Animal names beginning with "a" include ant, aardvark and anteater. Two prehistoric animals called the ammonite and the ankylosaurus also begin with "a." Animals that live in a region that start with the letter "a" may have that place in their names, such as the Amazon horned frog and the American bullfrog.Know More
Ammonites were prehistoric aquatic animals that resembled the modern-day squid. They grew as wide as three feet in diameter, and their shells are common finds for fossil collectors. The ankylosaurus was a land-dwelling dinosaur that measured 25 to 35 feet in length, making it slightly shorter than a modern school bus. It was covered by hard, bony plates similar to those of the armadillo.
The armadillo's cousin, the anteater, inhabits many of the same areas in South America as the armadillo. The anteater lacks the protective armor of its relative. The anteater, which can weigh as much as 140 pounds, uses its two-foot long tongue to eat ants, which also begin with "a."
Sharing the Amazon basin with the anteater and the armadillo is the Amazon horned frog. These enormous amphibians can grow to the size of a plate and weigh up to 1 pound. The Amazon horned frog's cousin, the American bullfrog, is only slightly larger, weighing up to 1.1 pounds.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Animals that begin with the letter "u" include the uakari, Uganda kob, Uinta ground squirrel, Ulysses butterfly, umbrella bird, upupa, urial, uromastix, urraca and urubu. Four of these 10 animals are birds, four are mammals, one is a reptile, and one is an insect.Full Answer >
Some animals whose names start with the letter "w" include wasps, wombats, wallabies, weasels and warthogs. Other animals whose names start with "w" are whales, walruses and wolves.Full Answer >
There are a number of animals that begin with the letter "J," including well-known species like the jaguar, jaeger, jackrabbit and jackal, along with lesser known examples, such as the jacana and jaguarundi. The jacana is a type of water bird native to Africa, whereas the jaguarundi is a feline species of Central America. Jaguarundis have a history of taming; however, it is not recommended to keep them as house pets.Full Answer >
Animal names that begin with the letter "I" include the impala, the iguana, the Indian jackal, the Indian star tortoise, and the Indian Porcupine, among others. These animals live in a variety of different environments.Full Answer >