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

 

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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    these are clearly related to pikas and rock rabbits, and should be introduced to them in a friendly enclosure, along...
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    Volcano rabbit!
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