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Dog-whelks Family Nassariidae

Observer

martingrimm

Date

August 3, 2011 08:32 AM CEST

Place

Pangani, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Family Urocyclidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

March 6, 2010

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

These two slugs appeared to be doing some kind of courtship ritual where they repeatedly "bowed" to each other. I recorded several minutes of video, but apparently never took one still photo, so this image is just a screen shot from the video.
https://youtu.be/SI6W_4d2knI

I suspect it may be the same species (or at least similar to) these observations with better photos:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1087148
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2598434

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What

Giant African Millipedes Genus Archispirostreptus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 20, 2010 05:51 PM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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White-necked Raven Corvus albicollis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 20, 2010 05:42 PM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

I didn't see these birds very often. I think they came up to eat the termites. Our house was one of the best-lit houses around so it attracted a lot of termites each night.

Video: https://youtu.be/12vXhDAZE7I

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Gourd Family Family Cucurbitaceae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 20, 2010 02:24 PM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Genus Landolphia

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 20, 2010 11:02 AM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Family Termitidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 19, 2010 03:56 PM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Mmmm...

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Myrianthus holstii

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 19, 2010 11:49 AM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Flowers

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Family Termitidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 19, 2010 08:01 AM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Huge termite emergence. They were everywhere! They taste like popcorn (mild flavor, slightly crunchy, better with salt).

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Family Achatinidae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 18, 2010 12:19 PM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Figs Genus Ficus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 17, 2010 12:32 PM EST

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Genus Strychnos

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 16, 2010 10:05 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Fruits

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Mistletoes Family Viscaceae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 16, 2010 12:48 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Germinating seed.

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Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 15, 2010 11:46 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Nice camouflage if it were on a tree.

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Nematodes Phylum Nematoda

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 15, 2010 11:24 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

This might be the least favorite thing I ever found in a seed trap. Creeeepy! Definitely some kind of worm. Possibly a parasite that came out of poop.

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genets Genus Genetta

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 13, 2010 09:48 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Matschie's Dwarf Chameleon Kinyongia tenuis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 13, 2010 07:31 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Genus Caprimulgus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 13, 2010 07:04 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

It was resting on that branch while we were out looking for chameleons with @filups.

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Yellow-spotted Tree Frog Leptopelis flavomaculatus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 12, 2010 01:26 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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What

Magnistipula butayei

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 12, 2010 01:10 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Seedling

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Black Centipede Eater Aparallactus guentheri

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 11, 2010 07:08 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

A little house guest! I suspect it might have come in looking for termites (they were plentiful, as you can see from the wings in the photo).

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Fig Family Family Moraceae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 11, 2010 11:47 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Flowers found on the forest floor. Not sure if it was a tree or vine.

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Aoranthe penduliflora

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 11, 2010 10:26 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Unripe fruit.

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Aoranthe penduliflora

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 11, 2010 10:26 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Flower

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Beilschmiedia kweo

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 10, 2010 03:59 PM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seedlings with seed still attached.

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Annickia kummerae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 9, 2010 01:06 PM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Flower petals. They smell sooooo good. I wanted to eat them.

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Genus Strychnos

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 8, 2010 02:59 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Tussock Moths Subfamily Lymantriinae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 8, 2010 09:35 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Forest fever tree Anthocleista grandiflora

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 6, 2010 11:37 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Handled by a bat (see all of the claw and tooth marks?).

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 5, 2010 12:07 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Domestic Chicken Gallus domesticus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 3, 2010 08:33 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

This type of chicken has these crazy feathers that curl upwards. I just think they look ridiculous. I've only seen them in Tanzania and only in a few places.

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Bridal veil stinkhorn Phallus indusiatus

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 2, 2010 11:13 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Or similar species?

Growing on a well-decomposed log of Anthocleista grandiflora (according to my notes).

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Maranthes goetzeniana

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 2, 2010 10:09 AM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Eaten by bats and caught in a seed trap.

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Aoranthe penduliflora

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 2, 2010 05:45 PM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I *think* I remembered the name correctly for this one.

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Rodents Order Rodentia

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 1, 2010 07:58 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

A mouse liked to chew on my soap. What's up with that?

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Mistletoes Family Viscaceae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 1, 2010 12:10 PM EAT

Place

Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Germinating seed.

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Spiderworts Genus Tradescantia

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 30, 2010 04:48 PM EAT

Place

Emau Hill, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Escaped from cultivation and naturalizing in this area near Emau Hill Forest Camp. Definitely invasive and competing for habitat with African violets. :-(

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mistletoes Family Viscaceae

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

October 22, 2010 07:40 PM EAT

Place

near Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

Description

Germinating seed.