animal : any of a kingdom (Animalia) of living things including many-celled organisms and often many of the single-celled ones (as protozoans) that typically differ from plants in having cells without cellulose walls, in lacking chlorophyll and the capacity for photosynthesis, in requiring more complex food materials (as proteins), in being organized to a greater degree of complexity, and in having the capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor responses to stimulation — Webster See also OneLook
Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia (also called Metazoa). All animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently at some point in their lives. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their lives. All animals are heterotrophs: they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance. — Wikipedia
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- New information on the abilities of tardigrades:...on November 9, 2022 at 6:15 pm
Tardigrades are tiny (0.5–1 mm) eight-legged animals famous for being among the toughest organisms on the planet. However, we still know very little about their behavior and ecology, particularly in Finnish ecosystems. Researchers from the Department of Biological and Environmental Science at the […]
- New device may offer a better way to prevent tick...on November 8, 2022 at 9:16 pm
When it comes to preventing tick bites—especially in light of the dramatic, decade-long rise in tick-borne diseases—bug sprays help but are less than optimal.
- Plastic ingestion widespread in Welsh seabirds,...on November 8, 2022 at 3:13 pm
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- Endangered Devils Hole pupfish is one of the most...on November 4, 2022 at 9:34 pm
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- Photos suggest rhino horns have shrunk over past...on November 1, 2022 at 7:00 am
By scrutinizing over a century's worth of photos, University of Cambridge researchers have made the first ever measurements that show rhinoceros horns have gradually decreased in size over time.
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- Planet's rarest birds at higher risk of extinctionon November 25, 2022 at 6:22 pm
A new study finds that bird species with extreme or uncommon combinations of traits face the highest risk of extinction.
- 525-million-year-old fossil defies textbook...on November 25, 2022 at 6:21 pm
According to a new study, fossils of a tiny sea creature with a delicately preserved nervous system solve a century-old debate over how the brain evolved in arthropods, the most species-rich group in the animal kingdom. Combining detailed anatomical studies of the fossilized nervous system with […]
- Less intensively managed grasslands have higher...on November 25, 2022 at 6:20 pm
Researchers have shown -- for the first time -- that less intensively managed British grazed grasslands have on average 50% more plant species and better soil health than intensively managed grassland. The new study could help farmers increase both biodiversity and soil health, including the amount […]
- Gene that guides earliest social behaviors could...on November 24, 2022 at 12:36 am
A new animal study points to a gene that is important for the earliest development of basic social behaviors. The work also suggests that exposure to certain drugs and environmental risk factors during embryonic development can cause changes to this gene, leading to alterations in social behavior […]
- Egyptian lagoon vital to Cyprus turtleson November 23, 2022 at 4:38 pm
The number of green turtles breeding in Cyprus has risen in recent years -- but this bounce-back depends heavily on an Egyptian lagoon where many turtles feed, new research shows.
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- Penguin Chicks Hatched Using Artificial...by AFP@discovery.com (AFP) on May 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm
A Japanese aquarium said it had hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the species.
- Snub-Nosed Dogs More Affectionate, Better Guard...by Anna_Salleh__ABC_Science_Online@discovery.com (Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online) on May 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm
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- Armored Dino's Best Defense Was a Nose for Troubleby Discovery_News@discovery.com (Discovery News) on May 24, 2016 at 8:08 am
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- Strange Fossil Hints at Life After Mass Extinctionby Discovery_News@discovery.com (Discovery News) on May 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm
A new marine reptile has given scientists a window into the evolutionary period just after the worst loss of life the planet has ever known.
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Tree of Life
Prokaryote Archaea, Bacteria
Eukaryote Protist, Fungi, Algae, Protozoa (Tardigrade)
Plant Flower, Tree
Cnidaria Coral, Jellyfish
Cephalopod Cuttlefish, Octopus
Crustacean Lobster, Shrimp
Arachnid Spider, Scorpion
Insect Ant, Bee, Beetle, Butterfly
Fish Seahorse, Ray, Shark
Amphibian Frog, Salamander
Reptile Turtle, Tortoise, Dinosaur
Bird Penguin, Ostrich, Owl, Crow, Parrot
Mammal Platypus, Bat, Mouse, Rabbit, Goat, Giraffe, Camel, Horse, Elephant, Mammoth
Walrus, Seal, Polar Bear, Bear, Panda, Cat, Tiger, Lion, Dog, Wolf
Cetacean Whale, Dolphin
Primate Monkey, Chimpanzee, Human