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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Baiji

(Lipotes vexillifer)

the Baiji is a species of small freshwater dolphin found exclusively in the Yangtze River in China. Since 2006 they have been declared functionally extinct as there were no individuals left in the river. since then a large amount of conservation efforts were put in place to reintroduce captive animals back into the heavily industrialized river.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Eutheria-Cetacea-Odontoceti-Plantanistodiea-Lipotidae-Lipotes-vexillifer

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