Monatsarchive: Juni 2016

More green lizards: Blue-headed males and tiny juveniles

Today I made another walk in the territory of the local green lizard population. I found again a very nice male specimen with a magnifcient blueish colouration on its head and throat. Another shot: I discovered it already a few … Weiterlesen

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The shoulder horn of Dürer´s marvelous Rhinocerus – revealing a 501 year old mystery beast

The woodcut of Albrecht Dürer´s „Rhinocerus“ is certainly one of the most iconic animal depictions of the Renaissance. Dating from 1515, a time when books about natural history still usually showed wild mixes of real animals and fully fantastic beings … Weiterlesen

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Photo of the day: Goliath frog skeleton

Today´s photo of the day shows a skeleton of a goliath frog (Conraua goliath) from the zoological collection at Heidelberg:

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Anglerfish on ice

Besides strange flatfish, the fish market at Mahón had also a lot of other interesting species on display, like several monkfish (Piscatorius lophius), including one of the very largest specimens I have ever seen. I covered monkfish already some times … Weiterlesen

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Photo of the day: Lepidorhombus boscii

Fish markets can be a great opportunity to see animals you will hardly ever see in any zoo aquarium or in TV. Alcohol specimens in museum collection are often already far away from their original life appearance, because the tissue … Weiterlesen

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Photo of the day: Ghastly tenrec taxidermy

For some reason tenrecs are especially prone to become extremely ghastly taxidermy specimens, at least if you look at the older ones. I just planned to cover them on occasion on the blog. So here is a specimens I saw … Weiterlesen

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