Animals World

List of animals on letter T

Tasmanian devil

Tasmanian devil

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary science, physiology, zoology
The Tasmanian devil is the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial. It is now found only on the island of Tasmania, where it is reasonably common throughout the island and is strictly protected. Its noisy and screechy sounds make it seem much more ferocious than its size might indicate.

Termites

Termites

Type of animal science: Behavior, classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, entomology, invertebrate biology, physiology
Termites are cellulose-eating social insects that live in colonies of hundreds to millions of individual members produced by a single king and queen. Termites are highly beneficial to the ecosystem because they break down dead plant material, but some species can become serious pests when they colonize manmade wooden structures.

Tiger

Tiger

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, conservation biology, genetics, zoology
Tigers are carnivorous mammals which are the largest members of the Felidae family. They are an endangered species in all their habitats, and three species became extinct in the twentieth century.

Triceratops

Triceratops

Type of animal science: Classification, evolution
Fields of study: Anatomy, ecology, evolutionary science, paleontology, systematics (taxonomy)
Triceratops was a quadrupedal, three-horned herbivore that lived in the western United States at the end of the Cretaceous period and had an ecological role similar to that of the rhinoceros today.

Turkey

Turkey

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Anatomy, zoology
Turkeys are related members of the family Phasianidae, probably the most numerous family of birds in the world.

Turtle and Tortoise

Turtle and Tortoise

Type of animal science: Classification, evolution
Fields of study: Evolutionary science, herpetology, systematics (taxonomy)
Turtles are reptiles with shells that enclose the major body as well as the girdles to which limbs are attached. Shells not only define turtles, but determine by their structure what lifestyle is available to a particular species.

Tyrannosaurus

Tyrannosaurus

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study: Archaeology, evolutionary science, paleontology
The largest terrestrial carnivore, Tyrannosaurus appeared late in the Cretaceous era that ended some sixty-five million years ago.

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