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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

 

Banana Slugs (Genus Ariolimax)

Members of the genus Ariolimax are known as banana slugs due to their bright yellow coloration. Currently there are three species of banana slugs known to science their populations range from the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California. Banana slugs are decomposers and they will process dead leaves, mushrooms and dead plant material which they will recycle into soil humus, making them vital to the ecosystem.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Stylommatophora-Afrionoidea-Ariolimacidae-Ariolimacinae-Ariolimax

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