The ring-tailed lemur has a long tail that grows up to 21.75 inches long. It has a unique tail that is easy to identify because of its white and black stripes that run up and down its entire length. Lemurs do not use the... More »

According to Newton's Apple, the animal with the longest tail is the male giraffe, or the Giraffa camelopardalis. The people of ancient Rome called this species the camel-leopard. This animal's tail can grow as long as 8... More »

A hare's tail is classified as a scut, a kind of short, erect tail found on other herbivorous woodland animals, such as deer and rabbits. It comes from a Middle English word meaning hare, which originally derives from th... More »

A postanal tail is an extension of the spinal chord that extends beyond the animal's anus. Postanal tails are a feature of all chordates, which is a phylum that includes vertebrates. All chordates have a postanal tail at... More »

The ferret war dance consists of a series of backwards and sideways hops, often with an arched back and a bushy tail, while emitting a series of clucking vocalizations. Also known as the weasel war dance, it's common to ... More »

Sharks move through the water with the help of their tail fins. The body of a shark is light as it is made of cartilage and not bones. It has a perfectly streamlined body. Its dorsal fins help it steer through the water. More »

Some characteristics that all chordates have in common are: a dorsal hollow nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, notochord and post-anal tail. However, some of these features, such as the post-anal tail, are only found in some ... More »