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Animal Profiles - An A to Z List of Common Names

An A to Z List of Animal Profiles By Common Name

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Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia

Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia

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Monarch - Danaus plexippus

Monarch - Danaus plexippus

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American pika - Ochotona princeps

American pika - Ochotona princeps

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The following is an A to Z list of animal profiles available at this site, sorted alphabetically by common name:

A

Aardvark - Orycteropus afer
Adélie penguin - Pygoscelis adeliae
African elephant - Loxodonta africana
American beaver - Castor canadensis
American bison - Bison bison
American black bear - Ursus americanus
American moose - Alces americanus
Amphibians - Amphibia
Amur leopard - Panthera pardus orientalis
Animals - Animalia
Arctic wolf - Canis lupus arctos
Arthropoods - Arthropoda
Asian elephant - Elephas maximus
Atlantic puffin - Fratercula arctica
Atlantic white-sided dolphin - Lagenorhynchus acutus
Aye-aye - Daubentonia madagascariensis

B

Badger, European - Meles meles
Baleen Whales - Mysticeti
Bar-headed goose - Anser indicus
Barn owls - Tytonidae
Bats - Chiroptera
Beaver, American - Castor canadensis
Birds - Aves
Birds of prey - Falconiformes
Bison, American - Bison bison
Black rhinoceros - Diceros bicornis
Black-footed ferret - Mustela nigripes
Blue-footed booby - Sula nebouxii
Blue whale - Balaenoptera musculus
Bobcat - Lynx rufus
Bornean orangutan - Pongo pygmaeus
Bottlenose dolphin - Tursiops truncatus
Brown bear - Ursus arctos
Burchell's zebra - Equus burchellii

C

Caecilians - Gymnophiona
California sea hare - Aplysia californica
Canada goose - Branta canadensis
Canids - Canidae
Caracal - Caracal caracal
Caribou - Rangifer tarandus
Carnivores - Carnivora
Cartilaginous fishes - Chondrichthyes
Cats - Felidae
Cetaceans - Cetacea
Cheetah - Acinonyx jubatus
Chordates - Chordata
Cichlids - Cichlidae
Cnidaria - Cnidaria
Common dolphin - Delphinus delphis
Common seal - Phoca vitulina
Crocodilians - Crocodilia

D

Dugong - Dugong dugong
Dusky dolphin - Lagenorhynchus obscurus

E

Echinoderms - Echinodermata
Eland antelope - Tragelaphus oryx
Elephants - Proboscidea
Eurasian lynx - Lynx lynx
European badger - Meles meles
European common toad - Bufo bufo
European robin - Erithacus rubecula
Even-toed ungulates - Artiodactyla

F

Firefish - Pterois volitans
Frigatebirds - Fregatidae
Frogs and toads - Anura

G

Galapagos land iguana - Conolophus subcristatus
Galapagos tortoise - Geochelone nigra
Gastropods, slugs and snails - Gastropoda
Gavial - Gavialis gangeticus
Giant anteater - Myrmecophaga tridactyla
Giant panda - Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Giraffe - Giraffa camelopardalis
Golden-crowned sifaka - Propithecus tattersalli
Gorilla - Gorilla gorilla
Gray whale - Eschrichtius robustus
Great white shark - Carcharodon carcharias
Greater flamingo - Phoenicopterus ruber
Green poison dart frog - Dendrobates auratus
Green sea turtle - Chelonia mydas

H

Hammerhead sharks - Sphyrnidae
Hares, rabbits and pikas - Lagomorpha
Hawksbill sea turtle - Eretmochelys imbricata
Herons, storks, ibises and spoonbills - Ciconiiformes
Hippopotamus - Hippopotamus amphibus
Hummingbirds - Trochilidae
Hyenas - Hyaenidae

I

Insects - Insecta
Irrawaddy dolphin - Orcaella brevirostris
Ivory-billed woodpecker - Campephilus principalis

J

Jellyfish - Scyphozoa

K

Koala - Phascolarctos cinereus
Komodo Dragon - Varanus komodoensis

L

Lava lizard - Microlophus albemarlensis
Leatherback sea turtle - Dermochelys coriacea
Lemurs, monkeys, and apes - Primates
Leopard - Panthera pardus
Lion - Panthera leo
Lionfish - Pterois volitans
Lizards, amphisbaenians and snakes - Squamata
Lobe-finned fishes - Sarcopterygii
Loggerhead turtle - Caretta caretta

M

Mammals - Mammalia
Manatees - Trichechus
Marine iguana - Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Marsupials - Marsupialia
Meerkat - Suricata suricatta
Mollusks - Mollusca
Monarch butterfly - Danaus plexippus
Moose, American - Alces americanus
Mountain lion - Puma concolor
Mustelids - Mustelidae

N

Neandertal - Homo neanderthalensis
Nene goose - Branta sandvicensis
Newts and Salamanders - Caudata
Nine-banded armadillo - Dasypus novemcinctus
Northern cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Northern gannet - Morus bassanus
Northern bottlenose whale - Hyperoodon ampullatus

O

Ocelot - Leopardus pardalis
Odd-toed ungulates - Perissodactyla
Orca - Orcinus orca
Ostrich - Struthio camelus
Owls - Strigiformes

P

Panda - Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Panther - Panthera onca
Pelicans and relatives - Pelicaniformes
Penguins - Sphenisciformes
Pigeon guillemot - Cepphus columba
Pigs - Suidae
Polar bear - Ursus maritimus
Primates - Primates
Pronghorn - Antilocapra americana
Przewalski's wild horse - Equus caballus przewalskii

R

Rabbits, hares and pikas - Lagomorpha
Ray-finned fishes - Actinopterygii
Red-eyed tree frog - Agalychnis callidryas
Red fox - Vulpes vulpes
Reindeer - Rangifer tarandus
Reptiles - Reptilia
Rhinoceros, black - Diceros bicornis
Rhinoceros, white - Ceratotherium simum
Rhinoceros iguana - Cyclura cornuta
Rodents - Rodentia
Rodriguez flying fox - Pteropus rodricensis
Roseate spoonbill - Platalea ajaja
Ruby-throated hummingbird - Archilochus colubris

S

Scarlet ibis - Eudocimus ruber
Sharks, skates and rays - Elasmobranchii
Shoebill - Balaeniceps rex
Siberian tiger - Panthera tigris altaica
Skates and rays - Batoidea
Skunks and stink badgers - Mephitidae
Snails, slugs and nudibranchs - Gastropoda
Snow leopard - Panthera uncia
Somali wild ass - Equus asinus somalicus
Southern tamandua - Tamandua tetradactyla
Sponges - Porifera
Spectacled bear - Tremarctos ornatus
Squamates - Squamata

T

Tapirs - Family Tapiridae
Tiger - Panthera tigris
Tinamous - Tinamiformes
Toothed Whales - Odontoceti
Tuataras - Sphenodontida
Tufted titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
Turtles and tortoises - Chelonia Tytonidae - Barn owls

W

Wandering albatross - Diomedea exulans
Waterfowl - Anseriformes
Whale shark - Rhincodon typus
White rhinoceros - Ceratotherium simum

X

Xenarthrans - Xenarthra

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