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animals that start with Q

Updated: October 11, 2022

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Read below for information on 8 different animals that begin with the letter Q, from quail to quoll. The most popular animal that begins with the letter Q is the quokka. The least popular Q animal is the quoll. Fun facts about animals named after the letter Q include:

  • The quetzal is a colorful bird with a 3-foot tail
  • There are more than 15 different kinds of quail
  • Quokkas are small marsupials found only in parts of Australia and nearby islands

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quagga

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
Perissodactyla
family
Marco
belongs to
Equus
scientific name
†Equus quagga

Fun fact: The quagga is a subspecies of the plains zebra.

The quagga became extinct more than 130 years ago. The quagga is a subspecies of the zebra that existed until the end of the 19th century. They have a unique striped pattern compared to other zebras, so their skin is very sought after by humans. The term quagga was used for all zebras. At another time, quagga […] read more


clams

kingdom
animal world
Door
shellfish
class
bivalves
Order
Venus
family
snake family
belongs to
Mercenary Corps
scientific name
mercenary mercenary

Fun fact: Their hinged shells protect their soft bodies

The clam is an edible marine saltwater invertebrate found mainly along the Atlantic coast of North America. They prefer the shallow inland waters of bays and estuaries. Strong muscles control their hinged shells, which open and close at will. These clams have mild, sweet, salty flesh with a firm texture. […] read more

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quail

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Galliformes
family
Phasianidae
belongs to
quail
scientific name
quail

Fun Fact: Inhabits woodland and forested areas all over the world!

Quails are known for their plumage and distinctive calls. Quails are plump, short-necked game birds whose natural range includes large areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. They also inhabit South America and Australia to a lesser extent. Some species have been domesticated and raised on farms for their meat and eggs. Otherwise, […] read more


queen snake

Fun fact: Queen snakes have armor-like scales on top of their heads

The King Snake concludes "The King Snake plays a very important role in the food web, controlling crayfish populations and being a food source for many terrestrial, aquatic and winged organisms." Queen snakes are docile, non-venomous semi-aquatic snakes found in Found in temperate regions of the United States and southern Ontario, Canada, in the eastern […] read more


Quetzal

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Aves
Order
Acanthidae
family
Iguana
belongs to
Pharomachrus, Euptilotis
scientific name
Pharomachrus, Euptilotis

Fun fact: the tail feathers of males can be as long as 1 meter!

Key Point: The quetzal is native to the rainforests of Central America. Widely considered one of the most beautiful birds in the world, the quetzal is famous for its male tail feathers. The quetzal was considered a sacred bird by the Aztecs and Incas. Unknown is the good flyer – the quetzal mainly hops between branches, […] read more


Fengshen

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
Order
Pterosaurs
family
Azdako
belongs to
wind god
scientific name
Fengshen
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Fun fact: Quetzalcoatlus northropi is one of the largest flying animals ever discovered

Quetzalcoatlus northropi was an extinct pterosaur (a flying reptile) that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous period. Although body sizes vary across species, the genus Quetzalcoatl includes some of the largest flying creatures ever discovered. It belongs to the group of advanced flying reptiles characterized by a toothless jaw and often long, stiff […] read more


quokka

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
Diprotodent
family
Macropod
belongs to
Setonics
scientific name
catfish

Fun Fact: Run the track in the long grass!

Classification and evolution The quokka is a small marsupial that lives in parts of southwestern Australia and on two nearby islands in the Indian Ocean. One of the smallest wallabies in the world, the quokka has a short, almost hairless tail and small hind limbs […]


quoll

kingdom
animal world
Door
chordate
class
Mammalia
Order
Dragon shape
family
Catfish family
belongs to
Dashrus
scientific name
little civet

Fun Fact: Found all over Australia and Papua New Guinea!

The quoll may appear small and timid, but its modest size belies a fearsome disposition. Except in Australia and New Guinea, the quoll is one of many unique marsupials. Like many other marsupials, including kangaroos, the evolution of quolls has been influenced by the geographic isolation and diversity of the region. But […] read more


List of animals starting with Q

Animals beginning with the letter q, including quetzals and quokkas

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