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

 

"White Knight" (Acanthotozoma cristatum)
…a species of imphimediid amphipod that is distributed throughout arctic and European waters. Like the closely related "Red Bull" (A.inflatum) the white knight probably feeds mostly on bryozoans and spends its time resting on algae/coral. 
Phylogeny
Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Peracarida-Amphipoda-Gammaridea-Iphimediidae-Acanthonotozoma-A.inflatum
Image: Alexander Semenov

"White Knight" (Acanthotozoma cristatum)

…a species of imphimediid amphipod that is distributed throughout arctic and European waters. Like the closely related "Red Bull" (A.inflatum) the white knight probably feeds mostly on bryozoans and spends its time resting on algae/coral. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Peracarida-Amphipoda-Gammaridea-Iphimediidae-Acanthonotozoma-A.inflatum

Image: Alexander Semenov

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