Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Zoological Communiqué of the Maison Des Girrafes

Every so often I update both my readers with a list of who's who in the Maison Des Girrafes (and attached Parc Zoologique Des Girrafes). We've had some comings and - sadly - goings in the past few weeks, so this is a brief attempt at a resumé.

PHYLUM ANNELIDA
Worms (Wormus wormus) - in wormery.

PHYLUM CHORDATA

SUBPHYLUM VERTEBRATA

CLASS PISCES
Fish (Fishus fishus) - in fishtank in sitting room.

CLASS AMPHIBIA
Axolotl (Axolotlus axolotlus): Squirty Benson Wilberforce III - tank on kitchen worktop.
Frogs (Froggus ribitus): Mr and Mrs Jeremy Fisher and Progeny - in garden pond.

CLASS REPTILIA
Corn snake (Serpentinius murophagus): Sid - in vivarium above fishtank in sitting room.

CLASS AVES
Chickens (Hennus hennus) - Charlie, Lola, Hermione, Luna, Bracken, Bluebell, Cho, Portia, Titania and Ginny - in the garden.

CLASS MAMMALIA

ORDER RODENTIA
Hamster (Hamsterus hamsterus) - Victoria - in cage in sitting room.
Guinea Pigs (Guineus piggus) - Florence, Emily, Punky, Snowy, Bubble, Squeak y Consuela - in the garden.

ORDER LAGOMORPHA
Bunnies (Bunnius bunnius) - Barney, Buttons and Beelzebun Demon Bunny of DOOM - in the garden.

ORDER CARNIVORA
Dog (Doggus doggus) - Heidi
Cats  (Moggus moggus) - Naughtypants, Tabitha Spong, Electra Z.
Electra Z & Tabitha Spong

Electra Z and Tabitha Spong, 7 weeks old, arrived yesterday.

I don't think I've forgotten anyone.

7 comments:

  1. Obviously you forgot your dog.

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  2. ie. a picture of Heidi, ¡is very important!

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  3. Awwwww, cute kittens.

    Thanks for all those latin names - us physicist types always wonder how you biology types manage to remember all the names, and now it appears that it's easier than I thought. You'll be telling me next that a crow is Corvus corvus.

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  4. Miss!, Miss!, Brian said a doodle.

    No Brian, the crow of cromer is Corvin crox.

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  5. The coat of arms of Cromer has three crows in it - and a lake. Cromer's original name was 'Crow mere' - the lake of crows. A thousand years ago, Cromer was some hundreds of meters inland.

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  6. Dr. Corvin D'Crox of Cromer, said - Hmmm! is very interesting Dr. Gee. I will have to make more inquiries about.

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