Nature


Animal Classification

Carnivore, meaning 'meat eater', is any species of animal that consumes flesh (meat) exclusively, whether it comes from animals living or dead. 

Omnivore is any species of animal that consumes both plants and animals as their prime food source. They are opportunistic, general feeders are adapted to eat and digest either meat or plant material. 

Herbivore, meaning ‘plant eater’, is any species of animal that eats plants exclusively.

Plant Pathogens are any species of fungi, bacteria and protists that feed on living plants

Parasite is an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

Parastic plants are any species of flowering plants that obtain nutrition from other living plants.

Troglobite is an animal that lives entirely in the dark parts of caves. Such creatures have become specially adapted for living in total darkness and over time they have evolved to develop enhanced senses of smell, taste and vibration detection, while losing anatomical features that are unessential without light, such as functioning eyes and pigmentation.

Mammal is any vertebrate of the class Mammalia, having the body more or less covered with hair, nourishing the young with milk from the mammary glands, and, with the exception of the egg-laying monotremes, giving birth to live young.

Bird is any warm-blooded vertebrate of the class Aves, having a body covered with feathers, forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth, and bearing young in a hard-shelled egg.

Fish is any of various cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with scales; loosely any of various other aquatic animals.

Reptile any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara and various extinct members including the dinosaurs; loosely any of various animals that crawl or creep.

Amphibian is any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Amphibia, comprising frogs and toads, newts and salamanders and caecilians; the larvae being typically aquatic, breathing by gills and the adults being typically semiterrestrial, breathing by lungs and through the moist, glandular skin.

Insect is any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air-breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax and abdomen) and having three pairs of legs and usually two pairs of wings; any small arthropod, such as a spider, tick or centipede, having a superficial, general similarity to the insects.

Arachnid is any wingless, carnivorous arthropod of the class Arachnida, including spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and daddy-longlegs, having a body divided into two parts, the cephalothorax and the abdomen and having eight appendages and no antennae.

Cold Blooded designates or pertains to animals, such as fishes and reptiles, whose blood temperature ranges from the freezing point upward, in accordance with the temperature of its surroundings; poikilothermic.

Warm Blooded designates or pertains to animals, such as mammals and birds, whose blood ranges in temperatures from about 98° to 112°F (37° to 44°C) and remains relatively constant, irrespective of the temperature of the surrounding medium; homoiothermal.

Endangered Animal is an Animal that is in risk of becoming extinct.

Extinct is a species, family, or other larger group that is no longer in existence; that has ended or died out.