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List of animals on letter V

Velociraptor

Velociraptor

Type of animal science: Classification, evolution
Fields of study: Anatomy, evolutionary science, paleontology, systematics (taxonomy)
Velociraptors are a group of human-sized theropods (carnivorous dinosaurs) that existed during the Cretaceous era in North America and Asia.

Vertebrates

Vertebrates

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification, reproduction
Fields of study: Anatomy, marine biology, ornithology, zoology
Vertebrates, chordate animals with backbones, include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Although numerically smaller than invertebrates in total population, vertebrates are the largest animals on earth, due to the increased weight-carrying capacity allowed by the spine and endoskeletal system.

Vulture

Vulture

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification, ecology, reproduction
Fields of study: Anatomy, reproductive biology, zoology
Vultures are large, carrion-eating birds, useful ecologically because decomposing carrion might otherwise endanger the health of humans and animals. Vultures live in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa.

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