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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

Spotted Linsang

(Prionodon pardicolor)

the spotted linsang is a species of linsang (relatives of cats and genets) found in the forests of the Himalayas. they are not the biggest animals as the only weigh around 35 ounces and have an extremely slender body and small limbs. But one of their most unique characteristics is how they hunt, when hunting the spotted linsang crawls on it’s belly to stalk its prey and due to this they can be easily mistaken for a python or another type of snake. Their diet consists of mostly insects and mammals.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Prionodontidae-Prionodon-pardicolor

Image 1 Source, Image 2 Source

*that first picture may be a banded linsang i can’t really tell as they look pretty similar (the source says it’s a spotted one though) EDIT: upon further inspection it is a banded linsang but i’ll keep it there because I’m too lazy to find another image.

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