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

 

Common Kusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)

is a small species of mongoose found only one the southernmost tip of Western Africa. Like several mongoose species this species is very social and lives in small nomadic families of 10-20 individuals with a hierarchical structure like that of meerkats. Unlike meerkats they are usually found in deep rainforests and use calls to communicate with each-other in the dense brush. Living in the rainforest brings them a wide diet of insects,small reptiles/mammals and sometimes fruit.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Herpestidae-Mungotinae-Crossarchus-obscurus

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