 2010 11:33 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Pear-shaped seed.

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What

Katydids Family Tettigoniidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 12, 2010 10:20 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Exoskeleton.

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Cephalosphaera usambarensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 11, 2010 11:36 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Arils thoroughly chewed by a bat.

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Quinine Tree Rauvolfia caffra

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 11, 2010 11:14 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

I think?

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What

Forest fever tree Anthocleista grandiflora

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 11, 2010 10:25 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

I'm pretty sure that's what this was. This leaf was chewed by a fruit bat.

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Cephalosphaera usambarensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 9, 2010 11:33 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Cephalosphaera usambarensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 9, 2010 10:49 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Flowers (male) and buds.

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 9, 2010 10:08 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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What

Subfamily Agaristinae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 8, 2010 02:13 PM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Orange hind wings.

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What

Cephalosphaera usambarensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 8, 2010 11:05 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Albino seedling/chlorosis.

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Maranthes goetzeniana

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 8, 2010 10:37 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Unripe fruit (eaten by something other than a bat!). Squirrel perhaps? Or are those toothmarks too big?

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Maranthes goetzeniana

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 8, 2010 09:36 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Eaten by bats.

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Ficus mucuso

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 7, 2010 01:38 PM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Distinctively hairy fruits. Eaten by bats.

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What

Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 7, 2010 11:35 AM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Probably from a liana. I think we all ate pieces of this but I don't remember what it tasted like.

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What

Yellow-spotted Tree Frog Leptopelis flavomaculatus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 6, 2010 02:06 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)