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

 

Kihansi Spray Toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis)

…is a small species of toad that was once native to the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in Tanzania. Unfortunately after the construction of the Kihansi dam, the species became extinct in the wild. Luckily the toads are surviving in captivity, as several zoos have taken up breeding programs with hopes to one day to reintroduce them. In 2012 scientists reintroduced a test population of 48 toads into the gorge, and hope to have 1,800 toads in the wild soon.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Anura-Bufonidae-Nectophrynoides-asperginis

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