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

 

Ausubel’s Mighty Claws Lobster (Dinochelus ausubeli)

is a unique species of deep sea lobster found of the coast of Luzon in the Philippines. It gets its name from both Jesse Ausubel, who is a sponser for Coml, and its massive, spinose major claw, which its function is yet to be known. It is also blind as an adaptation to deep sea life.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Nephropidae-Dinochelus-ausubeli

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