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

 

Botulus microporus

…a large species of trematode that lives in the intestines of predatory lancetfish (Genus: Alepisaurus) found in the Gulf of Mexico and some European waters. It is also found in some piscivorous sharks that have fed on lancetfish. The biology of B.microporus is not well known and much is still unknown about its life cycle.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Platyhelminthes-Trematoda-Plagiorchiida-Hirundinellidae-Botulus-B.microporus

Images: Anilocra and Peter Wirtz

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