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

 

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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