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

 

 Binturong 

(Arctictis binturong)

also known as the Asian or Palawan bearcat is a member of the family Viverridae (civets and genets) and is found in Southeastern Asia and Indonesia. Despite their name they are not related to bears or cats. The name bear probably comes from the animals aggressiveness and cat probably referring to their appearance  They are significantly smaller than a bear though only growing up to 38 in long around the same size as a small dog. Binturongs are nocturnal animals living in trees and using their claws and prehensile tail to cling to trees where they eat fruit and anything else they can find, their musk also smells like popcorn apparently. Due to deforestation they have been listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Viverridae-Paradoxurinae-Arctictis-binturong

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