CAMEL

Originally posted on The Animal Life of Terrestrial Habitat:
A camel is an even-toed ungulate in the genus Camelus that bears distinctive fatty deposits known as “humps” on its back. Camels have long been domesticated and, as livestock, they provide food (milk and meat) and textiles (fiber and felt from hair). As working animals, camels—which are uniquely suited to their desert habitats—are a vital means…

SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN

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The Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) is one of the three species of orangutans. Found only in the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, it is rarer than the Bornean orangutan but more common than the recently identified Tapanuli orangutan, also of Sumatra. Its common name is based on two separate local words,…

GLYPTODON

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? Glyptodon (from Greek for “grooved or carved tooth”: γλυπτός “sculptured” and ὀδοντ-, ὀδούς “tooth”) was a genus of large, heavily armored mammals of the subfamily Glyptodontinae (glyptodonts or glyptodontines) – relatives of armadillos – that lived during the Pleistocene epoch. It was roughly the same size and weight as a Volkswagen Beetle, though flatter in shape. With its…

SIBERIAN TIGER

    Introduction The Siberian tiger is a Panthera tigris tigris population in the Russian Far East and Northeast China, and possibly North Korea. It once ranged throughout the Korean Peninsula, north China, Russian Far East, and eastern Mongolia. Today, this population inhabits mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region in southwest Primorye Province in the Russian Far East. In 2005, there were 331–393 adult and subadult Siberian tigers in this … More SIBERIAN TIGER

AMERICAN MOUNTAIN DEER

    Odocoileus lucasi (historically Navahoceros fricki), known commonly as the American mountain deer, is an extinct species of North American deer. Kurten described a species he called Navahoceros fricki in 1975. However, his analysis has been questioned on technical grounds and new paleontological data. Kurten’s analysis was based on averages of length of dissociated bones (samples sizes 9–52), without … More AMERICAN MOUNTAIN DEER

BADGER

  Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the families Mustelidae (which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and ferrets), and Mephitidae (which also includes the skunks). Badgers are a polyphyletic grouping, and are not a natural taxonomic grouping: badgers are united by possession of a squat body adapted for fossorial activity. All belong to the caniform suborder of carnivoran mammals. The 11 species of mustelid badgers are grouped in four subfamilies: Melinae (4 species, including the European badger), Helictidinae … More BADGER

ADDAX

  The Addax (Addax nasomaculatus), also known as the white antelope or screwhorn antelope, is an antelope specie of the genus Addax, of the Sahara desert. Henri de Blainville first scientifically described the species in 1816. As can be understood by its alternative name, this pale antelope has long, twisted horns – typically 55 to 80 cm in females and 70 to 85 cm in males. Males … More ADDAX

WILD TURKEY

  The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is an upland ground bird native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of wild turkey (not the related ocellated turkey). Although native to North America, the turkey … More WILD TURKEY

MARSUPIAL LION

  The marsupial lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) is an extinct species of carnivorous marsupial mammal that lived in Australia from the early to the late Pleistocene (1,600,000–46,000 years ago). Despite its name, it is not closely related to the lion, but is a member of the order Diprotodontia, one of the taxonomic groups of Australian marsupials. The marsupial lion is the largest meat-eating mammal known to have ever existed in Australia, and one of the largest marsupial … More MARSUPIAL LION

CHIMPANZEE

  The chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the common chimpanzee, robust chimpanzee, or simply “chimp”, is a species of great ape native to the forests and savannahs of tropical Africa. It has four confirmed subspecies and a fifth proposed subspecies. The chimpanzee and the closely related bonobo (sometimes called the “pygmy chimpanzee”) are classified in the genus Pan. Evidence from fossils and DNA sequencing … More CHIMPANZEE