Animals World

List of animals on letter F

Finch

Finch

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, ornithology, systematics (taxonomy)
The finches are some of the most widespread and successful of all songbirds. Of relatively recent origin and uncertain taxonomic status, they are united in possessing several basic characteristics: All are small, seed-eating songbirds that have a bill adapted for gathering, holding, and, in some cases, crushing seeds.

Flamingo

Flamingo

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, ornithology, zoology
Eight flamingo types exist, all beautiful red, pink, or white water birds. Hunted to near extinction in the United States, they inhabit Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, and the West Indies. A great threat to flamingos everywhere is pollution and destruction of their habitats

Flatworms

Flatworms

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, invertebrate biology, physiology
Flatworms are wormlike animals with a single major opening to the gut. Many are parasitic for at least part of their life cycle.

Fly

Fly

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification, reproduction
Fields of study: Anatomy, entomology
Flies are members of the order Diptera, two-winged insects, of which there are 95,000 species. Flies are related to the other dipterans, the mosquitoes.

Fox

Fox

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, ecology, evolutionary science, physiology, reproduction science, systematics (taxonomy), wildlife ecology, zoology
There are approximately twenty-one species of fox, in the order Carnivora. Foxes constitute only 0.5 percent of the four thousand mammalian species, but play a very important role in the environment.

Frogs and Toads

Frogs and Toads

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, conservation biology, herpetology, systematics (taxonomy)
The more than four thousand living species of frogs and toads are classified in the order Anura. Most species have a biphasic life cycle, in which a larval stage, the tadpole, develops in water (or land, in some species) and undergoes an abrupt metamorphosis into the adult body form.

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