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

 

Spatangus purpureus

…is a species of spatangid heart urchin that occurs throughout the entire North Sea and is distributed from the North Cape to the Azores and the Mediterranean. S. purpureus typically inhabits bottoms with coarse sand or gravel. From there it spends its live burrowed, collecting detritus that calls near it.

Classification

Animalia-Echinodermata-Echinoidea-Atelostomata-Spatangoida-Spatangidae-Spatangus-S. purpureus

Images: Hans Hillewaert and Roberto Pillon

  1. multiplicative reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  2. occultronic reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology and added:
    Spatangus purpureus …is a species of spatangid heart urchin that occurs throughout the entire North Sea and is...
  3. cycadaceae reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  4. referencethis reblogged this from rabbittongue
  5. brightestofcentaurus reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  6. emmy-jepson reblogged this from megacosms
  7. thesparrowandthecrow reblogged this from megacosms
  8. mistermackey reblogged this from megacosms
  9. megacosms reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  10. begginforsomemegan reblogged this from mountingwaveofsound
  11. numantinecitizen reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  12. mountingwaveofsound reblogged this from yan-tan-tethera
  13. yan-tan-tethera reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  14. norondor reblogged this from rabbittongue
  15. quixotic-lynx reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  16. redmnemosyne reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  17. ombreh reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology and added:
    It’s a butt urchin! That’s adorable!
  18. rhythmical-rain reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  19. haydenhunt reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  20. empress-of-elsewhere reblogged this from holmessick
  21. okum reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  22. a-manita reblogged this from rabbittongue
  23. sexymachine reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  24. i-think-it-is-a-butthole reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  25. holmessick reblogged this from marshall-leigh