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

 

Proboscis Anole (Anolis proboscis)

…a rare species of anole that is known from the western slopes of the Andes in Pichincha, Ecuador and from four areas around the town of Mindo, Pichincha. As their common name suggests male A.proboscis  sport a large proboscis which extends from their snout, this proboscis is used in courtship. 

The proboscis anole is currently listed as endangered and faces major threats from habitat loss and having a small range.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Dactyloidae-Anolis-A.proboscis

Images: Luke Mahler

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