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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.

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The Brontosaurus is a lie
The wrong head
In 1879 a paleontologist named Othniel C. Marsh uncovered a large sauropod skeleton, he dubbed it Brontosaurus which means “thunder lizard” referring to the beasts great size. This name stuck and the brontosaurus became almost as famous as its great size. But there was a problem with this skeleton it was not a real dinosaur! The skeleton that Marsh found was headless, so he simply looked for the nearest head he could find which was miles away in a different quarry. It turns out this head belonged to a different animal a Camarasaurus! This terrible mix-up lasted until 1975 when two scientists, Dr. Jack McIntosh and Dr. David Berman, proved to the scientific community that the brontosaurus was simply an Apatosaurus with a Camarasaurus head, and that day the brontosaurus died (not really it died like 65 million years ago) and the Apatosaurus took its place. But Brontosaurus was engraved into peoples heads and the term Brontosaurus is still alive and well, as people still pass on the bad information that they have been taught.
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The Brontosaurus is a lie

The wrong head

In 1879 a paleontologist named Othniel C. Marsh uncovered a large sauropod skeleton, he dubbed it Brontosaurus which means “thunder lizard” referring to the beasts great size. This name stuck and the brontosaurus became almost as famous as its great size. But there was a problem with this skeleton it was not a real dinosaur! The skeleton that Marsh found was headless, so he simply looked for the nearest head he could find which was miles away in a different quarry. It turns out this head belonged to a different animal a Camarasaurus! This terrible mix-up lasted until 1975 when two scientists, Dr. Jack McIntosh and Dr. David Berman, proved to the scientific community that the brontosaurus was simply an Apatosaurus with a Camarasaurus head, and that day the brontosaurus died (not really it died like 65 million years ago) and the Apatosaurus took its place. But Brontosaurus was engraved into peoples heads and the term Brontosaurus is still alive and well, as people still pass on the bad information that they have been taught.

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