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".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Barbados Threadsnake (Leptotyphlops carlae)

is a very small species of snake found only on the island of Barbados. This species is smallest species of snake currently known to science with an adult only growing to 4 in long. these snakes are very small so their diet is very limited, it is thought that they feed on termites and other small insects. Little is known about this species, and due the the loss of Barbados’s native forests their survival is a concern.

Phylogeny 

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Serpentes-Leptotyphlopidae-Leptotyphlops-carlae

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