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Natural History: Types

Questions in this category typically take the form "What type of creature(s) (or plant(s)) is (or are) ... ?"

Sometimes however you need the name in the right–hand column to complete the name of the species or subspecies.  In these cases you need a slightly different form of wording – for example:

Q: "What species of mammal can be striped, spotted, or brown?"  A: "The hyena."

Silky, giant, spiny, scaly Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Addax, bongo, dik–dik, duiker, eland, gerenuk, gnu (wildebeeste), impala, klipspringer, koodoo (kudu), nilgai (blue bull), saiga Click to show or hide the answer
The onager is a wild species of Click to show or hide the answer
Pipistrelle, barbastrelle, Natterer's, Bechstein's, noctule, flying fox, whiskered, Daubenton's, serotine, Brandt's Click to show or hide the answer
Spectacled, Florida Cave, Giant Short–faced; Brown (with subspecies Syrian, Grizzly or Silvertip, Kodiak, Himalayan, Bergman's, Eurasian), Gobi, Atlas; American Black (Cinnamon or Kermode); Polar; Asiatic Black (Formosan); Sloth (Sri Lankan or Indian); Borneo Sun; European Cave; MacFarlane's Click to show or hide the answer
Devil's coach horse, scarab, cockchafer (a.k.a. May bug, mitchamador, billy witch, or spang beetle), scavenger, bombardier, click, Colorado Click to show or hide the answer
A glow–worm is not a worm but a Click to show or hide the answer
Avadavat, booby, cassowary, chat, drongo, frogmouth, jacamar, junco, loon, manakin, megapode, motmot, nutcracker, ortolan, rhea, stilt, turnstone Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Corn, reed, snow Click to show or hide the answer
Camberwell beauty, clouded yellow, common blue, fritillary, gatekeeper, hairstreak, julia, Lulworth skipper, mazarine blue, meadow brown, monarch, postman, Scotch argus, small tortoiseshell Click to show or hide the answer
Queen Alexandra's birdwing (native to New Guinea): the world's largest and rarest species of Click to show or hide the answer
Prickly pear Click to show or hide the answer
Leather, mirror, common, crucian, golden Click to show or hide the answer
Caracal, margay, serval Click to show or hide the answer
Andean and Californian are the two species of (a type of New World vulture) Click to show or hide the answer
Brain, staghorn, plate, pillar Click to show or hide the answer
Sally Lightfoot Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Red–crowned, black crowned, brown crowned; sandhill, whooping Click to show or hide the answer
Katydid Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Mugger (Hindi/Urdu Magar, "water monster"), Gharial (both native to India and surrounding countries) Click to show or hide the answer
Muntjac (aka Barking Deer); Wapiti (North America); Sika (Eastern Asia); Brocket (Central and South America, also Trinidad); Chital or cheetal (Indian subcontinent) Click to show or hide the answer
Bottle–nosed: most common variety of Click to show or hide the answer
Edible, hazel, squirrel–tailed Click to show or hide the answer
Ringneck (a.k.a. ring or Barbary), collared, rock, stock, turtle (inc. Oriental or rufous turtle) Click to show or hide the answer
Skimmer, Hawker, Darter, Chaser, Clubtail, Biddy, Darner (various species of each) Click to show or hide the answer
Canvasback, gadwall, garganey, goldeneye, goosander, harlequin, mandarin, merganser, muscovy, pintail, pochard, scaup, shoveller, smew, teal, wigeon Click to show or hide the answer
Coolibah or coolabahs (tree) Click to show or hide the answer
Bird's nest, maidenhair, rabbit's foot, hart's tongue, bracken Click to show or hide the answer
Alewife, bleak, bullhead (a.k.a. miller's thumb or Tommy Logge), bummalo, bonito, callop, coelacanth, danio, dragonet, goby, golomyanka, John Dory, kissing gourami, groundling, lumpsucker, marlin, midshipman, mulloway, mouthbrooder (a.k.a. mouthbreeder), mudskipper, pompano, saury, seahorse, vendace, zander Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Ked Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Midwife toad Click to show or hide the answer
Devil's bolete (or any type of bolete), devil's candlestick, chanterelle, crumble cap, destroying angel, dryad's saddle, earthstar, ergot, fairy's bonnet (and lots of other sorts of bonnet), fly agaric, grisette, Jew's ear, stinkhorn Click to show or hide the answer
Reticulated (a.k.a. Somali), Northern (subspecies Kordofan, Nubian, West African, a.k.a. Niger or Nigerian, and Rothschild's (a.k.a. Baringo or Ugandan); southern (subspecies Angolan, a.k.a. Namibian, and South African); Masai (subspecies Masai and Rhodesian) Click to show or hide the answer
Markhor (national animal of Pakistan) Click to show or hide the answer
Ibex (French bouquetin, German Steinbock) Click to show or hide the answer
Barnacle, greylag, Brent, Canada Click to show or hide the answer
Bamboo; timothy, cat's tail, cocksfoot, meadow foxtail, couch, bents, fescue (various species), vetiver Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Red–necked, black–necked, Slavonian, little, great crested: species of Click to show or hide the answer
Great and lesser black–back, Black–headed, Great black–headed, Bonaparte's, Common, Franklin's, Glaucous, Herring, Iceland, Ivory, Laughing, Little, Ring–billed, Mediterranean, Ross's, Sabine's, Slender–illed, Sooty, White–eyed: species of Click to show or hide the answer
Hen, marsh, Montagu's: species of Click to show or hide the answer
Poplar, lime, privet, elephant, eyed, hummingbird, convulvulus Click to show or hide the answer
Brumby (Australia): a feral species of Click to show or hide the answer
Flag, bearded (genus of plants) Click to show or hide the answer
Striped, spotted, brown Click to show or hide the answer
Black–backed, side–striped, golden Click to show or hide the answer
Portuguese man–o'war, medusa, sea wasp Click to show or hide the answer
Ring–tailed, brown, ruffed, aye–aye Click to show or hide the answer
The indri (a.k.a. the babakoto) is the largest species of
Basilisk, chuckwalla, galliwasp, gecko, horned toad (a.k.a. horny toad or horned frog), skink, slow worm Click to show or hide the answer
Barbary, lion–tailed, pig–tailed, stump–tailed and crab–eating (genus of primates) Click to show or hide the answer
Manatee, dugong Click to show or hide the answer
Bandicoot (native to Australia and New Guinea) Click to show or hide the answer
Pholas Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Ichneumon: Egyptian variety of Click to show or hide the answer
Capuchin, colobus, macaque, mangabey, marmoset, tamarin, vervet Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Gallinipper Click to show or hide the answer
Angle shades, swallow–tailed, cinnabar, pale tussock, common swift, feathered thorn, scalloped oak, mullein, swallow prominent (these among the most common British species); oak beauty, Jersey tiger, grey dagger, burnet or forester, dingy footman Click to show or hide the answer
Shaggy parasol, lawyer's wig Click to show or hide the answer
Spanish Brook, Firebelly, Alpine Click to show or hide the answer
Dermast, common, sessile, Turkey, English, Mirbeck's: varieties of Click to show or hide the answer
Early purple, green winged, coral root, lady's slipper, birds nest, early spider; bee, butterfly, fly, frog, lizard, monkey Click to show or hide the answer
Southern Boobok (a.k.a. mopoke or morepork) Click to show or hide the answer
Sago, Chinese fan, kentia, parlour Click to show or hide the answer
Giant, common red, lesser red Click to show or hide the answer
Kakapo, kea (both native to New Zealand) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
King, Emperor, Adelie, Chinstrap, Gentoo, Jackass, Macaroni, Rockhopper, Royal Click to show or hide the answer
Babiroussa (Indonesia), Peccary (S. America): wild varieties of Click to show or hide the answer
Caspian, golden, grey, Kentish, sociable Click to show or hide the answer
Phalanger Click to show or hide the answer
Rock, Indian, royal or ball, reticulated: species of Click to show or hide the answer
Caiman Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Black, white, African, Indian, Javan, Sumatran, broad–lipped Click to show or hide the answer
Skua Click to show or hide the answer
Harp, Weddel, Ross, Hawaiian monk, leopard, grey, elephant, crabeater, fur Click to show or hide the answer
Samphire Click to show or hide the answer
Abalone, ormer (French oreille de mer – sea ear) Click to show or hide the answer
Sargassum, eel grass, kelp, (bladder)wrack, dabberlocks; devil's apron, devonshire fan, false eyelash, creep horn, alternate bush, little fat sausage, creeping tongue, bunny eared bead, sticky tube, punctured ball, slimy whip, landlady's wig Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Hammerhead (including the bonnethead or shovelhead); basking, tiger, porbeagle, wobbegong Click to show or hide the answer
Tope: any of various species of small Click to show or hide the answer
The argali, and the urial (a.k.a. arkars or shapo) are wild varieties of Click to show or hide the answer
Water, common and pygmy are British species of; there is also a armoured or hero variety, native to Africa Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Murex Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Anaconda, boomslang (bomes–lang), bushmaster, copperhead, dugite (joo–gite), fer de lance, krait, mamba, sidewinder, speckled racer, taipan, water moccasin or cottonmouth Click to show or hide the answer
Camel, trapdoor, jumping, bolas, Brazilian huntsman, gladiator Click to show or hide the answer
Venus's flower basket Click to show or hide the answer
Chickaree (American red variety), taguan, polatouche (small flying) Click to show or hide the answer
Mute, Bewick's, whooper Click to show or hide the answer
Natterjack, Firebellied, Spadefoot, Midwife, Scutiger, Surinam Click to show or hide the answer
Blushers, sickeners, blewitts Click to show or hide the answer
Honey locust (native to the eastern United States) Click to show or hide the answer
Cavalla, kissing gourami, neon tetra Click to show or hide the answer
Albacore, bigeye, bluefin, blackfin and yellowfin Click to show or hide the answer
Hawksbill Click to show or hide the answer
Lammergeier (native to southern Europe, Asia and North Africa) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Tarantula hawk; velvet ant or panda ant Click to show or hide the answer
Grampus, rorqual, beluga Click to show or hide the answer
Razorback Click to show or hide the answer
Common, southern hairy–nosed, northern hairy–nosed Click to show or hide the answer
Northern flicker (comes in yellow–shafted, red–shafted and Guadeloupe varieties) Click to show or hide the answer
Brandling (used as fishing bait) Click to show or hide the answer

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