Nouns denoting animals

Pedionomus torquatus
small Australian bird related to the button quail; classified as wading bird but inhabits plains
 
brush
a bushy tail or part of a bushy tail (especially of the fox)
 
family Ptilonorhynchidae
bowerbirds
 
midge
minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water
 
murine
a rodent that is a member of the family Muridae
 
Oncorhynchus keta
a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish
 
American crayfish
common large crayfishes of eastern North America
 
genus Microdipodops
kangaroo mice
 
genus Dolichonyx
bobolinks
 
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
goatsucker of western North America
 
family Solenidae
razor clams
 
fetlock joint
the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern
 
tarsier
nocturnal arboreal primate of Indonesia and the Philippines having huge eyes and digits ending in pads to facilitate climbing; the only primate that spurns all plant material as food living entirely on insects and small vertebrates
 
order Stegocephalia
in former classifications a division of class Amphibia comprising all pre-Jurassic and some later extinct large salamandriform amphibia
 
Chamaeleo oweni
a kind of chameleon
 
squirrel
a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
 
family Bittacidae
a family of predacious tropical insects of the order Mecoptera
 
Ptychozoon homalocephalum
a gecko that has membranous expansions along the sides of its body and limbs and tail that enable it to glide short distances
 
tettigoniid
grasshoppers with long threadlike antennae and well-developed stridulating organs on the forewings of the male
 
rat
any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
 
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