A large number of animals have names that start with the letter M, including commonly known species such as the moose, mongoose, meerkat, mountain goat and mountain lion. More exotic animals include the Malayan tiger, the mourning collared dove and the Macaroni penguin.Continue Reading
Many animals with names that start with M live in the mountains or plains, including the wild mouflon sheep, the Mexican wolf, the Malabar squirrel and the marten. Some are rare or unusual, such as the Monite Iberia Eleuth, the smallest frog that has been found in the Northern hemisphere. Most humans never catch a glimpse of others, such as the mountain gorilla and the masked palm civet.
Some animals that start with the letter M live in the water: a prime example is the manatee. The manta ray, marine toad and marsh frog also have wet habitats. The Minke whale, the Molly fish and the Moray eel are other sea-dwelling creatures. In terms of birds, the mallard and the magpie are two common species.
A well-known animal that starts with the letter M is the monkey. Monkeys come in many varieties, including the bleeding heart, black spider, red howler and rhesus. The macaw also has multiple categorizations, such as the scarlet macaw and the green-winged macaw.Learn more about Zoology
As of 2011, there were an estimated 7.77 million species of animals on Earth, encompassing all phylums and families in the animal kingdom. This number increases to 8.74 million if non-animal species from the plant, fungi, protozoa and protist kingdoms are included.Full Answer >
There are animal's with names beginning with the letter "H," ranging from the very small harvestman, a relative of the spider, to the hippopotamus, with a name meaning water horse. These animals are from several different orders and classes of the animal kingdom.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 >
Among the animals whose names start with the letter "n" are the nutria, nyala, nanger, narwhal, needlefish, night sergeant, northern sennet, natal barred blue butterfly, night butterfly and Northern Jungle Queen. Other animals include the nuthatch, nightjar, northern mole cricket, nectar-sucking blister beetle and nine-spotted ladybird beetle.Full Answer >