Category: Animals

There are many different types of animals in the world. Many animals are quite similar to each other. Others are quite different. Animals can be classified based on their similarities. Continue on, and learn more about your fellow Earth inhabitants. Here are some of the animals you can investigate in our Science Reference Library. The first name you read is the common name for the animal. The name in parentheses ( ) is the Latin word for the group (the phylum or subphylum or class or group or order) that scientists sometimes use to refer to animals.

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‘Albino’ great white shark

Albino Shark(Pangasius hypophthalmus) consist of species from Southeast Asia(Particularly in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) and include the largest freshwater fish on Earth, the “Mekong giant catfish” Pangasiandon gigas. The albino form of this...

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Fruit dove

Fruit dove Common name: Fruit dove, Fruit pigeon, Rose-fronted Pigeon, Crimson-capped Fruit Dove.

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Pink necked green pigeon

Pink necked green pigeon Common name: Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Pink-necked Pigeon. Family: Columbidae (Pigeons, Doves). Scientific Name: Treron vernans. Species name author: (Linnaeus, 1771). Distribution: This beautiful species of pigeon is found in tropical forests of Cambodia, Indonesia,...

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Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise

Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica): Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise is a small Passerine bird found on only two islands in Indonesia, Waigeo and Batanta. They typically inhabit forested hill areas, though they have also been found in...

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Aye-aye: World’s largest nocturnal primate

Endangered species, Aye-aye Common name: Aye-aye, hay-hay. Scientific name: Daubentonia madagascariensis. Distribution: Aye-ayes can be found only on the island of Madagascar. Description and habitat: Aye-aye(lemur) is the world’s largest nocturnal primate which measures about...

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Horseshoe crab

Horseshoe crab, marine arthropods of the family Limulidae Horseshoe crabs are arthropods that live primarily in and around shallow ocean waters on soft sandy or muddy bottoms. They will occasionally come on shore for mating....

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Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra Common Name: Laughing Jackass, Giant Kingfisher. Binomical Name: Dacelo novaeguineae Distribution:  Laughing Kookaburra is native to

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