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The sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass. The common name refers to its preference for sugary nectarous foods and ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. They have a very similar appearance and habits to the flying squirrel despite not being closely related (an example of convergent evolution).
These species of tropical, fungus-growing ants are all endemic to South and Central America, Mexico, and parts of the southern United States. Leafcutter ants cut and process fresh vegetation (leaves, flowers, and grasses) to serve as the nutritional substrate for their fungal cultivars. Next to humans, leafcutter ants form the largest and most complex animal societies on Earth. In a few years, the central mound of their underground nests can grow to more than 30 m (98 ft) across, with smaller, radiating mounds extending out to a radius of 80 m (260 ft), taking up 30 to 600 m2 (320 to 6,460 sq ft) and containing eight million individuals.
Poison dart frog (also known as dart-poison frog, poison frog or formerly known as poison arrow frog) is the common name of a group of frogs in the family Dendrobatidae which are native to tropical Central and South America. These amphibians are often called dart frogs due to the Amerindians' indigenous use of their toxic secretions to poison the tips of blowdarts. However, of over 170 species, only four have been documented as being used for this purpose (curare plants are more commonly used), all of which come from the genus Phyllobates, which is characterised by the relatively large size and high levels of toxicity of its members.
The panther chameleon (Furcifer Pardalis) is a species found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome. Male panther chameleons can grow up to 20 inches in length, with a typical length of around 17 in (45 cm). Females are smaller, at about half the size. In a form of sexual dimorphism, males are more vibrantly coloured than the females. Coloration varies with location, and the different colour patterns of panther chameleons are commonly referred to as 'locales', which are named after the geographical location in which they are found.
The northern caiman lizard is a species of lizard found in northern South America. Similarly, the caiman lizard is built like its cousin the tegu, with a large heavy-set body and short but powerful limbs. Its head is bulky and often a red or orange colour. Their jaws are heavily muscular to help aid in eating its normal prey of snails, crawfish and fresh water clams. It also has a few adaptations that help it in its watery habitat. It has a long and flattened tail, similar to its namesake, the caiman. The long tail helps the caiman lizard to successfully swim and dive. A clear third eyelid is thought to act like a pair of goggles underwater. The body of the caiman lizard is very similar to that of a crocodile. It is typically a bright green with slight dark green banding. There are horned raised scales along the dorsal of the back. This help to provide some protection against predators. These lizards can reach up to 4 ft (1.2 m) long and weigh up to 10 lb (4.5 kg).
Geosesarma is genus of small freshwater or terrestrial crabs, typically less than 10 millimetres (0.4 in) across the carapace.They live and reproduce on land with the larval stages inside the egg. They are found from India, through Southeast Asia, to the Solomon Islands and Hawaii.
Aspidites melanocephalus, commonly known as the black-headed python, is a species of snake in the family Pythonidae (the python family). This species is native to Australia. Adults grow to an average of 1.5–2 m (4.9–6.6 ft) in total length, but some can grow to 3.5 m (11 ft). Their body is muscular with a flattened profile, while the tail tapers to a thin point.
The pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) is a flat-shelled tortoise native to Tanzania and Kenya. Its name is derived from the flat shape of its shell. The pancake tortoise has an unusually thin, flat, flexible shell, which is up to 17.8 centimetres (7.0 in) long. While the shell bones of most other tortoises are solid, the pancake tortoise has shell bones with many openings, making it lighter and more agile than other tortoises. The carapace (top shell) is brown, frequently with a variable pattern of radiating dark lines on each scute (shell plate), helping to camouflage the tortoise in its natural dry habitat. The plastron (bottom shell) is pale yellow with dark brown seams and light yellow rays, and the head, limbs and tail are yellow-brown.
The giant African snail is native to East Africa, and can be traced back to Kenya and Tanzania.
Archispirostreptus gigas, the giant African millipede, is one of the largest millipedes, growing up to 38.5 centimetres (15.2 in) in length, 67 millimetres (2.6 in) in circumference. It has approximately 256 legs, although the number of legs changes with each moulting so it can vary according to each individual.
Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea. Most of the 1100 species possess an asymmetrical abdomen which is concealed in an empty gastropod shell carried around by the hermit crab.
The Australian green tree frog, simply green tree frog in Australia, White's tree frog, or dumpy tree frog (Litoria caerulea) is a species of tree frog native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in the United States and New Zealand.
The thorny devil colour ranges from pale green to brown and resembles bark or rotten wood. Both sexes are wingless and armoured with spines on body and legs. Exhibiting the sexual dimorphism of many similar insects (particularly other phasmids as well as mantises), males are small and thinner, less than 5 inches (11–12 cm) long while females are typically 6 inches (15 cm) in length.
African Pygmy Hedgehog’s (Atelerix albiventris) are also known as the four-toed hedgehog. They are a nocturnal species, generally solitary except during courtship. In the wild their diet is varied, consisting of plant matter, invertebrates and small vertebrates. They live up to 3 years in their natural habitat, but can reach ages of 10 years in captivity. They can reach up to 10 inches in length, the females are generally larger.