HyperDic: animal_order

English > 1 sense of the expression animal order:
NOUNanimalanimal orderthe order of animals
English > animal order: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningThe order of animals.
Member ofAnimalia, kingdom Animalia, animal kingdomtaxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
NarrowerAcanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygiiteleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
Acarina, order Acarinamites and ticks
Actiniaria, order Actiniaria, Actinaria, order Actinariasea anemones
Actinomycetales, order Actinomycetalesfilamentous or rod-shaped bacteria
Actinomyxidia, order Actinomyxidiaparasites of worms
Aepyorniformes, order Aepyorniformeshuge extinct flightless birds
Alcyonacea, suborder AlcyonaceaComprising the soft corals
Alcyonaria, order Alcyonariacorals and sea anemones having eight branches
Amoebida, order Amoebida, Amoebina, order AmoebinaThe animal order including amoebas
Amphipoda, order Amphipodasmall flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans
Anacanthini, order Anacanthiniat least partially equivalent to the order Gadiformes in some classifications
Anaspida, order AnaspidaExtinct order of jawless vertebrates
Anguilliformes, order Anguilliformes, order Apodeselongate fishes with pelvic ... / pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced
Anisoptera, suborder Anisopteradragonflies
Anoplura, order Anoplurasucking lice
Anostraca, order Anostracasmall aquatic crustaceans lacking a carapace
Anseres, suborder AnseresUsed in some especially older classifications
Anseriformes, order Anseriformesducks
Anthropoidea, suborder Anthropoideamonkeys
Apodiformes, order Apodiformesswifts
Apterygiformes, order ApterygiformesA ratite bird order
Araneae, order Araneae, Araneida, order Araneidaspiders
Artiodactyla, order ArtiodactylaAn order of hooved mammals of the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and members of the suborder Ruminantia) having an even number of functional toes
Belemnoidea, order BelemnoideaOrder of extinct dibranchiate cephalopods related to the surviving spirulas
Berycomorphi, order BerycomorphiAn order of spiny-finned fish in the superorder Acanthopterygii
Blattodea, suborder Blattodea, Blattaria, suborder Blattariacockroaches
Blennioidea, suborder Blennioideablennies
Brachyura, suborder BrachyuraAn order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface
Branchiura, order Branchiuracopepods with suctorial mouthparts
Caprimulgiformes, order Caprimulgiformesgoatsuckers
Carnivora, order Carnivoracats
Carnosaura, suborder Carnosauralargest carnivorous land animals ever known
Casuariiformes, order CasuariiformesA ratite bird order
Ceratopsia, suborder Ceratopsiahorned dinosaurs
Cestida, order Cestidactenophore having short tentacles
Cetacea, order CetaceaAn order of Eutheria
Charadrii, suborder Charadriishorebirds
Charadriiformes, order Charadriiformeslarge diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters
Chelonethida, order Chelonethida, Pseudoscorpionida, order Pseudoscorpionida, Pseudoscorpiones, order Pseudoscorpionesfalse scorpions
Chelonia, order Chelonia, Testudinata, order Testudinata, Testudines, order Testudinestortoises and turtles
Chiroptera, order ChiropteraAn old order dating to early Eocene
Ciconiiformes, order CiconiiformesOrder of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet
Clamatores, suborder ClamatoresUsed in some classification systems
Coccidia, order CoccidiaAn order in the subclass Telosporidia
Coleoptera, order Coleopterabeetles
Collembola, order Collembolaminute wingless arthropods
Columbiformes, order Columbiformessand grouse
Conodonta, order Conodonta, Conodontophorida, order ConodontophoridaExtinct order of primitive vertebrates
Coraciiformes, order Coraciiformesrollers
Crocodylia, order Crocodylia, Crocodilia, order Crocodiliacrocodiles
Cuculiformes, order Cuculiformescuckoos
Cyclostomata, order CyclostomataPrimitive jawless aquatic vertebrate
Cydippida, order Cydippida, Cydippidea, order Cydippidea, Cydippea, order Cydippeactenophores having two long pinnate tentacles
Cypriniformes, order CypriniformesAn order of animals including almost entirely freshwater fishes
Decapoda, order Decapodalobsters
Decapoda, order Decapodasquids and cuttlefishes
Dermaptera, order Dermapteraearwigs and a few related forms
Dermoptera, order Dermopteraflying lemurs
Dictyoptera, order DictyopteraIn some classifications replaced by the orders (here suborders) Blattodea (cockroaches) and Manteodea (mantids)
Dinocerata, order Dinoceratasmall order of primitive ungulates of the Paleocene and Eocene
Dinoflagellata, order Dinoflagellata, Cilioflagellata, order CilioflagellataIn some classifications considered a phylum of the kingdom Protista
Dinornithiformes, order DinornithiformesA ratite bird order
Diptera, order DipteraA large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths
Discocephali, order Discocephalismall order of fishes comprising the remoras
Edentata, order EdentataOrder of mammals having few or no teeth including
Embioptera, order Embioptera, Embiodea, order Embiodeaweb spinners
Ephemeroptera, order Ephemeroptera, Ephemerida, order Ephemeridamayflies
Eubacteriales, order EubacterialesOne of two usually recognized orders of true bacteria
Euphausiacea, order Euphausiaceasmall commonly luminescent crustaceans
Euronithopoda, suborder Euronithopoda, euronithopod, Ornithopoda, suborder Ornithopodawidespread group including duck-billed dinosaurs and their early relatives (hadrosaurs, trachodon and iguanodon)
Eurylaimi, suborder Eurylaimibroadbills
Eurypterida, order EurypteridaExtinct aquatic arthropods of the Paleozoic
Exocycloida, order ExocycloidaFlat sea urchins
Falconiformes, order Falconiformeschiefly diurnal carnivorous birds having hooked beaks and long talons with opposable hind toe
Foraminifera, order Foraminiferaforaminifers
Fucales, order Fucalescoextensive with the family Fucaceae
Gadiformes, order Gadiformescods, haddocks, grenadiers
Galliformes, order Galliformespheasants
Ganoidei, order GanoideiA group of mostly extinct primitive bony fishes characterized by armor-like bony scales
Gaviiformes, order Gaviiformeslarge aquatic birds
Geophilomorpha, order Geophilomorphasmall elongate centipedes living in soil and under stones / stones and having more than 30 pairs of legs
Gorgonacea, suborder Gorgonacea, Gorgoniacea, suborder Gorgoniaceared corals and sea fans
Gregarinida, order GregarinidaAn order in the subclass Telosporidia
Gruiformes, order Gruiformesinland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food
Gymnophiona, order GymnophionaAn order of amphibians including caecilians
Haemosporidia, order HaemosporidiaAn order in the subclass Telosporidia
Haplosporidia, order HaplosporidiaAn order in the subclass Acnidosporidia
Heliozoa, order HeliozoaMostly freshwater protozoa
Hemiptera, order Hemipteraplant bugs
Heteroptera, suborder Heteropteratrue bugs
Heterosomata, order Heterosomata, order Pleuronectiformesflatfishes
Heterostraci, suborder HeterostraciExtinct group of armored jawless ... / jawless fishes or fish-like vertebrate
Homoptera, suborder Homopteraplant lice (aphids)
Hymenoptera, order HymenopteraAn order of insects including
Hypermastigina, order Hypermastiginacellulose-producing flagellates
Hyracoidea, order Hyracoideahyraxes and some extinct animals
Hystricomorpha, suborder HystricomorphaAn order of rodents including
Ichthyosauria, order IchthyosauriaExtinct marine reptiles
Ictodosauria, order IctodosauriaExtinct reptiles of the later Triassic period
Insectivora, order Insectivorashrews
Insessores, order Insessores, perching bird, percherA bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches)
Isopoda, order Isopodawoodlice
Isoptera, order IsopteraOrder of social insects that live in colonies, including
Isospondyli, order IsospondyliMost primitive teleost fishes
Labyrinthodontia, superorder Labyrinthodontia, Labyrinthodonta, superorder LabyrinthodontaExtinct amphibians typically resembling heavy-bodied salamanders or crocodiles and having a solid flattened skull and conical teeth
Lagomorpha, order Lagomorpharabbits
Lari, suborder Larigulls
Lemuroidea, suborder LemuroideaLemuridae
Lepidoptera, order Lepidopteramoths and butterflies
Limicolae, suborder LimicolaeTerm used in some classifications for migratory shorebirds
Lipotyphla, suborder Lipotyphlamoles
Lobata, order Lobatactenophore having tentacles only in the immature stage / stage
Loricata, order Loricataformer name for the order Crocodylia
Madreporaria, order Madreporariastony corals
Malacopterygii, superorder MalacopterygiiAn extensive group of teleost fishes having fins supported by flexible cartilaginous rays
Mallophaga, order Mallophagabiting lice
Maniraptora, suborder ManiraptoraAdvanced theropods including oviraptorids and dromaeosaurs and possibly even modern birds
Manteodea, suborder Manteodeamantises
Mantophasmatodea, order mantophasmatodeaAn order of insect identified in 2002 in a 45 million year old piece of amber from the Baltic region
Marginocephalia, suborder Marginocephalia, marginocephalianIncludes boneheaded (pachycephalosaurs) and horned (ceratopsian) dinosaurs
Marsupialia, order Marsupialiacoextensive with the subclass Metatheria
Mecoptera, order MecopteraAn order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip
Megachiroptera, suborder Megachiropterafruit bats
Megaloptera, suborder MegalopteraIn some classifications considered a separate order
Menotyphla, suborder MenotyphlaElephant shrews
Menurae, suborder Menuraelyrebirds and scrubbirds
Microchiroptera, suborder MicrochiropteraMost of the bats in the world
Monotremata, order Monotrematacoextensive with the subclass Prototheria
Mugiloidea, suborder Mugiloideafishes distinguished by abdominal pelvic fins
Myaceae, order Myaceaeclams
Mycoplasmatales, order Mycoplasmatalescoextensive with the family Mycoplasmataceae
Mycrosporidia, order MycrosporidiaAn order in the subclass Cnidosporidia
Myomorpha, suborder Myomorphatrue rats and mice and related rodents
Mysidacea, order Mysidaceaopossum shrimp
Mysticeti, suborder Mysticetibaleen whales
Myxiniformes, suborder Myxiniformes, Hyperotreta, suborder Hyperotreta, Myxinoidei, Myxinoidea, suborder Myxinoideihagfishes as distinguished from lampreys
Myxosporidia, order MyxosporidiaAn order in the subclass Cnidosporidia
Natantia, suborder Natantiashrimp
Nematocera, suborder Nematoceramosquitoes
Neuroptera, order NeuropteraAn order of insects including
Nothosauria, suborder NothosauriaA suborder of Sauropterygia
Notostraca, order Notostracasmall freshwater crustaceans with a shield-shaped carapace
Nudibranchia, order NudibranchiaComprising numerous marine gastropod mollusks lacking a shell in the adult state and usually having a body like a slug
Octopoda, order Octopodaoctopuses and paper nautilus
Odonata, order Odonatadragonflies and damselflies
Odontoceti, suborder Odontocetitoothed whales
Ornithischia, order OrnithischiaExtinct terrestrial / terrestrial reptiles having bird-like pelvises
Ornithomimida, suborder Ornithomimidalightly built medium-size theropods
Orthoptera, order Orthopteragrasshoppers and locusts
Oscines, suborder Oscines, Passeres, suborder PasseresTwo names for the suborder of typical songbirds
Osteoglossiformes, Order Osteoglossiformesteleost fish with bony tongues
Osteostraci, suborder Osteostraci, Cephalaspida, suborder CephalaspidaExtinct group of armored fish-like vertebrates
Ostracodermi, order OstracodermiExtinct group of armored jawless vertebrates
Otides, suborder Otidesterrestrial game birds of the Old World and Australia
Passeriformes, order Passeriformeslargest order of birds comprising about half the known species
Pectinibranchia, order Pectinibranchialarge order of gastropods comprising univalve mollusks that have a single gill resembling a comb
Pediculati, order Pediculatianglers and batfishes
Pedipalpi, order Pedipalpi, Uropygi, order Uropygiwhip scorpions
Pelecaniformes, order Pelecaniformespelicans
Pelycosauria, order Pelycosauriaedaphosaurus
Perciformes, order Perciformes, Percomorphi, order PercomorphiOne of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water
Percoidea, suborder PercoideaIn some classifications nearly or exactly equivalent to the Perciformes which are considered a suborder
Perissodactyla, order Perissodactylanonruminant ungulates
Petromyzoniformes, suborder Petromyzoniformes, Hyperoartia, suborder Hyperoartialampreys as distinguished from hagfishes
Phalangida, order Phalangida, Opiliones, order Opilionesharvestmen
Phasmida, order Phasmida, Phasmatodea, order PhasmatodeaIn some classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera
Pholidota, order Pholidotapangolins
Picariae, order PicariaeTerm used in some classifications as nearly equivalent to the order Coraciiformes
Piciformes, order Piciformeswoodpeckers
Pinnipedia, suborder Pinnipediaseals
Platyctenea, order PlatycteneaAn order of Tentaculata
Plecoptera, order Plecopterastoneflies
Plectognathi, order Plectognathi, order Tetraodontiformesboxfishes
Plesiosauria, suborder PlesiosauriaAny of the plesiosaurs
Podicipitiformes, order Podicipitiformes, Podicipediformes, order Podicipediformes, Colymbiformes, order Colymbiformesgrebes
Polymastigina, order Polymastiginasmall usually parasitic flagellates
Primates, order PrimatesAn animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
Proboscidea, order ProboscideaAn order of animals including elephants and mammoths
Procellariiformes, order Procellariiformespetrels
Prosauropoda, suborder ProsauropodaThe earliest known dinosaurs
Prosimii, suborder Prosimiinot used in all classifications
Protura, order Proturaminute wingless arthropods
Pseudomonadales, order PseudomonadalesOne of two usually recognized orders of true bacteria
Psittaciformes, order PsittaciformesAn order of birds including parrots and amazons and cockatoos and lorikeets and lories and macaws and parakeets
Psocoptera, order Psocoptera, Corrodentia, order CorrodentiaAn order of insects
Pterosauria, order PterosauriaExtinct flying reptiles
Pulmonata, order Pulmonatalarge order of gastropods usually breathing by means of a lung-like sac comprising most land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails
Pycnogonida, order Pycnogonidasea spiders
Radiolaria, order Radiolariamarine protozoa
Rajiformes, order Rajiformes, Batoidei, order Batoideifish with dorsoventrally flattened bodies
Raptores, order RaptoresTerm used in former classifications
Ratitae, superorder RatitaeUsed in former classifications to include all ratite bird orders
Reptantia, suborder Reptantialobsters
Rheiformes, order RheiformesA ratite bird order
Rhynchocephalia, order Rhynchocephaliatuataras
Rickettsiales, order Rickettsialespleomorphic Gram-negative microorganisms
Rodentia, order Rodentiasmall gnawing animals
Ruminantia, suborder Ruminantiacattle
Salientia, order Salientia, Anura, order Anura, Batrachia, order Batrachiafrogs, toads, tree toads
Sarcosporidia, order Sarcosporidiaimperfectly known parasites of the muscles of vertebrates
Sauria, suborder Sauria, Lacertilia, suborder Lacertiliatrue lizards
Saurischia, order SaurischiaExtinct terrestrial / terrestrial reptiles
Sauropoda, suborder SauropodaAny of the sauropod dinosaurs
Sauropodomorpha, suborder Sauropodomorphagigantic herbivorous dinosaurs having huge bodies with long necks and small heads
Sauropterygia, order SauropterygiaExtinct marine reptiles
Scandentia, order ScandentiaA small order comprising only the tree shrews
SchizopodaIn former classifications a division of Malacostraca
Sciuromorpha, suborder Sciuromorphalarge more or less primitive rodents
Scleroparei, order Scleropareiscorpionfishes
Scombroidea, suborder Scombroideamackerels
Scorpaenoidea, suborder Scorpaenoideamail-cheeked fishes
Scorpionida, order Scorpionidatrue scorpions
Serpentes, suborder Serpentes, Ophidia, suborder Ophidiasnakes
Siluriformes, order SiluriformesAn order of fish belonging to the superorder Malacopterygii including catfishes
Siphonaptera, order Siphonapterafleas
Siphonophora, order Siphonophoramarine colonial hydrozoans
Sirenia, order SireniaAn animal order including
Solenichthyes, order Solenichthyesbellows fishes
Solenogastres, order Solenogastres, Aplacophora, order AplacophoraAn order of Amphineura
Spatangoida, order Spatangoidaheart-shaped sea urchins
Sphenisciformes, order Sphenisciformespenguins
Spirochaetales, order SpirochaetalesHigher bacteria
Squamata, order Squamatadiapsid reptiles
Stegocephalia, order StegocephaliaIn former classifications a division of class Amphibia comprising all pre-Jurassic and some later extinct large salamandriform amphibia
Stereospondyli, order Stereospondyliformerly a suborder of Stegocephalia
Stomatopoda, order Stomatopodamantis shrimps
Strepsirhini, suborder StrepsirhiniIn some classifications either coextensive with the Lemuroidea or comprising the true lemurs
Strigiformes, order Strigiformesowls
Struthioniformes, order StruthioniformesA ratite bird order
Synentognathi, order SynentognathiOrder of fishes having spineless fins
Tarsioidea, suborder TarsioideaIn some classifications assigned to the suborder Prosimii
Temnospondyli, order Temnospondyliformerly a suborder of Stegocephalia
Testacea, order Testaceatestacean rhizopods
Thecodontia, order ThecodontiaExtinct terrestrial / terrestrial reptiles having teeth set in sockets
Therapsida, order TherapsidaExtinct mammal-like reptiles found inhabiting all continents from the mid Permian to late Triassic
Theropoda, suborder Theropodacarnivorous saurischian dinosaurs with short forelimbs
Thyreophora, suborder Thyreophora, thyreophoranarmored dinosaurs
Thysanoptera, order Thysanopterathrips
Thysanura, order Thysanurafirebrats
Tinamiformes, order Tinamiformescoextensive with the family Tinamidae
Torpediniformes, order Torpediniformesrays with bodies shaped like torpedoes
Trichoptera, order TrichopteraAn order of insects consisting of caddis flies
Trogoniformes, order Trogoniformestrogons
Tubulidentata, order TubulidentataAn order of Eutheria
Tyranni, suborder TyranniNew World flycatchers
Urodella, order Urodella, Caudata, order Caudatasalamanders
Xenarthra, suborder Xenarthraarmadillos
Xiphosura, order Xiphosurahorseshoe crabs and extinct forms
Zeomorphi, order Zeomorphidories
Zygnematales, order Zygnematales, Zygnemales, order Zygnemalespond scums
Zygoptera, suborder Zygopteradamselflies
order Myxobacteria, Myxobacterales, order Myxobacterales, Myxobacteriales, order MyxobacterialesAn order of higher bacteria
suborder CeratosauraPrimitive saurischian dinosaurs
suborder Pachycephalosaurusboneheaded dinosaurs
Broaderorder(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families
Spanishanimales
Catalananimals, ordre d'animals

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