Specimen Preservation

Event Card

Play: You can play this card immediately after your opponent has played an EVENT card “on top” of one of your SPECIES.
Effect: Negates the effect of the EVENT card.

A zoological specimen is an animal or part of an animal preserved for scientific use. Various uses are: to verify the identity of a (species), to allow study, increase public knowledge of zoology. Zoological specimens are extremely diverse. Examples are bird and mammal study skins, mounted specimens, skeletal material, casts, pinned insects, dried material, animals […] read more

Darwin’s Tanager

Pipraeidea darwinii
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3
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Play: Darwin’s Tanager has a FLIGHT of 2.
Fact: The Darwin’s Tanager is considered a separate subspecies from the blue and yellow tanager, because it has a green back instead of a black one.

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The blue-and-yellow tanager (Pipraeidea bonariensis) is a species of bird in the Thraupidae family, thetanagers. It is found in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, extreme northern border Chile, andAndean Peru and Ecuador. Some southern region birds migrate northeastwards in the austral winter into eastern Bolivia and northeastern Argentina; also Paraguay where the birds are only […] read more


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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Graphic by Simon Gurrwww.gurrillustration.com/
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

Bridled Burrfish

Chilomycterus antennatus
Scale 5 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3


Play: This fish has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: C. antennatus has the ability to inflate their body through the swallowing of water or air.

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Photo by John E. Randalleol.org/data_objects/21009763
Chilomycterus antennatus (Bridled burrfish) is a species of fish belonging to the Diodontidae family. It is native to the tropical waters of the Western Atlantic from southeastern Florida and the Bahamas to northern South America. They are also found in the Eastern Atlantic off the cost of Mauritania.[1] C. antennatus has a maximum length of […] read more

Scalesia pedunculata

Scalesia pedunculata
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Fact: Darwin first collected specimens of this species from Santiago Island in October 1835 on the voyage of the Beagle, and it was later named by his friend Joseph Dalton Hooker.

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Scalesia pedunculata Hook.f. is a member of the Daisy family or Asteraceae, growing to a slender tree (20m tall,DBH 20cm), and found in dense stands on the humid windward coasts of the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristobal,Santiago and Floreana in the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos archipelago lies in the southeast trade wind zone, so […] read more

Darwin’s Rhea

Rhea pennata
Scale 7 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3


Play: Darwin’s Rhea has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Darwin was searching for this bird, and first came across it on his dinner table when Conrad Martens, an artist on board the H.M.S. Beagle, accidentally shot one for a meal.

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The lesser rhea stands at 90 to 100 cm (35–39 in) tall. Length is 92 to 100 cm (36–39 in) and weight is 15 to 28.6 kg (33–63 lb).[2][5] Like most ratites, it has a small head and a small bill, the latter measuring 6.2 to 9.2 cm (2.4 to 3.6 in), but has long legs and a long neck. It has relatively larger wings than […] read more