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Africa is home to the medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal aardvark. Although additional extinct species and genera of Tubulidentata are known, it is the sole surviving species of the order Tubulidentata.
Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is a North American bird of prey. It forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle, which fills the same niche as the bald eagle in the Palearctic, and has two known subspecies.
The Fox Sparrow

The Fox Sparrow

The fox sparrow is a big bird native to the New World. Although some authors divide the species into four, it is the only member of the genus Passerella.
Vampire bats

Vampire bats

Vampire bats, which belong to the Desmodontinae subfamily, are leaf-nosed bats native to Central and South America. Their diet consists of the blood of other animals, a characteristic known as hematophagy.



A member of the class of vertebrate animals known as reptiles, which also includes lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises.


Birds are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates belonging to the family Aves, which are characterized by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a rapid metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a robust yet lightweight skeleton.


A warm-blooded vertebrate animal of a class characterised by the presence of hair or fur, females that release milk for the sustenance of the young, and live birth.


Fish are aquatic, craniate, gill-bearing animals without digitiform appendages on their limbs. This description includes live hagfish, lampreys, cartilaginous and osseous fish, as well as numerous extinct related groups.


Rodents are mammals of the order Rodentia with a single pair of continually growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws. Roughly forty percent of mammal species are rodents.


Moths, moths, and insects are a class of Arthropoda invertebrates with chitinous exoskeletons, three body segments, three pairs of jointed legs, complex stamens, and a pair of proboscis or antennae. The blood-filled bodily cavity is known as a hemocele.


Mustelidae is a family of carnivorous animals, which includes, among others, weasels, badgers, otters, ferrets, martens, minks, and wolverines. Mustelids constitute the largest family in the suborder Caniformia of the order Carnivora and are a diversified group. There are between 66 and 70 species in nine subfamilies.


Crustaceans constitute a broad and diversified taxon of arthropods that includes decapods, seed shrimp, branchiopods, fish lice, krill, remipedes, isopods, barnacles, copepods, amphipods, and mantis shrimp. The crustacean group can be considered a subphylum within the Mandibulata clade.