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

 

Shocking Pink Dragon Millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea)

….is a brightly colored species of flat-backed millipede endemic to Thailand. Discovered in 2007 this colorful millipede was found amound the leaf litter in a limestone cavern. As with most colorful animals this species is highly toxic and it produces hydrogen cyanide to protect itself from predators. They also smell like almonds.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Diplopoda-Polydesmida-Paradoxosomatidae-Desmoxytes-purpurosea

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