According to the University of Washington, the green lizard has the smallest brain. Referred to as Anolis Carolinensis, green anole or Carolina anole, the species has been studied by the scientific community.Know More
Specific studies have included neurological disorders, drug delivery systems and biochemical pathways, all relevant to human illnesses. Scientific aspects such as physiology and animal behavior have also been reviewed.
The green anole is a popular pet store lizard. With its color-changing ability from green to brown, it is sometimes mistaken for a chameleon.
Typically found in the southeastern United States, introduction of the species is evident in Hawaii, Guam and other places.Learn More
Given the timescales involved in animal evolution and the difficulty of identifying new species as their first members emerge, there is no single species that could be said to have evolved most recently. Some animals, however, have populations that do not breed together and could be regarded as emergent species.Full Answer >
An animal that hunts other animals for food is called a carnivore or predator. These animals must kill other smaller animals to feed. Since carnivores must hunt to survive, they use large amounts of energy to obtain their food, and thus they require many calories to stay healthy.Full Answer >
The peregrine falcon, or Falco peregrinus, is the fastest bird and the fastest member of the animal kingdom. When swooping or diving, it reaches speeds of up to 200 miles per hour. It is native to North America and historically known as the duck hawk.Full Answer >
The largest animal is the blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, which grows to a maximum of 110 feet long. The smallest animal is the crustacean Stygotantulus stocki, which grows to 94 micrometers, or less than 0.004 inches.Full Answer >