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

 

Tropical Leatherleaf (Laevicaulis alte)
…a species of terrestrial pulmonate slug that is native to Africa, but has been introduced to southern Asia, Australia, and many Pacific Islands. L. alte is unique in that it has a very small foot, which only 4-5mm wide in adults. It also has small tentacles which are only 2-3mm long and rarely extend beyond the mantle. Although what they eat in the wild is unknown, in areas it was introduced L.alte feeds mostly on produce, and other common garden plants. As such it is considered a pest in many areas.
Classification
Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Heterobranchia-Euthyneura-Panpulmonata-Euplmonata-Systellommatophora-Veronicelloidea-Veronicellidae-Laevicaulis-L. alte
Image: Michal Manas

Tropical Leatherleaf (Laevicaulis alte)

…a species of terrestrial pulmonate slug that is native to Africa, but has been introduced to southern Asia, Australia, and many Pacific Islands. L. alte is unique in that it has a very small foot, which only 4-5mm wide in adults. It also has small tentacles which are only 2-3mm long and rarely extend beyond the mantle. Although what they eat in the wild is unknown, in areas it was introduced L.alte feeds mostly on produce, and other common garden plants. As such it is considered a pest in many areas.

Classification

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Heterobranchia-Euthyneura-Panpulmonata-Euplmonata-Systellommatophora-Veronicelloidea-Veronicellidae-Laevicaulis-L. alte

Image: Michal Manas

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