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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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Great Keyhole Limpet (Megathura crenulata)

Also known as the giant keyhole limpet, the great keyhole limpet is a large species of keyhole limpet (a type of gastropod) native to the coasts of Southern California and Mexico. Like other limpets the giant keyhole limpet is a simple herbivore and feeds mostly on algae and detritus. True to their name great keyhole limpets have a single keyhole like opening on the tops of their shells, this hole allows water to enter the animal and waste leave it. Most of this large limpets shell is covered in its fleshy mantle.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Vetigastropoda-Fissurellidae-Fissurellidae-Megathura-crenulata

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