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(Fuente: libutron, vía rhamphotheca)

23
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rhamphotheca:

Boophis ankarafensis:
A New Species of the Boophis rappiodes group (Anura, Mantellidae) from the Sahamalaza Peninsula, northwest Madagascar, with Acoustic Monitoring of its Nocturnal Calling  [2014]
A new species of treefrog of the Boophis rappiodes group (Anura, Mantellidae) is described from the Sahamalaza – Iles Radama National Park in northwest Madagascar.
This new species is green in colour with bright red speckling across its head and dorsum; similar in morphology to other species of this group including: B. bottae, B. rappiodes, B. erythrodactylus and B. tasymena.
All individuals were detected from the banks of two streams in Ankarafa Forest. The new species represents the only member of the B. rappiodes group endemic to Madagascar’s western coast, with the majority of other members known from the eastern rainforest belt.
Despite its conspicuous call, it has not been detected from other surveys of northwest Madagascar and it is likely to be a local endemic to the peninsula. The ranges of two other amphibian species also appear restricted to Sahamalaza, and so the area seems to support a high level of endemicity.
Although occurring inside a National Park, this species is highly threatened by the continuing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat. Due to these threats it is proposed that this species should be classified as Critically Endangered according to the IUCN Red List criteria…
read the paper  
(via: NovaTaxa - Species New to Science)

rhamphotheca:

Boophis ankarafensis:

A New Species of the Boophis rappiodes group (Anura, Mantellidae) from the Sahamalaza Peninsula, northwest Madagascar, with Acoustic Monitoring of its Nocturnal Calling  [2014]

A new species of treefrog of the Boophis rappiodes group (Anura, Mantellidae) is described from the Sahamalaza – Iles Radama National Park in northwest Madagascar.

This new species is green in colour with bright red speckling across its head and dorsum; similar in morphology to other species of this group including: B. bottae, B. rappiodes, B. erythrodactylus and B. tasymena.

All individuals were detected from the banks of two streams in Ankarafa Forest. The new species represents the only member of the B. rappiodes group endemic to Madagascar’s western coast, with the majority of other members known from the eastern rainforest belt.

Despite its conspicuous call, it has not been detected from other surveys of northwest Madagascar and it is likely to be a local endemic to the peninsula. The ranges of two other amphibian species also appear restricted to Sahamalaza, and so the area seems to support a high level of endemicity.

Although occurring inside a National Park, this species is highly threatened by the continuing decline in the quality and extent of its habitat. Due to these threats it is proposed that this species should be classified as Critically Endangered according to the IUCN Red List criteria…

read the paper 

(via: NovaTaxa - Species New to Science)

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23
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tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: beatha
Tumblr: http://beathaaa.tumblr.com/

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: beatha

Tumblr: http://beathaaa.tumblr.com/

(vía illustratedanatomy)

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23
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(Fuente: phione, vía miguebiohzrd)

23
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!
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sacre-phantasm:

Haunted doll houses. Awesome!

(vía lookatthislittlething)

23
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xcopy:

we should be in _s_p__a___c_____e

xcopy:

we should be in _s_p__a___c_____e

12
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comoespinademaguey:

Quicemitqui in yollotl | El corazón todo lo gobierna
                                                                                    { El  gif original es de traceloops }

comoespinademaguey:

Quicemitqui in yollotl | El corazón todo lo gobierna

                                                                                    { El  gif original es de traceloops }

12
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I’m a thinker, not a talker.

(six word story)

(Fuente: nothinglikeusz, vía thedruidsteaparty)

12
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becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.
The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so they have to come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.

The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so they have to come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

(vía insidious-effects-of-life-deact)

12
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mermaidskey:

This gets on my nerves so much you have no idea.

mermaidskey:

This gets on my nerves so much you have no idea.

(Fuente: molecularbiologistproblems, vía insidious-effects-of-life-deact)

12
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agreda:

The other day, waiting on a queue, I drew several elephants making faces, like emojis. So I have inked and colored them in Manga Studio 5 with DAUB brushes by Paolo Limoncelli.
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agreda:

The other day, waiting on a queue, I drew several elephants making faces, like emojis. So I have inked and colored them in Manga Studio 5 with DAUB brushes by Paolo Limoncelli.
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agreda:

The other day, waiting on a queue, I drew several elephants making faces, like emojis. So I have inked and colored them in Manga Studio 5 with DAUB brushes by Paolo Limoncelli.
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agreda:

The other day, waiting on a queue, I drew several elephants making faces, like emojis. So I have inked and colored them in Manga Studio 5 with DAUB brushes by Paolo Limoncelli.
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agreda:

The other day, waiting on a queue, I drew several elephants making faces, like emojis. So I have inked and colored them in Manga Studio 5 with DAUB brushes by Paolo Limoncelli.