Falkland Island’s Wolf

Dusicyon australis
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: This wolf is EXTINCT & has a MOVE of 2.
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Fact: Its scientific name means “foolish dog of the south,” indicative of its fearlessness, which led to it being easily hunted to extinction.

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The Falkland Islands wolf (Dusicyon australis), also known as the warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Islands dog,Falkland Islands fox, or Antarctic wolf, was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands. This endemic canid becameextinct in 1876, the first known canid to have become extinct in historical times. It was the only modern […] read more

Duck-billed Platypus

Ornithorhynchus anatinus
Scale 6 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: The platypus has a MOVE of 2 and must feed off of a FRESHWATER TERRAIN card.
Fact: The platypus is only one of a very few mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth.

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The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) also known as the duck-billed platypus is asemiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. It is the sole living representative of its […] read more

Megatherium

Megatherium americanum
Scale 9 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: Megatherium has a MOVE of 2 and is EXTINCT.
“To my great joy I found the head of some large animal, imbedded in a soft rock. — It took me nearly 3 hours to get it out: As far as I am able to judge, it is allied to the Rhinoceros.” Darwin, 1832: On finding a Megatherium specimen.

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Megatherium (/mɛɡəˈθɪəriəm/ meg-ə-theer-ee-əm from the Greek mega [μέγας], meaning “great”, and therion[θηρίον], “beast”) was a genus of elephant-sized ground sloths endemic to South America that lived from the late Pliocene through the end of the Pleistocene.[1] Its size was exceeded by only a few other land mammals, including mammoths and Paraceratherium. The first fossil specimen […] read more

Fitzroy Dolphin

Lagenorhynchus obscurus
Scale 8 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3

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Play: This dolphin has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Darwin described this species as Delphinus fitzroyi from a specimen harpooned off Argentina in 1838.

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The dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) is a dolphin found in coastal waters in the Southern Hemisphere. Its specific epithet is Latin for “dark” or “dim”. It is very closely genetically related to the Pacific white-sided dolphin, but current scientific consensus holds they are distinct species.  Charles Darwin also described what turned out to be this […] read more

Glyptodon

Glyptodon Genus
Scale 9 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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Play: Glyptodon has a MOVE of 2 and is EXTINCT
Fact: Darwin described the fossils as “a large animal, with an osseous coat in compartments, very like that of an armadillo.”

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Glyptodon (Greek for “grooved or carved tooth”) was a large, armored mammal of the family Glyptodontidae, a relative of armadillos that lived during the Pleistocene epoch. It was roughly the same size and weight as aVolkswagen Beetle, though flatter in shape. With its rounded, bony shell and squat limbs, it superficially resembled turtles, and the […] read more

Darwin’s Fox

Lycalopex fulvipes
Scale 7 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3

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Play: Darwin’s Fox has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Darwin’s fox was first collected from San Pedro Island off the coast of Chile by the naturalist Charles Darwin in 1834.

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Darwin’s fox or Darwin’s Zorro (Lycalopex fulvipes) is a small critically endangered canine from the genus Lycalopex. It is also known as the Zorro Chilote or Zorro de Darwin[2] in Spanish and lives on Nahuelbuta National Park, (Araucanía Region), the Valdivian Coastal Range (Los Ríos Region) in mainland Chile and Chiloé Island.[3] Darwin’s fox was […] read more