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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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Bannana Bat (Musonycteris harrisoni)

is a unique species of bat found only in western mexico. This species gets its name not from its diet but the fact that the bat acts as a pollinator of the banana plant as it feeds on its flowers. The banana bat can feed on flowers due to its hummingbird-esque long snout and freakishly long tongue which is two thirds of the bats body length. These bats are usually seen roosting in small groups in trees and rocky overhangs.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Chiroptera-Phyllostomidae-Musonycteris-harrisoni

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