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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

 

Earless Monitor Lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis)

…is a species of lizard native to Northern Borneo. Despite its common name this lizard is not a true monitor and is the only member of its family.  They also are capable of hearing, but lack an eardrum which is where the name comes from. Earless Monitors are extremely rare and not much is known about their biology. They are known to be nocturnal and burrowing, their diet consists mainly of worms and other small invertebrates.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Lacertilia-Varanoidea-Lanthanotidae-Lanthanotus-borneensis

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