Animals World

List of animals on letter M

Mammoth

Mammoth

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, genetics, paleontology, zoology
Mammoths were prehistoric herbivorous mammals that became extinct approximately 10,000 to 3,800 years ago.

Manatee

Manatee

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Conservation biology, ethology, evolutionary science, marine biology, physiology, population biology, wildlife ecology, zoology
Manatees are aquatic, herbivorous animals of the order Sirenia that inhabit warm, shallow waterways. Decreasing habitat and other challenges from humans have caused all four of its species to be threatened or endangered.

Marten and Fisher

Marten and Fisher

Type of animal science: Behavior, classification, reproduction
Fields of study: Anatomy, classification
Marten and Fisher are close members of Weasel family.

Marine animals

Marine animals

Type of animal science:Ecology
Fields of study:Behavior, marine biology, oceanography, physiology
The world’s oceans contain the largest and most varied array of life forms on earth. The marine environment is divided into coastal, open water, deep-sea, and bottom zones, and the lives of animals living in each of these regions are dictated by the physical conditions present in these zones. Due to the inaccessibility and hostility to human life of most of the ocean environment, much remains to be learned about the biology and ecology of most of the animals living in the marine world.

Marsupial

Marsupial

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification, ecology, evolution, geography, reproduction
Fields of study: Anatomy, ecology, physiology, zoology
Marsupials are a primitive group of mammals that separated early from the dominant group of mammals today, the placentals. Their present strongholds are in Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania, Mexico, Central America, and most of South America.

Meerkat

Meerkat

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Ethology, population biology, wildlife ecology, zoology
Meerkats are close relatives of mongooses and are particularly noted for their close, cooperative societies.

Mice and Rats

Mice and Rats

Type of animal science: Behavior, classification, ecology
Fields of study: Ecology, physiology
House mice and Norway rats are found worldwide and almost always are found related to humans and human activities. No other mammals are greater pests than are mice and rats.

Mink

Mink

Type of animal science: Behavior, classification, reproduction
Fields of study: Anatomy, classification
Mink is a member of Weasel famil, live in North America, Europe and Asia.

Mole

Mole

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification, reproduction
Fields of study: Anatomy, reproduction, zoology
Moles spend most of their time in underground burrows, digging for food with specialized front paws. They perform a service to farmers by destroying grubs, caterpillars, and insects.

Mollusk

Mollusk

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, invertebrate biology, physiology
Mollusks, the phylum Mollusca, have soft, boneless bodies. Most also have shells. There are fifty thousand species of mollusks, including snails, oysters, and clams.

Monkey

Monkey

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, wildlife ecology, zoology
Monkeys are a favorite in zoos around the world. Representing more than 140 species spread throughout the tropics, the term “monkey” is often misused as a synonym for any primate.

Moose

Monkey

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification, reproduction
Fields of study:Anatomy, systematics (taxonomy), zoology
Moose, the largest species of deer, are herbivorous ruminants. Once hunted almost to extinction, they are now a protected species.

Mosquito

Monkey

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, ecology, entomology, invertebrate biology, physiology, zoology
There are about 3,500 known species of mosquitoes, all of which are placed in the family Cuicidae of the insect order Diptera. The importance of mosquitoes to humans lies with their ability to feed on vertebrate blood and transmit organisms that cause disease.

Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, wildlife ecology
Large animals, usually classified in the small cat Felis genus, mountain lions once ranged across the New World. However, human predation and habitat destruction have greatly reduced or eliminated many regional subspecies.

Mule

Mule

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, evolutionary science, zoology
The mule is the result of crossing a male donkey (jackass) with a female horse (mare).

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