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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Proailurus

Paleontologists believe that the earliest common ancestor of modern cats, including tabbies and tigers, was the late Oligocene Proailurus (“before the cats”). Somewhat oddly given the usual evolutionary trends, Proailurus was respectably sized, about two feet long from head to tail and weighing in the neighborhood of 20 pounds.

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Phylogeny

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