Nouns denoting animals

subphylum Vertebrata
fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
 
genus Ciconia
type genus of the Ciconiidae: European storks
 
class Ulvophyceae
alternative name for the class Chlorophyceae in some classifications
 
order Squamata
diapsid reptiles: snakes and lizards
 
Hampshire down
British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep
 
float
an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
 
false vampire bat
any New or Old World carnivorous bat erroneously thought to suck blood but in fact feeding on insects
 
subclass Metatheria
pouched animals
 
banana quit
any of several honeycreepers
 
maggot
the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter
 
water strider
long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water
 
family Tytonidae
comprising only the barn owls
 
ichneumon fly
hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvae
 
scavenger
any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
 
order Pelecaniformes
pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants
 
genus Astrophyton
includes many of the basket stars
 
order Cydippidea
ctenophores having two long pinnate tentacles
 
Lime disease spirochete
cause of Lyme disease; transmitted primarily by ticks of genus Ixodes
 
fish genus
any of various genus of fish
 
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus
stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck
 
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