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

 

Crowned Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus occipitalis)

…a species of true frog that is widely distributed throughout Africa. Crowned bullfrogs occupy a wide variation of habitats ranging from savannas to forests to rivers and lakes. They will only breed on small/medium-sized temporary waters as they cannot compete with fish.

Although the crowned bullfrog is listed as least concern, its population is in decline do to collection for human consumption and habitat loss. Although they are adaptable and they are not threatened.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Anura-Ranidae-Hoplobatrachus-H.occipitalis

Images: Brian Gratwicke and Tagant.org

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