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Diets
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Zoology

Diets

Many of these can be asked either way round. For example: "What type of food forms the staple diet of a nucivorous animal?"

Animal that eats meat Click to show or hide the answer
Animal that eats fruit Click to show or hide the answer
Animal that eats only plants Click to show or hide the answer
Animal that eats nuts Click to show or hide the answer
Animal that eats both plant and animal matter Click to show or hide the answer
Animal that eats grass Click to show or hide the answer
Animals that eat the leaves of trees and shrubs Click to show or hide the answer
Verminivorous: feeding on Click to show or hide the answer

Types of animal

An alate creature is one that has Click to show or hide the answer
An excaudate or anourous animal is one that has no Click to show or hide the answer
An apodous animal is one that has no Click to show or hide the answer
A catadromous animal is one that has Click to show or hide the answer
A diurnal animal is one that Click to show or hide the answer
An edentate animal is one that has no Click to show or hide the answer
A glabrous animal is one that has no Click to show or hide the answer
Common term for a homeothermic animal (cf. polikothermic) Click to show or hide the answer
An oviparous animal is one that Click to show or hide the answer
A palmiped is an animal that has Click to show or hide the answer
Passerine birds are so called because their feet are specially adapted for Click to show or hide the answer
A pinniped is a Click to show or hide the answer
A plantigrade animal is one that Click to show or hide the answer
Common term for a polikothermic animal (cf. homeothermic) Click to show or hide the answer
An ungulate is an animal that has Click to show or hide the answer
A viviparous animal is one that is Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Sleeping through the summer (the opposite of hibernation) Click to show or hide the answer
Person or animal with congenital lack of pigment Click to show or hide the answer
Biliverdin and bilirubin are (respectively) the yellow–orange and green pigments in Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Nidification (particularly of birds) Click to show or hide the answer
Shell of a tortoise, crab or lobster (upper part – see also Plastron) Click to show or hide the answer
Species able to breed with each other (from the Greek for common) Click to show or hide the answer
Forms the hard parts of joint–footed animals, and insect skeletons Click to show or hide the answer
The Latin word for a sewer: the single orifice that serves as the only opening for the digestive, reproductive, and urinary tracts in amphibians, reptiles, birds, and a few mammals Click to show or hide the answer
Spraints (otter), crotties or fewmets (deer), scat (carnivorous mammals) Click to show or hide the answer
Common name for albumen Click to show or hide the answer
Any gland that secretes hormones into the bloodstream Click to show or hide the answer
The nictitating membrane, or haw (present in some reptiles, birds, sharks, and mammals) is also known as the third Click to show or hide the answer
The joint in the hind leg of a quadruped, between the knee and the fetlock – the angle of which points backwardsClick for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Animal that has no backbone Click to show or hide the answer
Tough, fibrous protein: the main constituent of rhino horns (and human hair) Click to show or hide the answer
Sugar found in milk Click to show or hide the answer
Mammal where the female carries the young in a pouch Click to show or hide the answer
The largest cells in the bodies of most animal species Click to show or hide the answer
Scents secreted by animals which act like hormones on others Click to show or hide the answer
Lower part of the shell of a tortoise or turtle – also a chest protector in fencing (the sport!) Click to show or hide the answer
Slowing down of metabolic rates in cold–blooded animals for part of the day or night, to save energy Click to show or hide the answer
Furcula (from the Latin for "little fork") – a bone in birds' skeletons Click to show or hide the answer
Disease caught by man from animals (e.g. ringworm, rabies) Click to show or hide the answer
Animal that looks like a plant (e.g. sea anemone) Click to show or hide the answer

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