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Southern Reedbuck Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This...

Southern Tree Hyrax Dendrohyrax arboreus
2012-10-01 17:39:50

The southern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus), also known as the southern tree dassie, eastern tree hyrax, or eastern tree dassie, can be found in many areas including Angola, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, and Tanzania. It prefers a habitat within topical or subtropical arid and moist lowland forests, as well as temperate forests and moist savannah or rocky areas....

Grey-faced Sengi Rhynchocyon udzungwensis
2012-06-17 19:50:17

The grey-faced Sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis) is an elephant shrew that is native to south-central Tanzania, specifically the Udzungwa Mountains. It was found in 2005, in a small area of the Udzungwa Mountains, the Ndundulu Forest. This discovery was considered monumental, as there had been no discoveries of any new elephant shrew species for over a century. The grey-faced sengi occurs in two...

Grants Gazelle Nanger granti
2012-06-15 12:08:26

Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is native to Africa. Its northern range of Tanzania extends south to Ethiopia and the Sudan, and from the coast of Kenya to Lake Victoria. It prefers habitats within shrub lands and grass plains, but can also be found in regions that are more arid. In Swahili, Grant’s gazelle is called Swala Granti. It was placed within the Nanger subgenus of the genus...

Elaphrosaurus
2009-07-28 13:48:34

Elaphrosaurus or "lightweight lizard" is a genus of carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It lived in what is now the Kimmeridgian state of Tanzania. Its skeleton was found in the Tendaguru Beds of Tanzania. A related animal was found in the Morrison Formation of the western United States. Most fossils of theropods found have only been fragments, until the discovery of a single...

Big-eyed Tree Frog
2009-01-13 18:10:31

The Big-eyed Tree Frog (Leptopelis vermiculatus) is a species of frog found in Tanzania, Africa. It inhabits closed-canopy wet tropical rainforests between 2900 and 5900 feet. In literature it is sometimes referred to as the Amani Forest Tree Frog. It is a medium to large specimen ranging in length from 1.5 to 3.33 inches. It has two distinct color phases. In the first color phase they are...

Taita Fiscal
2008-10-18 12:31:16

The Taita Fiscal (Lanius dorsalis) is a member of the shrike family. This is an African species. It is found from southeastern Sudan and southern Ethiopia to northeastern Tanzania. Its habitat is dry open thornbush and acacia and other dry open woodland. The Taita Fiscal is 8.25 inches in length and is fairly unique. It has white underparts and a black crown, hind neck and wings. The back is...

Long-tailed Fiscal
2008-10-18 12:28:34

The Long-tailed Fiscal (Lanius cabanisi) is a species of bird found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. It perches in the open and is frequently seen waving its long tail from side to side excitedly. It is difficult to miss these birds as they seem to perch on every available telegraph pole and wire. This is a noisy, obvious bird which can often be seen in...

Gray-backed Fiscal
2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

Leptopelis barbouri
2008-07-25 15:20:12

Leptopelis barbouri is a species of tree frog in the Hyperoliidae family. It is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist mountains, rivers, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marches. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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