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Names Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:29 pm

I'm sure you all know the rules for a revolving quiz. :D
This one just deals with names. A name in a different language, the genus name etc and we have to guess what it is in english.

Felis sylvestris is...
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Unread postby sioux » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:58 pm

Wild Cat? a.k.a. Pardus' daugther :wink: [size=12]a compliment, may I say![/size]
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:00 pm

:clap: Over to you sioux
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Unread postby sioux » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:08 pm

Okey dokey
Elephantulus intufi?
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Unread postby jonty1 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:13 pm

bushveld elephant-shrew??
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Unread postby sioux » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:55 pm

Great quizz WAC - I will abide by the Forum etiquette of granting 24 hours grace to accommodate our our international friends ... so keep going!
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Unread postby sioux » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:51 pm

Well done, it is a the Bushveld Elephant Shrew.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Macroscelidea
Family: Macroscelididae
Genus: Elephantulus
Species: E. intufi

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Unread postby jonty1 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:32 pm

Thanks Sioux :)

Aepyceros melampus
1. Identify this animal (common name)
2. From what language of origin
3. Give me the break down of this scientific name
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Unread postby Pumbaa » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:42 pm

Hi there,

1.) Impala
2.) Zulu
3.) Aepyceros melampus - Greek aipos "high" ceros "horn" + melas "black" pous "foot"

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Unread postby jonty1 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:28 pm

Sorry everyone :redface:

well done pumbaa :)
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Unread postby Pumbaa » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:59 pm

Thanks Jonty,

here is the next one:

Terathopius ecaudatus

1.) ID the animal - the English name please :lol:
2.) From what does the animal got this name?
3.) Do you know more names for this animal?
4.) Do you know a myth about this animal?

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Unread postby Boabab » Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:52 pm

1. Bateleur
2."Bateleur" is French for "tight-rope walker" also the bird on the Zimbabwean emblem.
3.Afrikaans: Berghaan
Some african countries:Conifer Eagle and Pine Eagle
4.????? :redface:

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Unread postby Rangerboy_Mkuze » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:02 pm

1 - 3 as Boabab said

4 - the shona people believe that the Chapungu Bird is a good omen. The Chapungu is a Bateleur
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:04 pm

1) Bateleur eagle
2) The name describes the bird’s characteristic habit of tipping the ends of its wings when flying or its distinctive aerial acrobatics during the nuptial aerial display .
3) Conifer Eagle or Pine Eagle
4) for the myth ?? .... something in relation with the " Chapungu Bird" from the Shona tribu ? The Shona people believe that the bird is a good omen and bring protection and good fortune.

..oeps .. sorry .. too late ... I agree ... :redface: :redface:
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Unread postby Wild@Heart » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:05 pm

1.) Bateleur
2.) The bateleur's name, given by the eighteenth century French naturalist LeVaillant, loosely translates as "tumbler" or "tightrope-walker" and undoubtedly refers to the rocking motion of its flight or the aerobatic maneuvers it sometimes performs
3.) Berghaan, Chapungu (Shona word for the Bateleur eagle)
4.) For the Shona people it’s a mythical bird, it’s a protecting bird, it’s a spirit bird, it’s a bird which the Shona revere and depict over and over again in their sculptures. So, its a very important omen much like the Native Americans revere the bald eagle in Africa and in Zimbabwe they revere the Bateleur eagle, the Chapungu. The Zulus and other peoples of South Africa link bateleur with battles and the ensuing carnage. One of their names for the bateleur translates as "eater of the warriors," which could be more factual than symbolic.
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