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

 

Genus Pudú

this genus is comprised of two species of south american deer (P.puda, P.mephistophiles) the southern and northern pudú respectively. they are the worlds smallest deer, they can be found in Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. true to their record they are very small growing up to 33in long and 17in tall. they are usually a reddish brown or dark brown color with males only having horns. they inhabit temperate rainforests and live off a diet of mostly plant material. they are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN due to overhunting and habitat loss.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Artiodactyla-Cervidae-Capreolinae

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