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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

"Chocolate Tube Slime" (Stemonitis fusca)

…although it may look like a fungus S.fusca is actually a amoebozoan protist that is found worldwide. Like some other slime molds they typically grow in clusters on rotting wood and are characterized by their tall brown sporangia (spores) which are supported by slender stalks.

Classification

Ameobozoa-Mycetozoa-Myxogastria-Stemonitida-Stemonitidae-Stemonitis-S. fusca

Images: bdunc photos and 6el

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