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

 

Family Azhdarchidae

possibly one of my favorite groups of animals, this family named after a dragon called Ashdaar in Persian mythology, is a group of the biggest pterasaurs from the late cretaceous period, and are the largest animals to ever sail the skies  including such great beasts such as (Quetzalcoatlus, Azhdarcho, and Arambourgiania) these pterasaurs ate characterized by their long necks and legs and in some their large heads, they probably acted like modern storks and spent a reasonable time on the ground walking but could fly if needed.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Pterosauria-Pterodactyloidea-Neoazhdarchia-Azhdarchidae

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatlus Birds descended from dinosaurs. But these creatures are of the clade/order...
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    I think I saw somewhere that hummingbirds are classified as dinosaurs (i think some are and some aren’t i dont know why...
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    WTF IS THIS ANIMAL IS THIS A FUCKING DINOUSAUR SEE THIS IS WHY YOU CANT CONFINCE ME THAT BIRDS ARENT DINOSAURS. I DONT...
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    I love pterosaurs.
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    AWESOME, those necks and lil’ front ankles seem hella improbable though
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    things with big heads scare the shit out of me giant things that fly or swim scare the shit out of me THIS scares the...