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

 

Topi (Damaliscus korrigum)

…is a species of antelope commonly found in the savannas and grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa. Like most ungulates topis are often found grazing on vegetation, usually in large socially organized herds which are usually headed by a dominant male. Despite their large size topis are actually quite fast and have been recorded reaching speeds of up to 50mph, making them one of the fastest antelopes in Africa.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Artiodactyla-Bovidae-Alcelaphinae-Damaliscus-korrigum

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