|Michotamia aurata||Heliconia angusta||Balistapus undulatus||Chroicocephalus ridibundus|
|Aepyceros melampus||Phyllidia varicosa||Pelomyxa palustris||Pseudotrapelus sinaitus|
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José Vicente Barbosa du Bocage
A Portuguese zoologist and politician. He was the curator of Zoology at the Museum of Natural History in Lisbon. His work at the Museum consisted in acquiring, describing and coordinating collections, many of which arrived from the Portuguese colonies in Africa, such as Angola, Mozambique, etc. He published more than 200 taxonomic papers on mammals, birds, and fishes. In the 1880s he became the Minister of the Navy and later the Minister for Foreign Affairs for Portugal. The zoology collection at the Lisbon Museum is called the Bocage Museum in his honor. He was responsible for identifying many new species, which he named according to the naturalist who found them.
Species of the month
Some facts about this fungus:
Phlebia radiata, commonly known as the Wrinkled Crust, is a common species of crust fungus in the family Meruliaceae. It was first described scientifically in 1821 by Elias Magnus Fries. Phlebia radiata is widespread in the Northern Hemisphere. It is an inedible, xylophagous species and grows as a wrinkled, orange to pinkish waxy crust on the decaying wood of coniferous and deciduous trees, in which it causes a white rot. The fruitbody of Phlebia radiata is resupinate—flattened against its substrate like a crust. It is wrinkled, orange to pinkish in color, and has a waxy texture. It is circular to irregular in shape, reaching a diameter up to 10 cm (3.9 in), although neighbouring fruitbodies may be fused together to form larger complexes up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. The soft texture of the flesh hardens when the fruitbody becomes old. The spores are white. Microscopic examination reveals additional spore details: they are smooth, allantoid (sausage-shaped) to elliptical, and inamyloid, measuring 3.5–7 by 1–3 µm.