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  • Anolis biporcatus

    Central american green lizard

    This lizard has a long body and a pointed muzzle, a long tail and a dewlap (a flap of loose skin under its throat).

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Squamata
    Family
    Iguanidae
  • Earthworm, Québec, Canada.

    Common earthworm

    The common earthworm has a long body, divided into segments by transverse rings along its entire body.

    Class
    Oligochaeta
    Order
    Haplotaxidae
    Family
    Lumbricidae
  • Somateria mollissima

    Common eider

    Males (winter and nuptial plumage) have black bellies and white backs, a black cap and a green wash on the nape. The female resembles a large brownish duck.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Uria aalge

    Common murre

    This bird has dark chocolate brown plumage on its back, neck and head, and white undersides. Its bill is slender and pointed. It stands erect, like a penguin, when on land.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Alcidae
  • Littorina littorea

    Common periwinkle

    The common periwinkle has a brownish shell with fine, whorled lines. The shell is very thick, allowing it to withstand the buffeting of waves and pebbles.

    Class
    Gasteropoda
    Order
    Mesogasteropoda
    Family
    Littorinidae
  • Asterias rubens

    Common sea star

    The common sea star has five round-tipped arms.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Forcipulata
    Family
    Plantaginaceae
  • Common tern (Sterna hirundo).

    Common tern

    More slender than a gull, this tern has long straight wings, a forked tail and a black crown and nape. The body is white. The upper sides of the pearl grey wings have blackish tips.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Laridae (gulls)
  • Geothlypis trichas

    Common yellowthroat

    The common yellowthroat is very widespread, and easy to identify. The male's breeding plumage is olive green on top, with a yellow throat and a distinctive black mask.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Saguinus oedipus

    Cotton-top tamarin

    This tamarin sports a large white mane on the top of its head. Its face is black, its back black or brown and its chest whitish. It has a long non-prehensile tail.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Primates
    Family
    Callithricidae
  • Semolitus atromaculatus

    Creek chub

    The creek chub is a short, rounded fish. Its dorsal fin has a very clear black spot on the first three rays.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Cypriniformes
    Family
    Cyprinidae