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Chimaeria incomparabilis

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

November 17, 2008

Place

Somalia (Google, OSM)

Description

This is the holotype of Chimaeria incomparabilis Briano, 1993 (now Sphaerocypraea incomparabilis), considered to be one of the rarest of all seashells.

Its provenance remains a mystery, but it is said to be from somewhere off Somalia.

The holotype is deposited in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. I'm fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit and do some research at the type collection at several large museums, and to have seen in person four of the only six known specimens of this beautiful shell.

When this shell was discovered it puzzled malacologists. It resembles a true cowrie, family Cypraeidae, but it was later discovered to look similar to a fossil, Sphaerocypraea, in the family Ovulidae.

See more taxonomic information at the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) at:
http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=575782

The watermark does not correspond to the actual date when I saw this shell in person.

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Dypsis heterophylla

Observer

rakotoarinivo

Date

June 16, 2006 02:55 PM EAT

Place

Anosibe an'Alal (Google, OSM)

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Dypsis gronophyllum

Observer

rakotoarinivo

Date

October 23, 2006 10:04 AM EAT

Place

Vondrozo (Google, OSM)

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Genus Bougainvillea

Observer

mateoorozco

Date

September 18, 2014

Place

Quito (Google, OSM)

Description

This Plants its only for ornament and is big thats is one of the reason that you have to take it on the garden :D

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What

Chacma Baboon Papio ursinus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 20, 2005 06:27 PM PST

Place

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa (Google, OSM)

Description

Drive fast--these guys are carjackers!

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Vervet Monkey Chlorocebus pygerythrus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 16, 2005 02:14 PM PST

Place

Limpopo, South Africa (Google, OSM)

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What

Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 09:11 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 09:11 PM PST

Place

Limpopo, South Africa (Google, OSM)

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What

Helmeted Guineafowl Numida meleagris

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 16, 2005 01:57 PM PST

Place

Limpopo, South Africa (Google, OSM)

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What

Impala Aepyceros melampus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 09:47 PM PST

Place

Limpopo, South Africa (Google, OSM)

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What

Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythrorhynchus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 11:20 PM PST

Place

Limpopo, South Africa (Google, OSM)

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What

Southern White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 11:20 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 10:26 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Bovids Family Bovidae

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 10:08 PM PST

Place

Limpopo, South Africa (Google, OSM)

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What

hinged tortoises Genus Kinixys

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 16, 2005 10:40 AM PST

Place

Limpopo, South Africa (Google, OSM)

Description

Kinixys sp.

Walking around the cabins on the private game reserve

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Acontias plumbeus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 17, 2005 12:41 PM PST

Place

Limpopo, South Africa (Google, OSM)

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African Penguin Spheniscus demersus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 20, 2005 08:00 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 19, 2005 09:32 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

genets Genus Genetta

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 16, 2005 01:32 AM PST

Place

kruger national park (Google, OSM)

Description

Distinguished from the small spotted genet by the rusty centers of the spots.

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Black Girdled Lizard Cordylus niger

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 20, 2005 05:20 PM PST

Place

cape town (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

clcscience

Date

the past

Place

19.8609..., 12.9515... (Google, OSM)

Description

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Blue-banded Bees Genus Amegilla

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

September 12, 2014 08:53 AM CAT

Place

Harare, Zimbabwe (Google, OSM)

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Theronia lurida

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

September 17, 2014 03:09 PM CAT

Place

Harare, Zimbabwe (Google, OSM)

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Hippocampus algiricus (West African Seahorse) Hippocampus algiricus

Observer

susanaaamartins

Date

April 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Vesper Bats Family Vespertilionidae

Observer

johannsnyman

Date

September 16, 2014 08:40 PM HST

Place

Trichardt, Mpumalanga, South Africa (Google, OSM)

Description

Scotophilus sp maybe?

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Comb Circe Gafrarium pectinatum

Observer

rinahart169

Date

September 17, 2014 07:01 PM GST

Place

Domaine du Chasseur Nature Reserve, Bois des Amourettes, Grand Port, MU (Google, OSM)

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Oriental Garden Lizard Calotes versicolor

Observer

rinahart169

Date

September 17, 2014 07:06 PM GST

Place

Domaine du Chasseur Nature Reserve, Bois des Amourettes, Grand Port, MU (Google, OSM)

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Common Violet Snail Janthina janthina

Observer

rinahart169

Date

September 17, 2014 07:01 PM GST

Place

B87, Mahebourg, Grand Port, MU (Google, OSM)

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What

Oriental Garden Lizard Calotes versicolor

Observer

rinahart169

Date

September 17, 2014 07:03 PM GST

Place

Petite Rue des Limites, Ville Noire, Grand Port, MU (Google, OSM)

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Variable skink Trachylepis varia

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

June 14, 2014 09:20 AM CAT

Place

Rifa Camp, Hurungwe Safari Area (Google, OSM)

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Maendeleo horseshoe bat Rhinolophus maendeleo

Observer

jakob

Date

February 25, 1992

Place

Amboni Cave Forest, Mkulumuzi River Gorge (Google, OSM)

Description

mistnetted 19:10-19:30 h

Kock, D., Csorba, G.& Howell, K.M., 2000. Rhinolophus maendeleo n. sp. from Tanzania, a horseshoe bat noteworthy for its systematics and biogeography (Mammalia, Chiroptera, Rhinolophidae). Senckenbergiana biol. 80(1/2): 233-239.

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Black-Collared Barbet Lybius torquatus

Observer

fridaharaldsson

Date

September 17, 2014 08:37 AM SAST

Place

Cidade de Inhambane (Google, OSM)

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Pelusios subniger

Observer

martingrimm

Date

November 27, 2011 02:31 PM CET

Place

Haidom, Manyara, Tanzania (Google, OSM)

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Horseshoe Bats Family Rhinolophidae

Observer

denism

Date

September 20, 2010

Place

Amboni caves (Google, OSM)

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Sheath-tailed Bats Family Emballonuridae

Observer

denism

Date

September 20, 2010 10:15 AM HST

Place

Amboni caves (Google, OSM)

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Comb Circe Gafrarium pectinatum

Observer

rinahart169

Date

September 16, 2014 08:12 PM GST

Place

Domaine du Chasseur Nature Reserve, Bois des Amourettes, Grand Port, MU (Google, OSM)

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Family Cerithiidae

Observer

rinahart169

Date

September 16, 2014 08:14 PM GST

Place

Domaine du Chasseur Nature Reserve, Bois des Amourettes, Grand Port, MU (Google, OSM)

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Family Psammobiidae

Observer

rinahart169

Date

September 16, 2014 08:13 PM GST

Place

Domaine du Chasseur Nature Reserve, Bois des Amourettes, Grand Port, MU (Google, OSM)

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Genus Morula

Observer

rinahart169

Date

September 16, 2014 08:13 PM GST

Place

Domaine du Chasseur Nature Reserve, Bois des Amourettes, Grand Port, MU (Google, OSM)

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Crap apples

Observer

hcc5

Date

September 16, 2014 10:04 AM EDT

Place

zone 5 (Google, OSM)

Description

Green, black walnut , can be green or black, good smell inside, also can grow and fall of trees.

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Green-banded Swallowtail Papilio nireus

Observer

janineaxmann

Date

September 13, 2014

Place

Blyde River Canyon (Google, OSM)

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Dragonflies and Damselflies Order Odonata

Observer

janineaxmann

Date

September 13, 2014

Place

Blyde River Canyon (Google, OSM)

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African sheath-tailed bat Coleura afra

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

September 15, 2014

Place

Fikirini Caves nr Shimoni, Kenya (Google, OSM)

Description

Forearm length: 5cm
head to tail Length: 6.5cm

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Bent-winged bats Genus Miniopterus

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

September 15, 2014

Place

Fikirini Caves nr Shimoni, Kenya (Google, OSM)

Description

Forearm length: 4cm
head to tail Length: 7.5cm

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Tomb Bats Genus Taphozous

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

September 15, 2014

Place

Fikirini Caves nr Shimoni, Kenya (Google, OSM)

Description

Forearm length: 6cm
head to tail Length: 9.5cm

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Egyptian Fruit Bat Rousettus aegyptiacus

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

September 15, 2014

Place

Fikirini Caves nr Shimoni, Kenya (Google, OSM)

Description

Forearm length: 9cm
head to tail Length: 13cm

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African trident bat Triaenops afer

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

September 15, 2014

Place

Fikirini Caves nr Shimoni, Kenya (Google, OSM)

Description

Forearm length: 5cm
head to tail Length: 8cm

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Senegal Coucal Centropus senegalensis

Observer

ronsavage

Date

September 14, 2014

Place

Juba, South Sudan (Google, OSM)

Description

Only one observed.

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African sheath-tailed bat Coleura afra

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

September 15, 2014

Place

Fikirini Caves nr Shimoni, Kenya (Google, OSM)

Description

Forearm length: 5cm
head to tail Length: 7cm

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African trident bat Triaenops afer

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

September 15, 2014

Place

Fikirini Caves nr Shimoni, Kenya (Google, OSM)

Description

Forearm length: 5.5cm
head to tail Length: 8.5cm