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".

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 Silky Anteater

(Cyclopes didactylus)

also known as the pygmy anteater the silky anteater is a species of anteater of the family Cyclopedidae (its the only species in it’s family), they are endemic to parts of Central and Southern America. they earned the name pygmy due to the fact that they are the smallest living anteaters at only 18in long (24 with their tail). Like alot of other anteaters they are both nocturnal and arboreal and spend most of their time moving slowly among the canopy feeding on small invertebrates ants, i wonder why?

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Pilosa-Vermilingua-Cyclopedidae-Cyclopes-didactylus

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