animal (plural animals)

(sciences) A eukaryote of the clade Animalia; a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants).

(loosely) Any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human.
(loosely, colloquial) Any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not fishes, insects, etc.).
(figuratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.
 (informal) A person of a particular type.


A zoo is a place where people can go to see a variety of animals that are kept in enclosures and displayed for the public to view. Zoos typically feature animals from a wide range of habitats and environments, including both terrestrial and aquatic animals. The primary purpose of zoos is to conserve and protect …

Zoo Read More »

Humblot’s sunbird

Humblot’s sunbird is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is endemic to the islands of Grand Comoro and Mohéli in the Comoros. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Nectariniidae Genus: Cinnyris Species:C. humbloti C. humbloti

Phyllonorycter formosella

Phyllonorycter formosella is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is known from the Seychelles. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Infraorder: Heteroneura Family: Gracillariidae Genus: Phyllonorycter Species: P. formosella

Stream and River Deposits

As you possibly already know, the Earth’s surface is constantly eroded by flowing water. After rivers erode rock and soil, they deposit (drop) their load downstream. This process is known as deposition. Rocks and soils deposited by streams are known as “sediments”. Rivers and streams deposit sediment where the speed of the water current decreases. In …

Stream and River Deposits Read More »

Hydrelia rubricosta

Hydrelia rubricosta is a moth in the family Geometridae first described by Hiroshi Inoue in 1982. It is found in Nepal and China. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Geometridae Genus: Hydrelia Species: H. rubricosta

Longhorn beetle

Longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae), often known as long-horned or longicorn beetles, are a huge family of beetles with over 35,000 species documented. The antennae of most species are as long as or longer than the beetle’s body. However, the antennae of certain members of the family are relatively small, making it difficult to identify them from …

Longhorn beetle Read More »

Enotocleptes intermicollis

Enotocleptes intermicollis is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Stephan von Breuning in 1940. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Family: Cerambycidae Genus: Enotocleptes Species: E. intermicollis

Thais melones

Thais melones is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda (unranked): clade Caenogastropodaclade Hypsogastropodaclade Neogastropoda Superfamily: Muricoidea Family: Muricidae Subfamily: Rapaninae Genus: Thais Subgenus: Vasula Species: T. melones

Clivina bolivari

Clivina bolivari is a species of ground beetle in the subfamily Scaritinae. It was described by Barr in 1967. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Carabidae Genus: Clivina Species: C. bolivari