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Southeastern Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis ssp. zuluensis)

Observer

johan338

Date

July 11, 2021 10:14 AM UTC

Description

This observation is for the porcupine

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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Observer

jeremygilmore

Date

January 3, 2020 12:07 PM SAST

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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Observer

peterswart

Date

December 14, 2020 04:12 PM SAST

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Bract Disa (Disa bracteata)

Observer

hhodgson

Date

October 30, 2022 02:08 PM SAST

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Spear African Daisy (Arctotis lanceolata)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

October 22, 2021 12:31 PM SAST

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Lip Fern Subfamily (Subfamily Cheilanthoideae)

Observer

botswanabugs

Date

October 26, 2022

Place

Serowe (Google, OSM)

Description

Day after first heavy rain 20 mm. River bank on basalt hillside.

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Southern Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis ssp. bicornis)

Observer

dewald2

Date

January 2007

Description

Vaalbos Rocky Shrubland (Rhigozum obovatum-Senegalia mellifera open scrubland)

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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

October 1, 2022 12:11 PM SAST

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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Date

September 2, 2012 12:12 PM SAST

Description

Clear liquid / gel squeezed from leaves into glass bowl.

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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Date

September 11, 2004 12:35 PM SAST

Description



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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Date

September 9, 2011 03:04 PM SAST

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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Date

September 28, 2006 02:28 PM SAST

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Tropical Monodisa (Disa brevicornis)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

October 2022

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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Observer

markheystek

Date

July 5, 2021 02:47 PM HST

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Kopievas (Genus Bulbine)

Observer

strandloper

Date

October 25, 2019 01:14 PM SAST

Description

Sheltered, forested river pass on rocky cragg. Matches Bulbine lagopus illustrated in Audrey Moriarty's wildflower guide of 1982.

Bulbine sp nov

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What

Golden Pagoda (Mimetes chrysanthus)

Date

April 20, 2007

Description

Mimetes chrysanthus cn


The Outramps discovered the 2nd only colony of Mimetes chrysanthus in 1996 when we were working for the Protea Atlas Project. The first colony was found 100kms to the west at Gamkaberg in 1987. It was one of the most exciting and memorable moments in our lives. This is why I have chosen it for the iSpot Celebratory Launch.

It is also a tribute to Casey Nootenboom who produced the most stunning photographs over the years for the Outramps. Health issues now prevent his joining us on field trips, but his wonderful photos will remain a lasting legacy.

We live out in the sticks far away from the corridors of botanical power. For us, iSpot has been a life-changing experience. We now have a whole community of like-minded people and experts to help us. The linking of the Red List to iSpot has made a huge difference to the work we do for CREW.

Thank you Tony, for all your help and enthusiasm and for making it so much fun. Long live iSpot!!

Mimetes chrysanthus is Redlisted as Vulnerable

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Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis)

Observer

arebelo

Date

September 25, 2014

Description

Drosera


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Longspur Hair Orchid (Holothrix longicornu)

Observer

nicky

Date

October 12, 2018 05:37 PM SAST

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What

Common Thread Orchid (Holothrix villosa ssp. villosa)

Observer

mikecameron

Date

October 7, 2021 10:59 AM SAST

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What

Hair Orchids (Genus Holothrix)

Observer

seanaltern

Date

August 11, 2022 12:04 PM SAST

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What

Hair Orchids (Genus Holothrix)

Date

September 17, 2021 02:15 PM PDT

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Longspur Hair Orchid (Holothrix longicornu)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

June 2, 2016

Description

Hairy orchid leaves


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Cape Vampirecup (Cytinus capensis)

Observer

prix_burgoyne

Date

July 18, 2011

Description

Cytinus capensis flower info


Parasitic plant producing deep red flowers in clusters that protrude above ground. Males and females produced on separate plants (dioecious). Not scented (at least not what humans can detect). Flowers comprise only 4 very dark maroon-coloured perianth lobes with inclined hairs covering most of their surface except for the margins. Confined to the Cape Peninsula (so far). This plant has only been available for study as a result of its discovery by amateur botanists.These piccies were taken after Jayne McDermid and Marland Holderness had found the plants and let me know about them.

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Shrews (Family Soricidae)

Observer

wmeyer

Date

December 31, 2020 08:45 AM SAST

Description

The body is 7.5cm and the tail 5cm.

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Forest Shrew (Myosorex varius)

Observer

nicola135

Date

December 2020

Description

Two tiny young shrews seen on forest floor in Nature’s Valley, making soft sounds. The one appeared to be unwell, on its back.

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Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

Observer

tony_wills

Date

November 8, 2013 06:45 AM NZDT

Description

Rat caught in a DOC200 trap.
2 weeks between its first visit to trap and being caught (see 974739). Bait: Peanut butter.

Female, body length aprox 20cm, tail 15cm, weight aprox 160gm.

Second photo is from a monitoring infrared webcam and is the product of low light levels and slow shutter speeds - simultaneously showing the live rat, the trigged trap closing and the closed trap (so we have a photo of a simultaneously alive and dead rat).

see also 975015

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What

Deception Peak Mountain Toadlet (Capensibufo deceptus)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

September 19, 2016

Description

deception capensibufo


Holotype and paratype of C. deceptus, with A.A. Turner, D. Rossouw and R. Howat

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Cape Platanna (Xenopus gilli)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

October 20, 2015

Place

Kleinmond (Google, OSM)

Description

tadpole


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Observer

nicky

Date

May 3, 2021 08:37 AM SAST

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Bracket Satyre (Satyrium bracteatum)

Observer

nicky

Date

August 2016

Description

Satyrium bracteatum


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Observer

ren_hoekstra

Date

December 2021

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Southern Steenbuck (Raphicerus campestris ssp. campestris)

Observer

dewald2

Date

August 18, 2007 09:32 AM SAST

Description

Central Free State Grassland (Vachellia karroo woodland)

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Observer

prix_burgoyne

Date

October 14, 2004

Description

Crassula pageae Cederberg


Minute plant about 1,5 cm in diam. Flowers tinged pink.

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What

Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus)

Observer

niallp

Date

October 2019

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Common Fine Stonecrop (Crassula expansa ssp. expansa)

Observer

mavourneen

Date

October 14, 2015

Description

?Crassula


prostrate delicate herb, growing profusely in shade under trees.

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What

Black Cinderella Orchid (Acrolophia ustulata)

Observer

sandraf

Date

November 2020

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Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

January 2022

Description

Note the pale green/yellow coloration behind the lip in the 3rd photo. Also note the 4th pic- it closely matches the illustration by Bolus of the plant he presumed was forficaria.

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Observer

ren_hoekstra

Date

January 2022

Description

Three flowering plants found at site. Height range across specimens 250-500mm. Leaves up to 150mm long. Lip 7mm. Petals 8mm. Median sepal 9mm. Lateral sepals 8mm.

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What

Darwin's Frog (Rhinoderma darwinii)

Observer

mgargiulo

Date

November 2020

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Knysna Spiny Reed Frog (Afrixalus knysnae)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

October 2021

Description

Found while exploring a small wetland. The first indication of its presence was two "zick" notes soon followed by the typical call. Only a solitary male was heard and found. See http://frogmap.adu.org.za/Species_text.php?sp=40

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What

White-trailing Pincushion (Leucospermum pedunculatum)

Observer

carinalochner

Date

September 18, 2021 04:35 PM SAST

Description

Growing within two metres of L. prostratum. Will they not hybridise?

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What

Inkblom (Hyobanche sanguinea)

Observer

faansiepeacock

Date

September 19, 2020 08:46 AM SAST

Description

Just inland of the white coastal dunes

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What

Witch Moederkappie (Disperis capensis var. capensis)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

July 2021

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Observer

outrampsjenny

Date

July 3, 2021 07:43 PM SAST

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What

African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis)

Observer

justinponder2505

Date

June 2021

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What

Galaxias (Genus Galaxias)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

April 24, 2021 01:20 PM SAST

Description

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Cederberg Ghost Frog (Heleophryne depressa)

Observer

muonmo

Date

January 26, 2012 07:18 PM SAST

Description

Spat out of someone's mouth after he drank it from his opaque water bottle.

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What

Bigjaw Colophon Stag Beetle (Colophon primosi)

Observer

botaneek

Date

January 2004

Description

Colophon


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Wolseley Conebush (Leucadendron spirale)

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

November 1, 1933

Description

The Ugly Duckling Conebush: Wolseley Conebush


Wolseley Conebush Leucadendron spirale
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This Conebush is undoubtedly the ‘ugly duckling’ in the genus. Describing it in 1809, Richard Salisbury - in Knight's book on the cultivaton of proteas - noted that ‘cuttings grow freely, but possessing little beauty it should only be admitted in extensive collections’. Indeed, few people would recognise it as a Conebush, as its leaves are small and ericoid, and the fully mature cones, are only 20 mm in diameter.
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L. spirale has been collected only four times in the past:
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* James Niven found it in 1801 at the Breede River;
* Leopold Mund collected it at the same locality in 1819;
* James Bowie gives as his locality the swamps at Soetmelkrivier and Langklooof (but he has a reputation for giving incorrect localities); and
* Alfred Meebold collected it in 1933, describing the locality as ‘Wolseley, heath, containing only few species, but river ground and swampy ground, few hours only’.
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As far as is known the plant is extinct, but some populations may still lurk in the Worcester Valley.
If the Breede River and Wolseley localities are correct most of its habitat has probably been ploughed up, but small pockets of plants may still exist.
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Acknowledgements for drawing: Nicci Page
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A R1000 Reward of was offered, and posted around Tulbagh, Wolseley and Worcester, between 1995 and 2000 for the finding of confirmed plants - it was never claimed.
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The plant has needle-like, rough, leaves 4-9mm long. The male flowerheads are 6-8 mm long and do not have floral bracts - they probably liberate clouds of pollen if knocked while flowering. The female plants produce seed-bearing cones: these form hard balls about 20 mm round. It is closely related to the Strawberry Conebush, which has longer leaves, and bigger, red cones. It probably flowers in summer.

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Wynberg Conebush (Leucadendron grandiflorum)

Observer

tonyrebelo

Date

December 31, 1806

Description

Wynberg Conebush - extinct for 200 years


Leucadendron grandiflorum (Salisb.) R.Br. Wynberg Conebush
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Global Status: EX.
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Last seen in 1806 in Clapham. No records exist of its ecology, habitat, extent or time of demise, other than that it used to occur on Wynberg Mountain. The area was the location of the earliest colonial farms.
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Based on its sister species, L. globosum and L. elimense, it probably occurred on the upper south slopes of Wynberg hill on moister granite soils.
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Because of the feud between Robert Brown and Richard Salisbury at the turn of the 19th Century, Salisbury’s description was incorrectly synonymized and its existence neglected until Ion Williams revised the genus in 1972. During this entire period there are no records alluding to the species, and to this day it is only known from Salisbury’s description and a single drawing of a male plant (shown above: that is it!). Its local date of extinction is thus unknown, and can be anywhere from the turn of the 18th century until recently. However, as it was not collected by collectors in the middle 18th century it was either very rare or extinct by the early 1800s. From the description and drawing there can be no doubt that this is a valid taxon, that it belongs to the Crowned Conebushes, and that its sister species is L. globosum.
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Considerable confusion was caused by the use of L. grandiflorum for the unrelated Sun Conebushes L. barkerae, L. daphnoides and L. tinctum during the 1900s, and illustrations of Leucadendron sessile that were misidentified as L. grandiflorum in the 1800s. The previous Red List status in 1996 as of uncertain taxonomic status is thus not valid, being partially as a result of this confusion. This confusion persists in the literature today.
A few persons have claimed that it might not be a good species based on a single plant, but Salisbury's description leaves no doubt that at least the male was quite distinct from the other Crown Conebushes. That coupled with the distribution make it highly likely that this was quite a distinct species. One unique feature mentioned was the strong and disagreeable odour, which unfortunately is not adequate to determine if it might have been fly pollinated.
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It is sadly too late to do anything about this apparently impressive plant. Wynberg Hill is today covered by Bishops Court and Constantia, and either under houses or vineyards. The odds that any undiscovered seedbanks may survive under hedgerows and pine stands is exceedingly small. Road verges and undeveloped erven have been well searched, to no avail.
This must be our earliest documented extinction in South Africa, and perhaps attributable to our Mediterranean love of wine.
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Illustration from Paradisus Londonensis page 105
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/mobot31753000575172#page/248/mode/1up

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What

Woolly Lobelia (Lobelia tomentosa)

Observer

markheystek

Date

May 2, 2021 10:37 AM HST

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Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

April 2021

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Observer

jimmy_whatmore

Date

January 11, 2017 10:25 AM SAST

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Observer

malthinus

Date

December 2018

Description

won the lottery today

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Golden Pagoda (Mimetes chrysanthus)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

April 10, 2021 10:45 AM SAST

Description

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Sundews (Genus Drosera)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

March 27, 2021 07:52 AM SAST

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Beaut Healthbush (Lobostemon belliformis)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

March 2021

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ludwig_muller

Date

February 19, 2021 12:10 PM SAST

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What

Southern Aardwolf (Proteles cristatus ssp. cristatus)

Date

June 5, 2015 09:14 AM SAST

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What

Mini Foxy Indigo (Indigofera alopecuroides var. minor)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

October 24, 2020 06:53 AM SAST

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What

Red-headed Trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus)

Observer

geechartier

Date

March 27, 2018 10:14 AM +07

Description

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Horned Adder (Bitis caudalis)

Observer

cr_hundermark

Date

March 2020

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Sawfin (Cheilobarbus serra)

Observer

darragh132

Date

November 10, 2020 04:09 PM SAST

Description

Captured from GoPro footage

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What

Mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)

Date

June 12, 2012 10:26 AM ADT

Place

Bermuda (Google, OSM)

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What

Cape Coral Snake (Aspidelaps lubricus ssp. lubricus)

Observer

ryanvanhuyssteen

Date

January 9, 2013

Description

Aspidelaps lubricus


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Checked Goby (Redigobius dewaali)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

March 13, 2019 09:59 AM SAST

Description

caught this strange goby in the touw river. placed in aquarium for the photograph and released afterwards.

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What

Persian and Indian Wolf (Canis lupus ssp. pallipes)

Observer

ravinaidu

Date

May 2020

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What

Southern Bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus ssp. koiropotamus)

Date

September 27, 2020 11:14 AM SAST

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What

Galaxias (Genus Galaxias)

Observer

ludwig_muller

Date

February 19, 2020 02:40 PM SAST

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What

Clanwilliam Sandfish (Labeo seeberi)

Observer

riaanvanderwalt

Date

August 22, 2020 12:35 PM SAST

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What

Southern Dewstick Bug (Pameridea roridulae)

Observer

gillian21

Date

February 21, 2020 12:26 PM SAST

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What

Clanwilliam Sandfish (Labeo seeberi)

Observer

riaanvanderwalt

Date

October 3, 2013

Place

Doornbosch (Google, OSM)

Description

Clanwilliam sandfish


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Observer

rob_palmer

Date

January 19, 2016 12:15 PM SAST

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What

Bubblebarb Squeaker (Synodontis thamalakanensis)

Observer

mark520

Date

November 27, 2018 06:29 PM SAST

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What

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

Observer

gerardbattu

Date

October 2019

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What

Southern Roan Antelope (Hippotragus equinus ssp. equinus)

Observer

dewald2

Date

June 10, 2020 09:38 AM SAST

Place

Knysna (Google, OSM)

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Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis)

Observer

zeledonia

Date

August 2018

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What

Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis)

Observer

jerrythornton

Date

December 2019

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What

Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis)

Observer

rbeunen

Date

November 2015

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What

Giant Betta (Betta anabatoides)

Observer

tatatasin

Date

May 2, 2020 10:14 AM WIB

Description

Ikan cupang liar,Betta sp.

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Southern African Barbs (Genus Enteromius)

Observer

darragh132

Date

September 24, 2015 07:12 PM SAST

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Penang Betta (Betta pugnax)

Observer

juraijrani

Date

April 15, 2020 04:51 PM AWST

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What

Orange-breasted Trogon (Harpactes oreskios)

Observer

don-jean

Date

February 26, 2011 09:32 AM EST

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What

Eggeater (Dasypeltis scabra ssp. scabra)

Observer

valmarsh

Date

April 24, 2020 08:26 AM SAST

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What

Cradock Thick-toed Gecko (Pachydactylus geitje)

Observer

valmarsh

Date

April 24, 2020 08:21 AM SAST

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What

Redfins (Genus Pseudobarbus)

Observer

darragh132

Date

February 20, 2005 12:20 PM SAST

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Observer

markheystek

Date

April 1, 2020 04:59 AM SAST

Description

Found this morning on the mountain. Can anyone assist with ID?

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European Honey-Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)

Observer

johngow1888

Date

January 31, 2020 09:47 AM SAST

Description

European Honey Buzzard?

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Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Observer

chris_whitehouse

Date

March 14, 2020 09:51 AM SAST

Description

First record of a chameleon for Phillipskop. I presume Bradypodion pumilum base on range but right on the eastern edge of the range.
See it in action here: https://youtu.be/1B5Z8euMh8o

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Southern African Barbs (Genus Enteromius)

Observer

rob_palmer

Date

April 20, 2016 12:30 PM SAST

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Cyprinids (Family Cyprinidae)

Observer

andreadearywei

Date

April 26, 2019 01:24 PM SAST

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Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

Observer

fossa1211

Date

March 2020

Description

skull of giraffe. on display at nashvile zoo.

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What

Fiery Redfin (Pseudobarbus phlegethon)

Observer

riaanvanderwalt

Date

February 6, 2017 12:35 PM SAST

Description

Dwarskloof

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What

Silver Robber (Micralestes acutidens)

Observer

caroloneill

Date

October 26, 2018

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What

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Observer

rajuvarghese

Date

March 9, 2020 11:26 AM CET

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What

White-footed Fox (Vulpes vulpes ssp. pusilla)

Observer

gaell

Date

February 17, 2020 11:04 AM CET

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What

Southern Olive Woodpecker (Chloropicus griseocephalus ssp. griseocephalus)

Observer

colin25

Date

March 8, 2020 10:51 AM SAST

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What

Spotted Galaxias (Galaxias truttaceus)

Observer

brettvercoe

Date

January 28, 2020 03:11 PM AEDT

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What

Natal Midland Dwarf Chamaeleon (Bradypodion thamnobates)

Observer

jasonmccormick

Date

February 2020

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Southern Groundscraper Thrush (Turdus litsitsirupa ssp. litsitsirupa)

Observer

maureen123

Date

February 8, 2020 06:27 PM SAST