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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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