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

 

 Giant freshwater stingray

(Himantura chaophraya)

is a giant species of stingray native to rivers in southeast Asia such as the Mekong and Chao Phraya rivers. there are reports of individuals weighing 1000+ pounds, 16 ft long and 7 ft across. as with other stingrays (not skates) they have a toxic barb that can grow up to 15 in long and is capable of piercing bone (god that is scary). their diet consists of fish and invertebrates that live on the bottom of the river. due to over-fishing and habitat loss they are currently listed as endangered by the IUCN.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Chondricthyes-Elasmobranchii-Myliobatiformes-Dasyatidae-Himantura

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