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 Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Chinese Water Deer 

(Hydropotes inermis inermis)

The water deer is a truly unique type of deer as instead of antlers it has enlarged canine teeth. this deer lives in marshy habitats around the Yangtze River in the Jiangsu province of China. their ”fangs” can grow up to 8cm and a mature adult can reach lengths of 100cm. they are also fairly good swimmers and can swim several miles and are able to reach some islands.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Cetartiodactyla-Artiodactyla-Cervidae-Capreolinae-Hydropontes

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