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 b
Although there is no food that starts with the letter "x" in the English language, "xigua" is a Chinese word for watermelon and was the original name for the food. The xigua is a melon with powerful health benefits and there are more than 1,200 different varieties of the sweet watermelon worldwide.
Some words that start with X are xenon, x-ray, xylophone and xenia. The letter X is the third least-common letter in the English alphabet. It is used more frequently than the letters Z and Q, but still only has a frequency of approximately 0.15 percent.
One type of fish that starts with the letter "X" is the X-ray Tetra, known for its translucent skin that makes its backbone visible, according to OneKind, an animal protection charity. The fish also is called the Golden Pristella Tetra, in reference to its golden-colored skin.
BMW produces a range of sport-utility vehicles called the X1, the X3, the X4, the X5 and the X6. Citroen makes the Xsara, the Xantia and the XM, while Nissan produces the X Trail and X Terra.
There are four birds that have names that start with the letter X: Xantus's Hummingbird, Xantus's Murrelet, Xavier's Greenbul and Xinjiang Ground-Jay. Among the approximately 10,000 species of birds around the world, these are the only four with names that begin with "X."
A body part that starts with the letter X is the xiphoid process. The xiphoid process is a part of the sternum, namely the breastbone.
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.
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.
One insect species with a name starting in "x" is Xylodromus affinis, a species of European beetle. Xylophagus insects, a type of insect that feeds on wood, have a group name that starts with "x." The xeres blue butterfly is an extinct species whose name begins with "x."