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.

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Kultarr (Antechinomys laniger)

Also known as the Marsupial Jerboa, Wuhl-wuhl, Pitchi-pitchi or the Jerboa Pouched mouse, the Kultarr is a species of carnivorous marsupial native to Central and Southern Australia. Like most Dasyuromorphians the Kultarr is a solitary carnivore and will feed on small invertebrates like insects and spiders. Kultarrs are often found in arid regions like deserts, plains and woodlands, but some populations have thrived in salt marshes. They nest in abandoned burrows or soil cracks.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Marsupialia-Dasyuromorphia-Dasyuridae-Sminthopsinae-Sminthopsini-Antechinomys-laniger

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