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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".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Florida horse conch

(Triplofusus giganteus)

is a large species of marine gastropod native to the North American Atlantic coast from North Carolina to the Yucatan. This species can be found in shallow subtidal flats, where it hunts other marine gastropods like the queen conch and lightning whelk. The Florida horse conch is one of the largest gastropods alive today, with a shell growing up to 2ft long. Despite its name it is not a true conch as it is not in the genus strombus. It is also the state shell of Florida.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Buccinoidea-Fasciolariidae-Triplofuscus-giganteus

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