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 Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus)

…is a small species of antelope endemic to Eastern Africa. Klipspringers are expert climbers and can maneuver on cliffs with extreme balance and precision. They are able to accomplish this as they stand on the tips of their hooves, and as such they can fit them into even the smallest crack. Like several other antelopes Klipspringers never ever drink as the plants they feed on give them enough water to survive.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Artiodactyla-Bovidae-Oreotragus-oreotragus

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