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

 

Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii)

…a small species of bandicoot that are native to Tasmania and southern Australia. Like other bandicoots the eastern barred bandicoot is nocturnal and will emerge at night to feed on insects on earthworms. During the day it will rest in a self made burrow. It uses its long nose as  a probe to locate and consume its prey.

Although it is listed as near threatened the eastern barred bandicoot is still suffering from habit loss and introduced predators. Its range was once distributed across Tasmania but now it is restricted to the eastern side of the island.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Marsupialia-Peramelemorphia-Peramelidae-Perameles-P.gunnii

Images: JJ Harrison and australianfauna.com

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