Tag Archives: Chordata

Murres

Murres ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Name: Common Murres Folk Name: Murre, guillemot, auk, thin billed murre Taxonomy: Animalia, Chordata, Aves, Charadriiformes, Alcidae, Uria species (common: aalge) Locality: low-arctic and boreal waters of the North Atlantic … Continue reading

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Sciuridae: Squirrels, Prairie Dogs, Chipmunks, Marmots

  Sciuridae : Squirrels Common names: Squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, woodchucks, flying squirrels, prairie dogs, tree squirrels, ground squirrels. Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Rodentia, Suborder: Sciuromorpha, Family: Sciuridae, Genus: (various), species: spp. Localitie/Region: Indigenous to the Americas, … Continue reading

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Koala: Phascolarctos cinereus

Tidbinbilla Nature reserve*Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * Phascolarctos cinereus: “Koala” or “Koala Bear:” Taxonomy: Animalia; Chordata; Mammalia; Marsupialia; Diprotodontia; Phascolarctidae; Phascolarctos cinereus Common Names: Koala, koala bear, monkey bear, native bear, and tree bear. Localities: Koala are found in … Continue reading

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Platypus: Ornithorhynchus anatinus

Australian National Museum, Canberra, ACT, Australia a.k.a. “Platypus” or “Bewick’s Platypus” Taxonomy: Animalia; Chordata; Mammalia; Monotremata; Ornithorhynchidae; Ornithorhynchus; Ornithorhynchus anatinus Common Names: platypus, watermole, duckbill, and duckmole. Localities: Native to Eastern Australia including Tasmania, with ancestors from South America. They … Continue reading

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Quolls : Dasyurus sp.

Tidbinbilla Nature reserve*Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * Quoll Taxonomy: Animalia; Chordata; Mammalia; Marsupialia; Dasyuromorphia; Dasyuridae; Dasyurinae; Dasyurini; Dasyurus sp.Six species: the Bronze quoll (D. spartacus); Eastern quoll (D. viverrinus); New Guinean quoll (D. albopunctatus); Norther quoll (D. hallucatus); Tiger … Continue reading

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Wallaby: Macropus/Thylogale/Dorcopsis sp.

Tidbinbilla Nature reserve*Canberra, Australia Capital Territory, Australia * Wallaby Taxonomy: Animalia; Chordata; Mammalia; Marsupialia; Diprotodontia; Macropodidae; Macropus; Macropus, Thylogale, Dorcopsis, Dorcopsulus, and Osphranter Common Names: wallabies, wallaby, the forest kangaroo. Localities: Native to Australia mainly in rugged timber and forested … Continue reading

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Kangaroo: Macropus sp.

Kangaroo Taxonomy: Animalia; Chordata; Mammalia; Marsupialia; Diprotodontia; Macropodidae; Macropus; Macropus and Osphranter Common Names: Kangaroo, gangurru, boomers, jacks, old men, bucks, does, flyers, jills, joeys, roos Localities: Native to Australia. Some relatives in New Guinea. Description: One of the unique … Continue reading

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