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.

Image: L. Shyamal


Short-eared Dog (Atelocynus microtis)

Also known as the short-eared fox or small-eared dog, the short-eared dog is a rare and unique species of canid that is endemic to the Amazonian basin in South America. Although it is sometimes called a fox the short-eared dog is no fox and it is more closely related to canids that crossed during the Great American Interchange to than to modern canids. Short-eared dogs are secretive and will inhabit a wide variety of forests. Their diet consists mostly of fish, insects and small mammals but they are known to eat fruit, reptiles, and birds as well. 

Short-eared dogs are currently listed as near threatened and face threats from introduced and native competition, habitat degradation and disease.



Images: Santiago Espinosa and Peruvian Amazon Biodiversity Project

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