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".

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Volcano Rabbit (Romerolagus diazi)

Also known as the teporingo or zacatuche, the volcano rabbit is a small species of rabbit found only in the mountains of Mexico. Like most lagomorphs the volcano rabbit is a herbivore and spends its time grazing on grasses, shrubs, and seeds. Unlike most rabbits though volcano rabbits communicate via sounds, like pikas, as opposed to foot thumping of most rabbits. Currently Volcano rabbits are in decline as habitat degradation and hunting have caused them to be listed as endangered.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Lagomorpha-Leporidae-Romerolagus-diazi

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