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

 

 Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)

is a small species of dolphin found in cold subantarctic waters, as its name suggests, but some can be found in some subtropical waters like in Australia, South Africa and South America. This species is the only species of dolphin without a dorsal fin that can be found in the southern hemisphere, they are also distinct in their coloration as they have a sleek body with a black upper side and a white underside making them easily identifiable. They behave like most dolphins as they live in large to small groups and will often leap out of the water and bow-ride boats.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Cetacea-Delphinidae-Lissodelphis-peronii

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