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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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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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    Me hace recordar a mi mascotita…yo tuve una lagartija :(