Revival of GTR

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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:58 am

Does the unique trait have something to do with breathing?
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:49 am

Nope
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:30 pm

Trichobatrachus robustus
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 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:19 pm

Nope, but good guess.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:04 pm

Clue for the day: the animal is patterned with longitudinal stripes and occurs in the DRC, Angola and Zambia.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:10 pm

Cordylus marunguensis
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:38 pm

Nope.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby JJward7 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:42 am

After a bit of research im going to have a go and say the marbled reed frog or painted reed frog (Hyperolius marmoratus) hope my spelling is correct
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:47 pm

Nope sorry.

Today's clue. The adaptation is something relating to the anatomy of the female of the species.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:33 pm

Trachylepis quinquetaeniata
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:29 pm

Close close. Almost there.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:00 am

Trachylepis ivensii.

I think I got it this time. Very weird human like trait.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:12 am

Yup, you got it.

Trachylepis ivensii is the only (or at least the only known) creature which is not a mammal to feed it's unborn young with a true placenta instead of the typical yolk used by other reptiles.

Here is a little article describing this amazing adaptation:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21015-zoologger-the-first-reptile-with-a-true-placenta.html#.U7uY2vldVWI

And a photo of the unassuming skink taken by Philipp Wagner

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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:11 am

Anyone else, feel free to give it a go.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Cornelius » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:35 am

My Geographic Range has seemingly no limits.
And this is why I am unique in a certain way?!

It might be to easy!.
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer by far , something rarer than ability.
It is the Ability to recognise Ability

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