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Flashcards in Animal Kingdom Deck (338):
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Suicidal rodent from Antarctica

Lemming

2

Fox-like

Vulpine

3

Navigational method of bats

Echo location

4

African cat-like mammal

Civet

5

"Golden" African predator

Golden Jackal

6

spotted "laughing" carnivore

Hyena

7

World's largest rodent

Capybara

8

N. America's largest rodent

Beaver

9

"Golden" chubby-cheeked rodent

Golden hamster

10

Flying mammal

Bat

11

Rodent from Mongolia

Gerbil

12

Only egg-laying mammals

Duckbilled platypus and spiny anteater (echidna)

13

Ermine ferret and badger family

Weasel

14

Largest member of the deer family

Moose

15

Only deer family member where both sexes have horns

Caribou

16

Graceful antelope

Gazelle

17

Prairie wolf

Coyote

18

Cow-like

Bovine

19

Goat-like

Hircine

20

Most common domesticated bird

chicken

21

Arboreal rodent

Squirrel

22

Long-armed monkey with prehensile tail

Spider monkey

23

Two types of Gorilla

Mountain and lowland

24

Dominant male gorilla

Silverback

25

Great ape of Borneo and Sumatra

Orangutan

26

Pan family of great apes

Chimpanzee

27

Chimpanzee's closest relative

Bonobo

28

Monkey of Madagascar

Lemur

29

Tailless macaques of Gibralter

Barbary apes

30

Monkey with red nose and blue cheeks

Mandril

31

Blood-sucking bat

Vampire bat

32

Monkey that can be heard for several miles

Howler monkey

33

Wolf-like

Lupine

34

Long-armed ape of southeast Asia

Gibbon

35

Small new-world monkey

Marmoset

36

Smallest monkey

Pygmy marmoset

37

Slow hanging tree-dweller of S. America

Sloth

38

S. American long-snouted mammal

Tapir

39

S. American fur-bearing rodent

Chinchilla

40

The hippopotamus' smaller relative

pygmy hippopotamus

41

Only venomous mammal

Duckbilled platypus

42

Asian monkey used in research

Rhesus monkey

43

"Scarlet" parrot

Macaw

44

Bear-like

Ursine

45

Golden and bald type of bird

Eagle

46

Bird that mimics other birds

Mocking bird

47

Ruby-throated bird; only bird that can fly backwards

Hummingbird

48

Smallest bird

Bee hummingbird

49

S. American Vulture

Andean condor

50

S. American bird with largest bill

Toucan

51

"Laughing jackass" of Australia

Kookaburra

52

Sandhill and whooping birds

Cranes

53

Largest member of crow family

Raven

54

Trumpeter - mute - coscoroba and whistling

Swans

55

Purple-black Asian bird that mimics humans

Mynah bird

56

Yellow songbird

Gold finch

57

Downy duck that can dive to 180 feet

Eider

58

Black-footed and red-footed sea bird

Booby

59

Arizona bird that can run 15 miles per hour

Roadrunner

60

Sacred Egyptian bird

Ibis

61

Mythical bird that rose from the ashes

Phoenix

62

Levels of Animal Classifaction

Kingdom - Phylum - Class - Order - Family - Genus - Species

63

Shangri-la bird

Bird of paradise

64

Name for New Zealand flightless bird and native fruit

Kiwi

65

Sheep-like

Ovine

66

Pig-like

Porcine

67

Group of rabbits

Warren

68

Group of moose

Lodge

69

Caudal vertebrae in animals

Tail

70

The Study of Birds

Ornithology

71

Largest bird with largest eggs (flightless)

Ostrich

72

Large flightless South American bird

Rhea

73

Redwing and grackle birds

Blackbirds

74

Fastest bird

Peregrine falcon

75

Lizard of Galapagos Islands

Marine Iguana

76

Adelie; emperor; and king bird

Penguine

77

Snow; Canadian; and blue breeds

Geese

78

North Atlantic "sea-parrot"

Puffin

79

Brown and white "Fishhawk" bird

Osprey

80

Nocturnal singing bird

Nightingale

81

Only North American bird that hibernates

Whippoorwill

82

North America's most common dove

Mourning dove

83

"Gooney bird" unlucky to sailors

Albatross

84

Large flightless Australian bird

Emu

85

Freshwater pearl source

Mussels

86

Great apes

Gorillas; chimpanzees; orangutans

87

"Sea Cow"

Manatee

88

Manatee relative

Dugon

89

Sea Lion; seal and walrus family

Pinniped

90

Male and female pinniped which have tusks

Walrus

91

"Mud puppy" and "hellbender"

Salamanders

92

Largest amphibian

Japanese salamander

93

Number of hearts in an octopus

Three

94

Deepest-diving whale

Sperm whale

95

Oyster; clam; and mussel species

Bivalves

96

Orc or orca

Killer whale

97

"Bluepoint" bivalve

Oyster

98

"Cherrystone" bivalve

Clam

99

Stone and snow sea creatures

Crabs

100

Animal with largest eye

Giant Squid

101

Sea hedgehog

Sea urchin

102

Crab with one giant claw

Fiddler crab

103

Crab that uses a discarded shell

Hermit crab

104

Crab and scorpion family

Arthropod

105

Freshwater crustacean

Crayfish (crawdad)

106

World's second-fastest animal

Pronghorn antelope

107

Example of a Kingdom (bio classification)

Animal

108

Example of a Phylum (bio classification)

Cordate

109

Example of a Class (bio classification)

Mammal

110

Example of a Order (bio classification)

Primate

111

Example of a Family (bio classification)

Hominoidea

112

Example of a Genus (bio classification)

Homo

113

Example of a Species (bio classification)

Homo Sapiens

114

World's tallest animal

Giraffe

115

Lowest animal in food chain

plankton

116

World's fastest animal

Cheetah

117

Largest bears

Polar and Kodiak bears

118

World's fasted two footed animal

Ostrich

119

Longest living animal

Giant tortoise

120

Longest living mammal

Man

121

Second logest living mammal

Elephant

122

Largest living animal

Blue Whale

123

Toothless Whale with two blowholes

Baleen

124

Whale with long flippers

Humpback

125

Whale with unicorn like projection

Narwhal

126

World's second-tallest animal

Elephant

127

Adder and rattlesnake family

Vipers

128

Gnu

Wildebeest

129

"Ship of the desert"

Camel

130

One-humped camel

Dromedary

131

Two-humped camel

Bactrian

132

Smallest member of camel family

Vicuna (S. America)

133

South America's largest member of camel family

Llama

134

Llama relative raised for wool

Alpaca

135

Narrow-snouted crocodile of Asia

Gavial

136

Cone gastropod

Snail

137

Western Hemisphere's largest snake

Anaconda

138

Thompson's animal

Gazelle

139

Egyptian cobra

Asp

140

World's longest poisonous snake (Southeast Asia)

King Cobra

141

Cobra Killer

Mongoose

142

Turtle shell

Carapace

143

World's largest lizard

Komodo Dragon

144

Western hemisphere's largest lizard

Iguana

145

Small lizard with suction cup feet

Gecko

146

Young swan

Cygnet

147

World's largest snake

Python

148

North American panda relative

Racoon

149

Venomous lizard of US southwest

Gila monster

150

South America's only bear

Speckled bear

151

Animals of Australia

Marsupials

152

Eucalyptus-eating marsupial

Koala (not a bear)

153

North America's only marsupial

Opossum (possum)

154

Baby kangaroo

Joey

155

The kangaroo's smaller relative

Wallaby

156

Marsupial with strongest jaws

Tasmanian Devil

157

World's largest antelope

Eland

158

Symbol of the World Wildlife Fund

(Giant) Panda

159

South African gazelle

Springbok

160

South American racoon relative

Coati

161

Source of mohair

Goat

162

Camelopard a.k.a.

Giraffe

163

Giraffe's South American relative

Okapi

164

Himalayan ox

Yak

165

Wooly ox of northern Canada and Greenland

Musk-ox

166

Long-horned European member of goat family

Ibex

167

Burchell's animal

Zebra

168

Best-swimming bear

Polar bear

169

"Hairy nosed" marsupial

Wombat

170

Smallest British horse breed

Shetland

171

Triple Crown events

Kentucky Derby; Preakness; Belmont Stakes

172

Wild Bill Hickock's horse

Buckshot

173

El Cid's horse

Babieca

174

Richard III's horse

White Surry

175

Caligula's horse

Incitatus

176

The horse in George Orwell's _Animal Farm_

Boxer

177

Son of the horse Man-O-War

War Admiral

178

First horse to win $1 Million

Citation

179

Alexander the Great's horse

Bucephalus

180

Bedouin horse

Arabian

181

Napolean's horse

Marengo

182

Horse named after Scottish river

Clydesdale

183

Horse bred by the Nez Perce Indians

Appaloosa

184

Horse bred in Vienna

Lippizaner

185

Original wild horse of U.S. West

Mustang

186

Spanish-bred horse used by Conquistadores

Andelusian

187

Portuguese bred horse

Lisitano

188

Tennessee "stepping" horse

Tennessee Walker

189

Bird that migrates from arctic to antarctic

Arctic tern

190

Painted horse

Pinto

191

Tonto's horse

Scout

192

Fish species that has ability to change color

Grouper

193

Largest salmon

Chinook

194

Pipe fish relative; male carries young in its pouch

Sea horse

195

Fish that spawn on beach under full moon

Grunion

196

Most poisonous fish

Rock Fish

197

Fish in _The Old Man and the Sea_

Marlin

198

Fish disease characterized by white spots

Ich

199

Roy Roger's horse

Trigger

200

Don Quixote's horse

Rosinante

201

The Lone Ranger's horse

Silver

202

Horseracing's "The Run for the Roses"

Kentucky Derby

203

Tom Mix's horse

Tony

204

Hopalong Cassidy's horse

Topper

205

Sergeant Preston's horse

Rex

206

Gene Autry's horse

Champion

207

The Cisco Kid's horse

El Diablo

208

Robert E. Lee's horse

Traveler

209

U.S. Grant's horse

Cincinnati

210

Duke of Wellington's horse

Copenhagen

211

Dale Evan's horse

Buttermilk

212

These were a Biblical "scourge"

Locusts

213

Oklahoma City horseshow horse

Morgan horse

214

Giant green darner (insect)

Dragonfly

215

Queen Alexandra's birdwing (insect)

Butterfly

216

"Regal" migrating insect

Monarch Butterfly

217

Hair insect

Louse

218

Insect fiber

Silk

219

Causes African Sleeping Sickness

Tse-tse fly

220

Egyptian sacred beetle

Scarab

221

He rode Whirlaway and Citation to the Triple Crown

Eddie Arcaro

222

Cellulose-digesting insect

Termite

223

First woman jockey in Horse Racing Hall of fame

Judy Krone

224

Cotton bowl-eating insect

Boll weevil

225

Cause of malaria

Anopheles mosquito

226

First domesticated insect

Honey bee

227

S. American fungus-growing ant

Leaf-cutter ant

228

European beetle with powerful pincers

Stag beetle

229

Mexican jumping bean larva

Moth

230

Chemical ants use to communicate

Pheromone

231

Butterfly collector

Lepidopterist

232

"pious" predator insect

Praying mantis

233

Triple Crown winner 1943

Count Fleet

234

Kentucky Derby location

Churchill Downs; Louisville

235

Horseracing's "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans"

Preakness

236

Preakness's location

Pimlico - Maryland

237

Horseracing's "The Run for the Carnations"

Belmont Stakes

238

Belmont Stakes' location

Belmont Racetrack; Belmont - New York

239

Triple Crown winner 1919

Sir Barton

240

Triple Crown winner 1930

Gallant Fox

241

Triple Crown winner 1935

Omaha

242

Study of Insects

Entomology

243

Triple Crown winner 1941

Whirlaway

244

Full name for "Musky" fish

Muskellunge

245

Triple Crown winner 1946

Assault

246

Triple Crown winner 1948

Citation

247

Triple Crown winner 1973

Secretariat

248

Triple Crown winner 1977

Seattle Slew

249

Triple Crown winner 1978

Affirmed

250

Horse Racing's most winning jockey

Laffitt Pincay Jr.

251

Horse Racing's second-most winning jockey

Willie Shoemaker

252

Youngest Triple Crown winning jockey

Steve Cauthen

253

Triple Crown winner 1937

War Admiral

254

Stag hunting dog

Deerhound

255

Thai aquarium fish

Fighting fish

256

Smallest domestic dog breed

Chihuahua

257

Most common registered breed of dog

Labrador retriever

258

Dog of the netherlands

Keeshond

259

Non-barking African dog

Basenji

260

Chinese royal dog

Pekingnese

261

Chinese wrinkled-skin dog

Shar-pei

262

"Lion Dog" of Chinese nobles

Shih tzu

263

Swollen lymph nodes in cats

Cat scratch fever

264

Mediterranean island lap dog

Maltese

265

Fever in cats caused by parvo-virus

Distemper

266

Loose skinned dog used in finding people

Blood hound

267

Tibetan dog

Lhasa apso

268

Fluffy white Siberian dog breed

Samoyed

269

Sled dog with blue eyes

Siberian husky

270

Japanese guard dog

Akita

271

Whippet dog breed

Greyhound

272

Queen Victoria's dog

Collie

273

French "butterfly" dog

Papillon

274

Ancient Chinese dog wtih lion-like mane

Chow chow

275

"Clouded Cat"

Clouded leopard

276

Young pigeon

Squab

277

Pigeon extinct since 1914

Passenger pigeon

278

Large penguin-like bird; extinct since 1850

Great Auk

279

Large flightless extinct land pigeon

Dodo

280

First known featherd bird to become extinct

Archeopteryx

281

Flying dinosaur

Pterodactyl

282

Legendary bird encountered by Sinbad

Roc

283

World's largest cat

Tiger

284

Tallest dog

Irish wolfhound

285

Most popular breed of domesticated cat

Persian

286

Dog named after eastern U.S. bay

Chesapeake Bay retriever

287

Pointed-eared cat

Lynx

288

Lynx North American relative with short tail

Bobcat

289

Tailless cat named for an island

Manx

290

Other names for Cougar

Mountain lion; puma

291

Ethiopian domestic cat

Abyssinian

292

Nearly-hairless cat

Sphinx cat

293

Cat with "tiger" coat

Tabby

294

Southeast asian domestic cat

Siamese

295

The America's largest cat

Jaguar

296

S. American predatory fish

Piranah

297

The study of fish

Ichthyology

298

Sargasso sea fish

Eel

299

Blood-sucking eel

Lamprey

300

Skipjack fish

Tuna

301

Pollock and haddock type

cod

302

"Tiger of the sea"

Barracuda

303

Mako; tope and nurse fish types

Shark

304

Largest fish

Whale shark

305

St. John's dog

Labrador retriever

306

Fish that attaches itself to a shark

Remora

307

Top American dog show

Westminster Kennel Club

308

Devil fish

Manta ray

309

Recently discovered prehistoric fish

Coelacanth

310

Caviar comes from this fish

Sturgeon

311

"Freshwater shark"

Pike

312

Fish that inflates when threatened

Puffer fish

313

Brook and rainbow fish

Trout

314

Sepia ink fish

Cuttlefish

315

Insects studied by Thomas Hunt Morgan

Fruit Flies

316

Largest predatory fish

Great White shark

317

Richard Nixon's dog

Checkers

318

Muskellunge fish family

Pike

319

South African-bred dog

Rhodesian ridgeback

320

South African wild hunting dog

Cape hunting dog

321

Large dog from Swiss alps

St. Bernard

322

Australian wild dog

Dingo

323

World's premier sheep dog

Border collie

324

Silky and Yorkshire dog breeds

Terrier

325

Largest terrier

Airedale terrier

326

World's longest dogseld race

Iditarod

327

"Toto's" breed (from Wizard of Oz)

Cairn terrier

328

Number of dog breeds recognized by AKC

156

329

FDR's dog

Fala

330

George Bush's dog

Millie

331

German Shepherd with TV show

Rin Tin Tin

332

Dog from Petticoat Junction who later made movies

Benji

333

George Jetson's dog

Astro

334

Sgt. Preston's dog

(Yukon) King

335

Dog in Call of the Wild

Buck

336

RCA trademark dog

Nipper

337

Russian wolfhound

Borzoi

338

Irish; Gordon; and English dog breeds

Setter