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

 

Purple Frog

(Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis)

also known as the pignose frog or doughnut frog. is a frog species of the family Sooglossidae and can be found in a select part of India called the Western Ghats. they are fairly derpy looking as they are rounded and dorsoventrally flattened  their legs are splayed out more than other frogs, their head is small and it has a pointed snout and adults are a purple color giving them their name. they spend most of their live underground only surfacing during monsoon season for mating. this species is a living fossil and is the only member of a group of amphibians that evolved some 130 mya (similar to the coelacanth).

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Anura-Sooglossidae-Nasikabatrachus

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