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WikiProject Animals

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This page is for requesting new animal-related articles be created, or redirects be expanded into articles. To request an existing animal-related article be improved or expanded, see WikiProject Animals/Expansion requests.

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Animal anatomyEdit

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Article Known Sources Redirect
Noseleaf bat's structure on nose
Foreface the part of the head of a quadruped that is in front of the eyes
Hump a feature of various animals which doesn't have a centralised article

Animal behaviorEdit

Article Known Sources Redirect
Animal positions We could do with an equivalent of human positions for animals, focusing on which animals sit, kneel, squat and lie down and in what contexts. It is an interesting subject.--Penbat (talk) 08:02, 21 April 2017 (UTC) Apparently wolves squat when they howl - Squatting position#Grand Howl.
Cleaning behaviour (includes personal and social grooming and cleaner fish and other interspecific cleaning.
Antipredator defenses in mammals See Tim Caro's Antipredator defenses in birds and mammals


Article Known Sources Redirect
American Alsatian
The Blue Layer in New South Wales.
Faunal interchange
Gryphi (class of aquatic vertebrates) timeline of pterosaur research
List of fossorials A fossorial (from Latin fossor, meaning "digger") animal is one adapted to digging which lives primarily, but not solely, underground. Some examples are badgers, naked mole-rats, clams, meerkats, and mole salamanders.
List of land animals that can swim
necrotizing dermatitis in reference to snakes
plant-animal interactions (/animal-plant) (Abrahamson WG (ed.) (1989) Plant–Animal Interactions. New York: McGraw-Hill; Howe HF and Westley LC (1988) Ecological Relationships of Plants and Animals. New York: Oxford University Press.)
primitive vertebrates
Pycnoclavella flava Tunicata
Vertebrate biomechanics Vertebrate Biomechanics and Evolution
Vertebrate evolution (In creation)


For assistance, see WikiProject Fish.

Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
Acanthobunocephalus scruggsi Scruggs' catfish List of organisms named after famous people (born 1900–present)
Ariosoma dolichopterum N/A Ariosoma
Brotula clarkae Pacific bearded brotula, Clark's brotula Gilbert's garden eel
Bunocephalinae (subfamily of catfish) N/A Acanthobunocephalus nicoi
Congermuraena (genus of eel) N/A Bathycongrus aequoreus
Congrellus (genus of eel) N/A Gilbert's garden eel, lined conger
Congromuraena (genus of eel) N/A Gnathophis musteliceps
Echelus polyspondylus many-vertebrae snake eel Echelus
Folipistrix (genus of carpet shark) N/A carpet shark
Lemkea (former(?) genus of eel) N/A Gnathophis heterolinea
Merinthichthys (former genus of eel) N/A Moringua edwardsi
Palaeobrachaelurus (genus of carpet shark) N/A carpet shark
Pisoodonophis (former genus of eel) N/A margined snake eel
Pseudoxenomystax (genus of eel) N/A dubious conger
Rhechias (former genus of eel) blackedge conger, Randall's conger
Sphagebranchus (former genus of eel) N/A Caecula kuro
Thyrsoidea (genus of eel) N/A Muraena augusti
A cladistic tree with all living shark species Sharks N/A


Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
Sphyraena afra Guinean barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena arabiansis Arabian barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena ensis Mexican barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena forsteri bigeye barracuda, Foster's barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena iburiensis barracuda
Sphyraena intermedia intermediate barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena japonica Japanese barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena lucasana Lucas barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena pinguis red barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena putnamae Putnam's barracuda, sawtooth barracuda barracuda
Sphyraena tome barracuda
Sphyraena waitii barracuda


For assistance, see WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles.

Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
Hyla orientalis oriental tree frog Hyla
Hyla perrini Perrin's tree frog Hyla
Hyla swanstoni Swanston's tree frog Hyla
Leptopelis aubreyi Aubrey's tree frog Leptopelis flavomaculatus
Leptopelis grandiceps Leptopelis flavomaculatus
Xenopus allofraseri Xenopus


For assistance, see WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles.

Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
Antaresia papuensis rough-scaled python
Calcarichelys N/A Archelon
Chelospharginae (subfamily of Protostegidae) N/A Archelon
Daohugroupterus wildi timeline of pterosaur research
Diporiphora nobbi coggeri Cogger's nobbi lashtail, Cogger's nobbi Harold Cogger
Haenamichnus uhangriensis timeline of pterosaur research
Laopteryx priscus timeline of pterosaur research
Mastigodryas boddaerti boddaerti (Sentzen, 1796) Mastigodryas boddaerti
Mastigodryas boddaerti dunni (Stuart, 1933) Mastigodryas boddaerti
Mastigodryas boddaerti ruthveni (Stuart, 1933) Mastigodryas boddaerti
Microlophus jacobii Jacob's lava lizard, Santiago lava lizard Microlophus
Nyctisauria N/A Timeline of pterosaur research
Paleollanosaurus N/A Pleurosaurus
Pelecymala N/A Pleurosaurus
Piocormus N/A Pleurosaurus
Protosteginae (subfamily of Protostegidae) N/A Archelon
Pseudalsophis slevini (formerly Antillophis slevini) banded Galápagos snake, Slevin's snake Pseudalsophis, Joseph Richard Slevin#Eponymous taxa
Stephanosaurus marginatus N/A Stephanosaurus
Tingitana anoualae Pleurosaurus


Birds topics now have their own page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds/Article requests. Please put them there.


For assistance, see WikiProject Mammals.

Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
Adianthidae N/A South American native ungulates
Amilnedwardsia N/A South American native ungulates
Andinotoxodon N/A Toxodon
Bos baikalensis Baikal yak
Calchaquitherium N/A Toxodon
Dinotoxodon N/A Toxodon
Eoastrapostylopidae N/A South American native ungulates
Eoastrapostylops N/A South American native ungulates
Equus lenensis (Russ) Lena horse N/A
Genet letabae unknown Genet (animal)
Gyrinodon N/A Toxodon
Hyperoxotodon N/A Toxodon
Ictidosuchidae N/A Baurioidea, Perplexisaurus
Idiopathic head tremor in dogs N/A N/A
Kinkalow N/A Munchkin cat
Kollpaniinae N/A South American native ungulates
Manis pentadactyla pentadactyla Taiwanese pangolin
Formosan pangolin
Nanictidops N/A Baurioidea
Nanictocephalus N/A Baurioidea, Perplexisaurus
Nanictosuchus N/A Baurioidea, Perplexisaurus
Notonychopidae N/A South American native ungulates
Notopterna N/A South American native ungulates
Nyctereutes procyonoides ussuriensis Ussuri raccoon dog Raccoon dog#Subspecies
Ocnerotherium N/A Toxodon
Palyeidodon N/A Toxodon
Pampahippus N/A Toxodon
Panameriungulata N/A South American native ungulates
Paratrigodon N/A Toxodon
Pericotoxodon N/A Toxodon
Pisanodon N/A Toxodon
Posnanskytherium N/A Toxodon
Proadinotherium N/A Toxodon
Protolipternidae N/A South American native ungulates
Scalopognathus N/A Baurioidea, Perplexisaurus
Scaloporhinus N/A Baurioidea, Perplexisaurus
Scaloposuchus N/A Baurioidea, Perplexisaurus
Scottish Kilts N/A Munchkin cat
Skookum (cat) N/A Munchkin cat, Skookum (disambiguation)
Submyotodon caliginosus N/A Lazarus taxon
Submyotodon petersbuchensis N/A Lazarus taxon
Trigonostylopoidae N/A South American native ungulates
Tursiops truncatus ponticus N/A Common bottlenose dolphin
Tursiops truncatus truncatus N/A Common bottlenose dolphin


For assistance, see WikiProject Primates. There are currently no requests in this category.


Arthropods topics now have their own page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Arthropods/Article requests. Please put them there.

In alphabetical order:

Scientific Name Common Name Known Sources Redirect
Acanthobothrium zimmeri
List of organisms named after famous people (born 1900–present)
Acanthobothroides Brooks, 1977
Parasitic worms of the class Actinomyxidia
Amphilimna intersepultosetme
List of organisms named after famous people (born 1950–present)
Belgrandiella boetersi
List of extinct animals of Europe
Bulimulus slevini
Joseph Richard Slevin#Eponymous taxa, Bulimulus
Chrysopilus ferruginosus
Odoiporus longicollis, Chrysopilus
Cystisoma (genus)
hyperiid amphipod [1], [2], [3]
Dinobdella ferox
Eurytrema pancreaticum
Joyeuxiella , Joyeuxiella echinorhynchoides , Joyeuxiella pasqualei A whole genus of tapeworms, pets' parasites. In the German Wikipedia there are articles about de:Joyeuxiella echinorhynchoides and de:Joyeuxiella pasqualei.
Mahasena corbetti Bagworm A common pest of oil palm, Elaeis guineensis
Malo bella Irukandji jellyfish
Olpium and Olpium slevini
Pseudoscorpion Joseph Richard Slevin#Eponymous taxa
Peromedusae (Unknown)
Pharohylaeus lactiferus cloaked bee ; ;
Pteroma pendula Bagworm A common pest of oil palm, Elaeis guineensis
Sepia rugulosa cuttlebone
Trachomedusae (Sub-order)
Sub-order of Trachylina
Trocus (genus) Trocus (also see mention in Moro movement)
Uropodia Odoiporus longicollis
Unclassified? (Ferrea?) Picasso Sponge "A species new to science" (2006); see also [4] [5] [6]
Xylocaris maculipennis
Zoogonus lasius Trematode


taxonomic rank Scientific Name Comments
clade Notochordata
Mabe pearl
Blobicusgorgium - moth genus
Proarticulata (Phylum) Archaeaspinus Fedonkini
PHYLUM Hemichordata, FAMILY Dicranograptidae, GENUS Dicranograptus Dicranograptus Ziczac

PHYLUM Hemichordata, FAMILY Anisograptidae, GENUS Adelograptus Adelograptus Divergens

Macrobiotus shonaicus, I do not any of the info to go with it. Here is the link to the source