Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dinosaurs Of Earth

 

 

Albertosaurus

Range: Canada, USA: Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Baja California and New Mexico

Time: Late Cretaceous 

Major Things About It: Albertosaurus evolved into the Tyrannosaurus Rex 

Size: 9 meters long

Its closet relative is the Gorgosaurus.

Albertosaurus










Gorgosaurus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allosaurus

Range: USA: from Montana all the way down to New Mexico and Portugal

Time: Late Jurassic 

Major Things About It: The most common predator of the Jurassic

Size: 12 meters long

One of its relatives are the Acrocanthosaurus.
Allosaurus











Acrocanthosaurus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camarasaurus

Range: USA

Time: Late Jurassic

Major Things About It: -

Size: 23 meters long

The closest relative of the Camarasaurus is the Brachiosaurus.

Camarasaurus











 


Brachiosaurus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceratosaurus

Range: USA and Tanzania

Time: Late Jurassic

Major Things About: a Horn on its head

Size: 6 meters long

One of its relatives is the Abelisaurus.
Ceratosaurus












Abelisaurus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deinonychus

Range: USA

Time: Early Cretaceous

Major Things About It: the claw on its foot

Size: 3 meters long

The Deinonychus's closest relative is the Velociraptor.

Deinonychus










Velociraptor

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dromaeosaurus

Range: Canada and USA

Time: Late Cretaceous 

Major Things About It: In the movie Jurassic Park, the Dromaeosaurus is called the raptor dinosaur.

Size: 1.8 meters long

One of its closest relatives is the biggest and strongest raptor Utahraptor

Dromaeosaurus











Utahraptor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edmontosaurus

Range: Canda: Alberta

Time: Late Cretaceous 

Major Things About It: The largest herbivore at the time

Size: 13 meters

One of the Edmontosaurus's relatives are the Prosaurolophus.

Edmontosaurus









Prosaurolophus


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eudimorphodon

Range: shores of western Europe

Time: Late Triassic

Major Things About It:-

Size: 0.6096 meter wingspan

One of the Eudimorphodon's relatives is the Caviramus.
Eudimorphodon

Caviramus



Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Mammals And Birds In Australia That have their own family

Short-Beaked Echidna

The Short-Beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) does have relatives in New Guinea, but is the only member of its family in Australia.




 



 

Emu

The Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the only member of the family Dromaiidae. 












Platypus 

The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is the only member of the family Ornithorhynchidae.














Southern Cassowary

The Southern Cassowary (Casuarius Casuarius) is the only species of the family Casuariidae in Australia, but does have relatives in New Guinea.













Numbat

The Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is the only species of the family Myremecobiidae.
















Australian Pelican

The Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) is the only species of the family Pelicanidae in Australia.













Plains-Wanderer

The Plains-Wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus) is the only species of the family Pedionomidae.
















Koala

The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is the only member of the family Phascolarctidae that isn't extinct.

















Thylacine

The Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) is the only species in the family Thylacinidae that isn't prehistoric.














                      1936

Pig-Footed Bandicoot

The Pig-Footed Bandicoot (Chaeropus Ecaudatus) is the only species in the family Chaeropidae.






                     1950's


Honey Possum

The Honey Possum (Tarsipes Rostratus) is the only species in the family Tarsipedidae.






Musky Rat-Kangaroo

The Musky Rat-Kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus) is the only species in the family that isn't megafauna.





Animals with their own genus




    

Kaluta
Kultarr
Common Wombat
Striped Possum
Greater Glider












Monday, January 20, 2014

TRUE OR FALSE?



Qusetion 1. The Asiatic Cheetah is extinct. TRUE OR FALSE?

















Question 2. There have been about 8724 people that have died by Lions. TRUE OR FALSE?

Congo Lion











Question 3. Two types of Girrafe are Endangered. TRUE OR FALSE?

Rothschild's Girrafe



















Question 4. The Crowned Eagle is bigger than the Martial Eagle. TRUE OR FALSE?

Crowned eagle

Martial Eagle






























Question 5. The Afghan Hound is one of the oldest dog breeds. TRUE OR FALSE?


















Saturday, January 4, 2014

Macropus Genus

Smallest Head And Body Length

Parma Wallaby

The Parma Wallaby has a head and body size of 52.8cm.

Largest Head And Body Length

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

The Eastern Grey Kangaroo has a head and body size of 230.2cm.

Smallest Tail Length

Tammar Walllaby

The Tammar Wallaby has a tail length of 45cm.

Largest Tail Length

Eastern Grey Kangaroo

The Eastern Grey Kangaroo has a tail length of 109cm.

Least Heaviest 

 Parma Wallaby

The Parma Wallaby weighs 5.9kg.

Heaviest 

Red Kangaroo

The Red Kangaroo weighs 90kg.


Macropus Species

Agile Wallaby 

The Agile Wallaby lives in south New Guinea and the very north of Australia: Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory. The preferred diet of the Agile Wallaby are grasses and legumes.

-there are four subspecies of Agile Wallaby: nominate subspecies- Macropus Agilis Agilis which lives in Northern Terrritory, Macropus Agilis Jardinii which lives in north and east coasts of Queensland, Macropus Agilis Nigrescens which is found in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and the last one is Macropus Agilis Papuanus which lives in south new guinea and neighbouring islands.










Antilopine Kangaroo

The Antilopine Kangaroo is found in the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, the top of the Northern Territory and the Kimberley in Western Australia. Its preferred food is tussock grasses.
-the Antilopine Kangaroo is the 4th biggest macropod with Red Kangaroo, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Western Grey Kangaroo bigger than it and Western Brush Wallaby has an equal to the Antilopine Kangaroo.











Black Wallaroo

The Black Wallaroo lives in the Arnhem Land, Northern Territory between South Alligator River and Nabarlek. They eat grass, shrubs, grass seeds, herbs and fruit skin.

-The Black Wallaroo is the smallest wallaroo out of the Antilopine Wallaroo or kangaroo and Common Wallaroo.









Black-Striped Wallaby

The Black-Striped Wallaby is found in Townsville, Queensland to Narrabri in New South Wales. It eats grasses and Brigalow Scrub.

- in Queensland the black-striped Wallaby is least concern and in new south wales the Black-Striped Wallaby sadly is Endangered.










Tammar Wallaby 

The Tammar Wallaby lives in Kangaroo Island, Flinders Island, Warrawong Sanctuary, East and West Wallabi Islands, the very south west of Western Australia, Garden Island and Middle Island. Tammar Wallabies eat grasses and shrubs.

-It has been introduced into New Zealand where it probably competes for food against grazing birds. It has been reintroduced to some parts of Western Australia because they became extinct in the area.












Western Grey Kangaroo 

The Western Grey Kangaroo lives in Shark Bay to the coast of South Australia, western Victoria, Western Australia,  the whole of the Murray-Darling basin in Queensland and New South Wales and Kangaroo Island. It  eats grasses, herbs, tree bark, leaves and shrubs.

-There are two subspecies: nominate subspecies-kangaroo island kangaroo (Macropus Fuliginosus Fuliginosus) and  Mainland Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus Fuliginosus Melanops.)

Kangaroo Island Kangaroo 









Eastern Grey Kangaroo

The Eastern Grey Kangaroo is found in southern Victoria, south-eastern South Australia and Eastern Tasmania. They eat grasses, herbs, leaves and shrubby vegetation.

-There are two subspecies of Eastern grey: nominate subspecies- Mainland Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus Giganteus Giganteus) and Tasmanian Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus Giganteus Tasmaniensis.)

-They were also introduced to Maria Island and Three Hummock Island.

Tasmanian Eastern Grey Kangaroo










Toolache Wallaby 

The Toolache Wallaby is the only extinct macropod and used to live in the Robe area in South Australia. The diet of the Toolache Wallaby is unknown but it probably ate grasses like the other macropods.

-around 1923 four individuals were captured but they died from shock and exhaustion. Then in 1927 in Robe there was one Toolache Wallaby with a joey in her pouch. It was capture and survived until 1939. There may have been a Toolache Wallaby that was caught in 1943.










Western Brush Wallaby 

The Western Brush Wallaby lives in southwest coast area of western Australia from Kalbarri to Cape Arid. Western Brush Wallabies eat grasses, sedges, Carpobrotus Edulis, Cynodon Dactylon and Nuytsia Floribunda.

-The Western brush wallaby probably lives up to 11 years old.











Parma Wallaby

The Parma Wallaby is found on the Gosford Range in New South Wales. It eats grasses, sedges, herbs, tree bark and leaves.

-The Parma wallaby was thought to be extinct for 100 years until in 1965 two workers in Kawau Island, New Zealand were taking away the introduced Tammar wallabies when they found some parma      
Wallabies they were sent to their former home. People later figured out that there were still Parma Wallabies in the Gosford Range. It is now rated Near Threatened on the IUCN.














Whiptail Wallaby

The Whiptail Wallaby lives from Cooktown, Queensland to Grafton, New South Wales. Whiptail Wallabies eat grasses and ferns.

-It is also known as the Pretty-Faced Wallaby.


 

 

 

 

 






Common Wallaroo

The Common Wallaroo is found in the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales, Barrow Island in Western Australia, from west Queensland & New South Wales, the Indian Ocean Coast and the Kimberley in Western Australia. They eat grasses. 

-There are four subspecies of Common Wallaroo: Eastern Wallaroo (Macropus Robustus Robustus) which lives in the Great Dividing Range, the Euro (Macropus Robustus Erubescens) which lives in west Queensland & New South Wales also the Indian Ocean Coast, (Macropus Robustus Isabellinus) which lives in Barrow Island and are smaller than the other subspecies and the last one is (Macropus Robustus Woodwardi) which lives in the Kimberley Region.

Barrow Island Wallaroo (small)


 

 

 

 

 

 



Red-Necked Wallaby

The Red-Necked Wallaby lives in Rockhampton to the South Australian border, Tasmania, Bass Strait Islands, Bruny Island and central Victoria. They were introduced to an island in Scotland called Inchconnachan, Isle of Man, Peak District in Derbyshire, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Forest Of Rambouillet, Christchurch, Hunters Hills, Canterbury Region, Two Thumb Ranges, The Grampians in New Zealand and Kirkliston Range. They eat grasses and herbs.

-there are three subspecies of Red-Necked Wallaby: Nominate Subspecies- Bennet's Wallaby (Macropus Rufogriseus Rufogriseus) , Red-Necked Wallaby (Macropus Rufogriseus Banksianus) and (Macropus Rufogriseus Fruticus.)

Bruny Island Wallaby














Red Kangaroo

The Red Kangaroo is found in semi-arid regions and arid regions of Australia. Red Kangaroos eat grasses, forbs and leaves of shrubs.

-They may have lived in the Warrawong Sanctuary which is out of its range.