Revival of GTR

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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:29 pm

Is it's range confined to an entire island?
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:37 pm

It's range is confined to one island, but not the entire island.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:27 pm

Is it terrestrial, arboreal or fossorial ?
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:45 pm

They are arboreal, although they do not live high up in trees.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby JJward7 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:00 pm

Your go to question Westley. Does this reptile have legs
Every good story seems to begin with a snake.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:09 pm

Yup, does have legs.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:57 am

Today's clue (might make it a lot easier)

There are similar animals fairly widespread on Madagascar and surrounding Indian Ocean islands, although I doubt genetically related, there are similarities in appearance and habits.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Ruan Stander » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:15 pm

Does the animal belong to a small genus regarding the number of species ?
Because if it belongs to the genus that I think it does (today's clue supports my suspicion) then I just give up ;)
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:39 pm

I think there are about 30 species in the genus, so quite a large number of species actually.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Ruan Stander » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:07 pm

Mmm well then I think I might have it, but I'm not so sure as it doesn't seem consistent with all your clues.

The first thing I thought (now ruled out), especially after the clue about Madagascar was Anolis, which consists of over three hundred species !
Makes thirty look like a walk in the park.

Will take my shot tomorrow then.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Ruan Stander » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:19 am

Ctenosaura barkeri
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:23 am

I don't think this is right, it just seems too simple, but here is my guess anyway.

Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus)
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:39 pm

Nope, both off.

I am travelling so let's make this a lot more simple ;)

The animal in Madagascar my mystery reptile is similar to are the Day Geckos (Phelsuma).
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:39 am

This reptile resembles a peacock to a greater extent.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Ruan Stander » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:26 pm

The peacock thing makes me think Crotaphytus ?
But Phelsuma doesn't fit in there.
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