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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:28 am

Which large African mammal, was the first to disappear in historic times. It was related to the Roan and Sable antelope?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:17 pm

The Bluebuck or blue antelope sometimes called blaubok.

I believe it became extinct around 1800 :hmz:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:27 pm

Phokojwe :great:

"The Bluebuck or Blue Antelope (Hippotragus leucophaeus), sometimes called Blaubok, is an extinct species of antelope, the first large African mammal to disappear in historic times. It is related to the Roan antelope and Sable antelope, but slightly smaller than either".

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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:55 pm

Phokojwe :great:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:50 am

:doh: .....and Now?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:59 pm

Which indigenous plant was declared extinct in 2007 only to be rediscovered?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:19 pm

:think: Aspalathus recurvispina is a plant of the same Genus as that from which the internationally known Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) herbal tea is made.
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:44 am

Philip1 :clap: :clap:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:24 am

:hmz: By 1994, this bird was officially declared extinct. Only 4 specimen of stuffed birds exist in museums today. What bird is it?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:35 am

Canarian Oystercatcher :pray:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:43 am

Phokojwe :thumbs_up:

..........indeed the Canarian Oystercatcher. "These shorebirds lived on the Canary Islands off the coast of west Africa, and died out due to depletion of its shellfish food source due to commercial fishing. It’s unclear exactly when the last birds died, local lighthouse keepers and fishermen said they hadn’t seen it by 1940, but reports of sightings happened through the ’80s. By 1994, it was officially declared extinct. Only 4 specimen of stuffed birds exist in museums today".
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:08 pm

It was the cousin of the mammoth and stood 9 to 10 ft. tall at the shoulders and tipped the scales somewhere between 5 and 6 tons. Its legs were short in comparison to the rest of its body, which was entirely covered with a mat of long, thick, dark brown hair. Two large tusks were positioned on either side of its trunk.

What creature was it?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Richman » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:56 pm

Mastodon :?

Oh if I am right , please could somebody else ask a question :gflower: ... Limited access to internet ..... :shock:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:25 pm

Richman wrote:Mastodon :?


:hmz: Agree with the above but....do not agree with "cousins". :thumbs_up:
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:37 am

Richman and Philip1 :thumbs_up:

do not agree with "cousins"


Relative? :hmz:
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