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

 

Pachyloidellus goliath

…a species of tropical harvestman that is native to Argentina in South America.  P.goliath is mainly active at night and is a generalist predator and has been observed feeding mostly on earthworms and a variety small insects. Like other harvestmen species when threatened P.goliath can secrete a defensive secretion which produces a strong odor in attempt to deter potential predators.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Chelicerata-Arachnida-Opiliones-Grassatores-Gonyleptidae-Pachyloidellus-P.goliath

Images: Glauco Machado and Jovengandalf

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