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Animal Profiles - An A to Z List of Scientific Names

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The following is an A to Z list of animal profiles available, sorted alphabetically by scientific name:

A

Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes
Agalychnis callidryas - Red-eyed tree frog
Ailuropoda melanoleuca - Giant panda
Alces americanus - American moose
Amblyrhynchus cristatus - Marine iguana
Amphibia - Amphibians
Animalia - Animals
Anser indicus - Bar-headed goose
Anseriformes - Waterfowl
Antilocapra americana - Pronghorn
Anura - Frogs and toads
Aplysia californica - California sea hare
Archilochus colubris - Ruby-throated hummingbird
Arthropoda - Arthropoods
Artiodactyla - Even-toed ungulates
Aves - Birds

B

Baeolophus bicolor - Tufted titmouse
Balaeniceps rex - Shoebill
Balaenoptera musculus - Blue whale
Batoidea - Skates and rays
Bison bison - American bison
Branta canadensis - Canada goose
Branta sandvicensis - Nene goose
Bufo bufo - European common toad

C

Campephilus principalis - Ivory-billed woodpecker
Canidae - Canids
Canis lupus arctos - Arctic wolf
Caracal caracal - Caracal
Carcharodon carcharias - Great white shark
Caretta caretta - Loggerhead turtle
Carnivora - Carnivores
Castor canadensis - American beaver
Cepphus columba - Pigeon guillemot
Ceratotherium simum - White rhinoceros
Cetacea - Cetaceans
Chelonia - Turtles and tortoises
Chelonia mydas - Green sea turtle
Chiroptera - Bats
Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes
Chordata - Chordates
Cichlidae - Cichlids
Ciconiiformes - Herons, storks, ibises and spoonbills
Cnidaria - Cnidaria
Conolophus subcristatus - Galapagos land iguana
Crocodilia - Crocodilians
Cyclura cornuta - Rhinoceros iguana

D

Danaus plexippus - Monarch butterfly
Dasypus novemcinctus - Nine-banded armadillo
Daubentonia madagascariensis - Aye-aye
Delphinus delphis - Common dolphin
Dendrobates auratus - Green poison dart frog
Dermochelys coriacea - Leatherback sea turtle
Diceros bicornis - Black rhinoceros
Diomedea exulans - Wandering albatross
Dugong dugong - Dugong

E

Echinodermata - Echinoderms
Elasmobranchii - Sharks, skates and rays
Elephas maximus - Asiatic elephant
Equus asinus somalicus - Somali wild ass
Equus burchellii - Burchell's zebra
Equus caballus przewalskii - Przewalski's wild horse
Eretmochelys imbricata - Hawksbill sea turtle
Erithacus rubecula - European robin
Eschrichtius robustus - Gray whale
Eudocimus ruber - Scarlet ibis

F

Falconiformes - Birds of prey
Felidae - Cats
Fratercula arctica - Atlantic puffin
Fregatidae - Frigatebirds

G

Gastropoda - Gastropods, slugs and snails
Gavialis gangeticus - Gavial
Geochelone nigra - Galapagos tortoise
Giraffa camelopardalis - Giraffe
Gorilla gorilla - Gorilla
Gymnophiona - Caecilians

H

Hippopotamus amphibus - Hippopotamus
Homo neanderthalensis - Neandertal
Hyaenidae - Hyenas
Hyperoodon ampullatus - Northern bottlenose whale

I

Insecta - Insects

L

Lagenorhynchus acutus - Atlantic white-sided dolphin
Lagenorhynchus obscurus - Dusky dolphin
Lagomorpha - Hares, rabbits and pikas
Loxodonta africana - African elephant
Lynx lynx - Eurasian lynx
Lynx rufus - Bobcat

M

Mammalia - Mammals
Marsupialia - Marsupials
Meles meles - European badger
Mephitidae - Skunks and stink badgers
Metazoa - Animals
Microlophus albemarlensis - Lava lizard
Mollusca - Mollusks
Morus bassanus - Northern gannet
Mustela nigripes - Black-footed ferret
Mustelidae - Mustelids
Myrmecophaga tridactyla - Giant anteater

O

Orcaella brevirostris - Irrawaddy dolphin
Orcinus orca - Orca

P

Panthera leo - Lion
Panthera onca - Panther
Panthera pardus - Leopard
Panthera pardus orientalis - Amur leopard
Panthera tigris - Tiger
Panthera tigris altaica - Siberian tiger
Panthera uncia - Snow leopard
Pelicaniformes - Pelicans and relatives
Perissodactyla - Odd-toed ungulates
Phascolarctos cinereus - Koala
Phoca vitulina - Common seal
Phoenicopterus ruber - Greater flamingo
Platalea ajaja - Roseate spoonbill
Pongo pygmaeus - Bornean orangutan
Porifera - Sponges
Primates - Primates
Proboscidea - Elephants
Propithecus tattersalli - Golden-crowned sifaka
Pterois volitans - Firefish or lionfish
Pteropus rodricensis - Rodriguez flying fox
Puma concolor - Mountain Lion
Pygoscelis adeliae - Adélie penguin

R

Rangifer tarandus - Caribou
Reptilia - Reptiles
Rhincodon typus - Whale shark
Rodentia - Rodents

S

Sarcopterygii - Lobe-finned fishes
Scyphozoa - Jellyfish
Sphenisciformes - Penguins
Sphenodontida - Tuataras
Sphyrnidae - Hammerhead sharks
Squamata - Amphisbaenians, lizards and snakes
Strigiformes - Owls
Struthio camelus - Ostrich
Suidae - Pigs
Sula nebouxii - Blue-footed booby
Suricata suricatta - Meerkat

T

Tamandua tetradactyla - Southern tamandua
Tapiridae - Tapirs
Tinamiformes - Tinamous
Tragelaphus oryx - Eland antelope
Tremarctos ornatus - Spectacled bear
Trichechus - Manatees
Trochilidae - Hummingbirds
Tursiops truncatus - Bottlenose dolphin
Tytonidae - Barn owls

U

Ursus americanus - American black bear
Ursus arctos - Brown bear
Ursus maritimus - Polar bear

V

Varanus komodoensis - Komodo dragon
Vulpes vulpes - Red fox

X

Xenarthra - Xenarthrans

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