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.

Jeweled top snail

Intersting Jeweled Topsnail

Jeweled topsnail Common Name: Purple-ring topsnail, Blue-ring topsnail or Jeweled topsnail. Scientific name: Calliostoma annulatum Distribution: Kelp Forests of North America Habitat: Kelp Forest, Class: Gastropoda Description: The jeweled topsnail is a little beautiful snail that measures about...

The eastern diamondback rattle snake

The eastern diamondback rattle snake

The eastern diamondback rattle snake (Crotalus adamanteus) is a species of pit viper native to south-eastern United States. This deadly venomous snake is the heaviest venomous snake and largest rattle snake in the world....

Fruit dove

Fruit dove

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

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,...

Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise

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...

Aye-aye

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...

Horseshoe crab

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....

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra

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

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