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".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Coptothyris adamsi

…is a species of marine Branchiopod found in the Pacific Ocean. Although it may look like a clam C. adamsi is no clam and is actually a member of a group of ancient animals known as branchiopods which almost went extinct due to competition with bivalves. Branchiopods like bivalves are filter feeders but feed through the means of a lophophore (a series of cilliated tentacles) rather than a siphon like a bivalve.

Phylogeny 

Animalia-Brachiopoda-Rhychonellata-Terebratulida-Terebratellidina-Laqueoidea-Terebrataliidae-Terebratalinnae-Coptothyris-adamsi

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