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

 

Paedophryne amauensis
..a small species of microhylid frog that its native to Papua New Guinea. P. amauensis was discovered recently (2009) and was described in 2012. Paedophryne amaeuensis is largely considered to one of the smallest known vertebrates with adults only growing to 7.7 mm in length. Interestingly P. amauensis lives its entire live on land and goes not have a tadpole stage, instead they hatch as miniature adults. Due to their small size their skeleton is reduced and only seven presacral vertebrae are present. Like other members of Paedophryne, P. amauensis is crepuscular and lives in leaf litter and likely feeds on small insects and springtails. 
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Anura-Microhylidae-Asterophryinae-Paedophryne-P. amauensis
Image: Rittmeyer EN, Allison A, Gründler MC, Thompson DK, Austin CC

Paedophryne amauensis

..a small species of microhylid frog that its native to Papua New Guinea. P. amauensis was discovered recently (2009) and was described in 2012. Paedophryne amaeuensis is largely considered to one of the smallest known vertebrates with adults only growing to 7.7 mm in length. Interestingly P. amauensis lives its entire live on land and goes not have a tadpole stage, instead they hatch as miniature adults. Due to their small size their skeleton is reduced and only seven presacral vertebrae are present. Like other members of Paedophryne, P. amauensis is crepuscular and lives in leaf litter and likely feeds on small insects and springtails. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Anura-Microhylidae-Asterophryinae-Paedophryne-P. amauensis

Image: Rittmeyer EN, Allison A, Gründler MC, Thompson DK, Austin CC

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