Animals that Start with D


Starting with DA
  1. dabbler
  2. dabchick
  3. dace
  4. dacelo
  5. dachshund
  6. dachsie
  7. dacninae
  8. dactylopiidae
  9. dactylopius
  10. dactylopteridae
  11. dactylopterus
  12. dactyloscopidae
  13. dalmatian
  14. dam
  15. dama
  16. damaliscus
  17. damselfish
  18. damselfly
  19. danaid
  20. danaidae
  21. danaus
  22. daphnia
  23. dark horse
  24. darter
  25. das
  26. dassie
  27. dasyatidae
  28. dasyatis
  29. dasypodidae
  30. dasyprocta
  31. dasyproctidae
  32. dasypus
  33. dasyure
  34. dasyurid
  35. dasyuridae
  36. dasyurus
  37. daubentonia
  38. daubentoniidae
  39. daw
  40. dayfly



Starting with DE
  1. dealfish
  2. deathwatch
  3. decapod
  4. decapoda
  5. decapterus
  6. deer
  7. deerhound
  8. defoliator
  9. deinocheirus
  10. deinonychus
  11. delichon
  12. delphinapterus
  13. delphinidae
  14. delphinus
  15. demoiselle
  16. dendraspis
  17. dendroaspis
  18. dendrocolaptes
  19. dendrocolaptidae
  20. dendroctonus
  21. dendroica
  22. dendrolagus
  23. denisonia
  24. denizen
  25. denticle
  26. dermacentor
  27. dermaptera
  28. dermestidae
  29. dermochelyidae
  30. dermochelys
  31. dermoptera
  32. desmid
  33. desmidiaceae
  34. desmidium
  35. desmodontidae
  36. desmodus
  37. desmograthus
  38. devilfish
  39. devon

Starting with DI
  1. diadophis
  2. dialeurodes
  3. diamondback
  4. diapheromera
  5. diapsid
  6. diapsida
  7. diaspididae
  8. diatom
  9. diatomophyceae
  10. dibranch
  11. dibranchia
  12. dibranchiata
  13. dibranchiate
  14. dicamptodon
  15. dicamptodontid
  16. dicamptodontidae
  17. diceros
  18. dickeybird
  19. dicrostonyx
  20. dictyoptera
  21. dicynodont
  22. dicynodontia
  23. didelphidae
  24. didelphis
  25. difflugia
  26. digitigrade
  27. dihybrid
  28. dimetrodon
  29. dingo
  30. dinoceras
  31. dinocerata
  32. dinocerate
  33. dinoflagellata
  34. dinoflagellate
  35. dinornis
  36. dinornithidae
  37. dinornithiformes
  38. dinosaur
  39. diodon
  40. diodontidae
  41. diomedeidae
  42. diphylla
  43. diplococcus
  44. diplodocus
  45. diploid
  46. diplopoda
  47. dipnoi
  48. dipodidae
  49. dipodomys
  50. dipper
  51. dipsosaurus
  52. diptera
  53. dipteran
  54. dipteron
  55. dipus
  56. discocephali
  57. discoglossidae
  58. diver

Starting with DO
  1. dobbin
  2. doberman
  3. dobson
  4. dobsonfly
  5. dock
  6. doctorfish
  7. dodo
  8. doe
  9. dog
  10. dogfish
  11. doggie
  12. doggy
  13. dogie
  14. dogy
  15. dolichonyx
  16. dolichotis
  17. doliolidae
  18. doliolum
  19. dollarfish
  20. dolphin
  21. dolphinfish
  22. dominick
  23. dominique
  24. donkey
  25. doodlebug
  26. dorbeetle
  27. dorking
  28. dormouse
  29. dory
  30. dorylinae
  31. dotrel
  32. dotterel
  33. douroucouli
  34. dove
  35. dovekie
  36. dowitcher
  37. down



Starting with DR
  1. draco
  2. dracunculidae
  3. dracunculus
  4. dragon
  5. dragonet
  6. dragonfly
  7. drake
  8. drayhorse
  9. dreissena
  10. drepanididae
  11. drepanis
  12. driftfish
  13. drill
  14. dromaeosaur
  15. dromaeosauridae
  16. dromaius
  17. dromedary
  18. drone
  19. drosophila
  20. drosophilidae
  21. drum
  22. drumfish
  23. drymarchon
  24. dryopithecus

Starting with DU
  1. duck
  2. duckbill
  3. duckling
  4. dug
  5. dugong
  6. dugongidae
  7. dulse
  8. dumetella
  9. dun
  10. dunlin
  11. dunnock
  12. duplicidentata
  13. durham
  14. dusicyon

Starting with DY
  1. dysdercus
  2. dytiscidae

Starting with DZ
  1. dziggetai



Animals that Start with D

The categories are of the animals that start with d: Mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. The animals will have their name and next to their name, what species they are, where they inhabit and a description of them. And below the animal and information about it, it an example sentence.

Mammals

Deerhound -very large and tall rough-coated dog bred for hunting deer; known as the royal dog of Scotland.

 

The Scottish Deerhound resembles much of a grey hound dog, but were bred mainly used to hunt down the Red Deer.

 

Desmodontidae – true vampire bats

 

A desmodontidae’s has a special thermoreceptors on its nose that help it find where the blood if flowing in its prey.

 

Diceros – most common species in Africa.

 

A Diceros is so blind it could find a simple butterfly as a threat and charge at it.

 

Dingo -wolflike yellowish-brown wild dog of Australia.

To farmers, a dingo is a pest because it attacks their livestock.

 

Dipodomys – kangaroo rat

 

The dipodmys are not related to a kangaroo, but resemble one because its large hind legs and hop just like a kangaroo.

 

Reptiles

 

Dipsosaurus – desert iguana

 

During the mating season, the dipsosaurus belly, turns into a pinkish color.

 

Draco -a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards.

While the Draco aren’t powered flight, they obtain lift by gliding with the membrane connecting their ribs can be extended to create a wing.

 

Diadophis -a genus of reptiles of the family Colubridae including ringneck snakes.

The diadophis are no threat to humans, but do look threatening when in their unique defense posture; that curls their tail showing their bright red rings on its tail.

 

Diamondback -large deadly rattlesnake with diamond-shaped markings.

Because of their diamond shape pattern, the diamondback snake makes it look aggressive yet, attacks on people are rare.

 

Drymarchon -a genus of Colubridae.

The drymarchon snakes are best known for their glossy black color; and prey on smaller animals then themselves. Even other snakes!

 

Birds

 

Daw -common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery.

The daw, like magpies, will pick up shiny objects that they use hold onto in their nests.

 

Dodo -extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons.

The dodo bird was quickly put to extinction by people because it was hunted very often and easily since it couldn’t fly, nor was it fast.

 

Dolichonyx – bobolinks

 

The dolichonyx is a small bird that lives in northen U.S but migrates to South America.

 

Dovekie -small short-billed auk abundant in Arctic regions.

The dovekie actually migrate south into the northern parts of the Atlantic and breed there, where they usually lay only one egg.

 

Drake -adult male of a wild or domestic duck.

Duck is the more common name for drake, they are related to swans and geese, but can be found in both fresh and sea water.

 

Insects and Critters

 

Dactylopiidae -cochineal insects.

 

The dactylopiidae has been used to make red dye carmine since as early as the 10th century.

 

Danaid -large tropical butterfly with degenerate forelegs and an unpleasant taste.

The Danaid butterfly is a mimic butterfly, the female’s upper side of the wing will mimic that of a Monarch butterfly.

 

Dayfly-slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days.

The dayfly, lives a year in their immature stage, live only a few minutes to a day, depending on the species.

 

Deathwatch -bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death.

The deathwatch beetle, makes a ticking sound to attract mates; it can be heard on summer nights

 

Dendroctonus -genus of small bark beetles destructive especially to mature conifers

 

The dendroctonus is a dark brown beetle, a destructive beetle when it comes to destroying trees.

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