OK, how 'bout one of those quiz things...from Yoxy

Submitted by Bill Yox on 1/18/05 at 7:13 PM. ( )

I dont have any prints to give away, but then again, these arent that hard. But theyre also NOT debatable, either, so its all in fun. I was thumbing thru an old mammal book the other day, and saw these rather obscure names for some common animals. You shouldve seen the scientific names they listed, and who got the credit! Whew! Anyways, heres some old names, see if you can give me the animal they describe, the more common name. Some are just old local names that stuck, some are based on Indian names, others are just screw-ups. In a few cases, theres more than one old name for the same animal, so I know some answers will be the same animal repeated, but a hint, I didnt list them twice in a row. Regardless, try to guess them, if you need to look them up, thats your choice. Personally, Id hold the answers until you have your final list, (so as not to tip off Gantry and Bradlee, hahaha!) then spill your guts. Either way, whatever you do, just have fun! Again, Im not standing behind these as carved in stone, but Ill supply the title afterward for those who feel Im a knucklehead. Here goes...

What is a...

6)Pennant's Martin
7)wood [expletive deleted]
11)pole cat
13)raccoon fox
14)bay lynx
15)whistle pig
19)pasture pig
20)red lynx

A couple of these are named twice, well 5 actually, and one was named three times. Have fun!

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#2 wolverine

This response submitted by John on 1/18/05 at 7:24 PM. ( )

#16 my x-wife

John, John...

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 1/18/05 at 7:27 PM. ( )

If you gave her more credit, she might not be your ex, and someone elses current! Next time call her a wolverine!

#15 Ground Hog

This response submitted by Rocky on 1/18/05 at 7:50 PM. ( )

Or it could refer to me after a competition when egg me on. I didn't drink for a week after that!

heres some

This response submitted by eg on 1/18/05 at 8:06 PM. ( )

1 cacomistl another name for ringtail
3 sable pine martin
4 bassaris ringtail: the latin name also called a baserick
5 painter cougar mountain lion nitney lion catamount puma
8 pekan wolverine
10 stoat short tail weasel or ermine
11 pole cat skunk in USA or if in Europe a ferret
13 racoon fox Finncoon or Finndog
14 bay lynx bobcat
15 whistle pig ground hawg
16 spermophile either Cur or a whale
19 pasture pig + whistle pig or groundhog
21 song dog coyote

#3 maybe?

This response submitted by steve on 1/18/05 at 8:11 PM. ( yes i do )

#3 could also be a skunk, as i believe they were marketed under sable for a while

try these

This response submitted by Croc on 1/18/05 at 8:21 PM. ( )

1.ringtail cat
4.ringtail cat
5.mountain lion
7.cant figure out the question
12.mountain beaver
13.ringtail cat
16.ground squirrel
17.rock hyrax
18.mountain beaver
21. coyote

how's that bill, best i could do anyway

how about

This response submitted by wetnwild on 1/18/05 at 8:37 PM. ( )

1. ringtail cat
2. wolverine
3. martin
4. civetcat
5. cougar
6. ferret
7. ?
8. fishercat
9. muskrat
10. ferret
11. skunk
12. mountain beAVER

nice quiz, Bill

This response submitted by cur on 1/18/05 at 8:40 PM. ( )

Answers $5.....


This response submitted by oldshaver on 1/18/05 at 9:06 PM. ( )

would it be a Rail, or snipe

I think Kens program

This response submitted by oldshaver on 1/18/05 at 9:08 PM. ( )

automatically deleted out the second part- another name for a rooster


This response submitted by oldshaver on 1/18/05 at 9:10 PM. ( )


some help...

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 1/18/05 at 9:17 PM. ( )

Sorry, Kens program did indeed edit the wood pu$$y for obvious reasons, and I didnt go back and read the post. A couple of you are real close. One guy forgot that 5 animals were mentioned twice and one three times...all mammals, guys, and all north american. You guys pretty much nailed it, so go back and look them over...you guys are good. Tom, check your list, you skipped a number in the end.

oh yeah, and...

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 1/18/05 at 9:19 PM. ( )

Dont any of you pay Cur 5 bucks for answers, he only had to pay me $2 apiece. He didnt know ANY of them. A quick $42 I made...lol!

Call the winner, Bill,

This response submitted by Glen Conley on 1/18/05 at 9:30 PM. ( g.conley@verizon.net )

and I'll give them choice of a reference disk.

Oldshaver, you put another quiz together, and I'll put one up for yours.

Derek, same goes for you. You guys just pick different days.

OK then

This response submitted by gantry on 1/18/05 at 10:05 PM. ( )


3)sable.......pine martin
6)Pennant's Martin........sable /pine martin
7)wood [expletive deleted]....skunk
11)pole cat......skunk
12)sewellel.....mountain beaver
13)raccoon fox...finndog finncoon
14)bay lynx.......bob cat
15)whistle pig....ground hog
18)showt'l....sewellel.....mountain beaver
19)pasture pig....ground hog
20)red lynx.......bobcat

once more

This response submitted by Croc on 1/18/05 at 10:15 PM. ( )

1.ringtail cat
3.pine martin
4.ringtail cat
5.mountain lion
6.pine martin
12.mountain beaver
13.ringtail cat
16.ground squirrel
17. pika
18.mountain beaver
19.ground hog
21. coyote

ok this is my last try

name change to american mammals

This response submitted by gantry on 1/18/05 at 10:18 PM. ( )

13 is same thing as #1, #4 ringtail cat/ringtail/basserik in the usa, over the big waters its a Finncoon, Raccoon Dog, Nyctereutes Procyonoides

well boys

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 1/19/05 at 12:04 AM. ( )

The easiest hint I gave was that there was one animal mentioned THREE times, and five animals mentioned TWO times. Croc is off by one answer, and Elmer, after switching his answers back to NA mammals also has one wrong. Guess what? You both have the SAME one wrong. You guys are good, but you listed five animals twice, and one of those is in error. So, you have your answer on the list, just not named twice! Before you tire of this, one of the martin answers is wrong, ok? Wheres Bradlee when ya need him! Only kidding, you two are good!

Ok Bill don't get yore drawers wadded up

This response submitted by gantry on 1/19/05 at 12:19 AM. ( )

the P 'martin thingie is same as #8 the pekan or pee can then
I call it a Fisher, now how did it get the name Fisher?


This response submitted by Bill Yox on 1/19/05 at 12:26 AM. ( )

Im not sure where youre headed there, but answer #6 is fisher, not marten. Our winner is? I have no idea, Glen its all yours...Like I said, Croc and Elmer are sharp!

Bill must be the accent 6 and 8 are both Pee cans

This response submitted by let em lose em Gantry on 1/19/05 at 12:50 AM. ( )

ok Bill if a Pekan leaves Syrucuse doing 30 mph, at 2 pm and a Pennant's Martin leaves Syrucuse at 3pm doing 331/3 mph how long will it take the P'martin to overtake the Pekan on the way to Eddie Fishers house?

Glen toss it to the "CROC"

Pekan is French for the critter

This response submitted by cur on 1/19/05 at 1:40 AM. ( )

Told ya you should have bought the answers......Bill, you kept me from making a profit on that sale.....lol....Sometimes in the West, the dirty dudes were called a ringtail polecat, but it didn't count here........Neat test.......The Spermophiles are a genus of ground squirrels...Audubon started that crap when he named his mammal paintings by the Genus name instead of the common. Sometimes the early guys called gophers spermophiles too. Poor little Aplodontia gets called a lot of names.

Croc, "Here's your ears!"

This response submitted by Glen on 1/19/05 at 9:04 AM. ( )

Those words were from one of Tickle Me Elmer's favorite songs. Why? Because we LIKE you! E-L-M-E-R G-A-N-T-R-Y

I took the liberty to pick a photo series for you. I sent you the new master's series wt ear studies. They left here faster than a speeding pekan, you should have had them before my typing finger could get this written.


This response submitted by Bill Yox on 1/19/05 at 12:22 PM. ( )

I worried that the spermophile would be too easy, as it was the scientific name, but they ended up using it on a different squirrel in this case, so it seemed ok. Also, the fisher-pekan-marten thing got funky because of the use of the name Pennants Marten, but in my case here, marten and fisher were not the same thing, thus the oddity of Pennants Marten.

Elmer, does Eddie have pennants in his pines?

For sh*ts and giggles, the book also listed these names for Ringtail, or Ringtail Cat...civet cat, bassarisk, bassaris, along with cacomistl and raccoon fox.

At least

This response submitted by Glen on 1/19/05 at 1:28 PM. ( )

everyone should now know that a spermophile is not a sperm molester.

thanks glen

This response submitted by Croc on 1/19/05 at 8:52 PM. ( )

and thank you too sir gantry, for giving up the pics. dont worry thought, its probably the closest i'll come to winning one of these darn things lol. and im going to start working on a quiz of my own, we'll see if there are any old africana buffs out there. thanks again fellas was good old fashion fun, Croc

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