Revival of GTR

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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:27 pm

Hahaha, we all do:)
1.0-reticulated python (Ripcord)
1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:35 pm

@Jamster, nope, but kind of close in a way.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:23 am

Does this snake's genus occur in any other continent except Africa?
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:12 am

@Westley, the genus only occurs in Africa.

Second clue: the genus it was previously classified under had only two species.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:25 pm

Black file snake - Mehelya nyassae? ( hope my spelling is right)
1.0-reticulated python (Ripcord)
1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:41 am

Nope not a file snake.

Third clue: It has a very similar threat display to one of our highly venomous snakes in South Africa.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:59 am

Hmmm, I recon I have got the Genus, now just to guess the species.

How about Rhamnophis aethiopissa, the Dagger-Toothed Tree Snake?
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:10 am

Close enough Westley, it gets annoying to go into subspecies.

The Splendid Dagger-Toothed Tree snake - Thrasops aethiopissa aethiopissa(as at most recent classification I could find)

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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:28 am

Okay, my turn!

Although this reptile looks fairly insignificant on first glance, it has one special adaptation which one cannot see which makes it very unique in the reptile world.

It belongs to a genus with a MASSIVE amount of species, but even within it's own genus, it is still "special."
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:50 am

Is it rear fanged?
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:14 am

Nope
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:53 pm

Is the genus Bitis by any chance?
1.0-reticulated python (Ripcord)
1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:00 pm

Nope.

Contains a lot more species than Bitis.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:22 am

Legs or no legs?
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1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
1.2-rhombic skaapstekers
1.0-yellow rat snake
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:43 am

Legs.

Clue for the day, the trait which makes this reptile unique is even found in humans, but in no other reptiles (or very few).
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