Hi, I'm Andrew and I’m just a simple 19 year old guy and zoology student that posts random factoids about obscure animals and general animal science/zoology/biology stuff so if you like animals this is the place for you, if you only like cute animals this is not the place for you… Also I can ID any animals you might need identified (just submit them to me).

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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Risso’s dolphin 

(Grampus griseus

is the only species that is in the genus Grampus. named after Antoine Risso. found in most coastal environments aside form Brazil and west Africa  these cetaceans can reach up to 14ft and weigh around 600-1100 pounds making it the largest species to hold the name “dolphin”. they feed exclusively on neritic and squid in pods of 10-50 individuals. One of their most unique characteristics is their mottled colour which could give the appearance of scars.

Phylogeny

 Animalia-Chordata-Synapsida-Mammalia-Cetacea-Delphinidae-Grampus

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