The American marten (Martes americana) is a North American member of the Mustelidae family, sometimes referred to as the Pine Marten. The term Pine Marten is also used to refer to a separate Martes species from Europe. It differs from the fisher (Martes pennanti) in that it is smaller in size, has a pelage which is usually brown with an irregularly shaped chest-patch that is lighter in color.

American Marten

The American marten (Martes americana) is a North American member of the Mustelidae family, sometimes…

A martlet is a heraldic charge depicting a mythical bird, similar in appearance to the swallow, but with short tufts of feathers in the place of legs (swifts have such small legs that they were believed to have none at all).

Martlet

A martlet is a heraldic charge depicting a mythical bird, similar in appearance to the swallow, but…

The largest extant species in the deer family.

American Moose

The largest extant species in the deer family.

An illustration of a mother and two children sitting at a dinner table with a large turkey in front of them.

Mother & Children at Table with Turkey

An illustration of a mother and two children sitting at a dinner table with a large turkey in front…

An illustration of a mother holding a child to look at a bird in a cage.

Mother Holding Child to Look at Bird in Cage

An illustration of a mother holding a child to look at a bird in a cage.

The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like birds with small heads and large feet in the family Megapodiidae. Their name literally means large foot and is a reference to the heavy legs and feet typical of these terrestrial birds. All are browsers, all but the Malleefowl occupy wooded habitats, and most are brown or black colored. Megapodes are superprecocial, hatching from their eggs in the most mature condition of any birds. They hatch with open eyes, with bodily coordination and strength, with full wing feathers and downy body feathers, able to run, pursue prey, and, in some species, fly on the same day they hatch.

Mound-builders

The megapodes, also known as incubator birds or mound-builders, are stocky, medium-large chicken-like…

The animal life of Assyria was extremely varied. This image depicts a mule from this area.

Assyrian Mule

The animal life of Assyria was extremely varied. This image depicts a mule from this area.

The superficial muscles in a horse.

Horse Muscles

The superficial muscles in a horse.

This is an illustration of "The Arabian Nights" by artist J.D. Batten. It is a collection of pre-Islamic folk tales. This drawing seems to depict a man being attacked by an animal in a human form.

The Arabian Nights

This is an illustration of "The Arabian Nights" by artist J.D. Batten. It is a collection of pre-Islamic…

An ostrich being pursued by a hunter.

Ostrich

An ostrich being pursued by a hunter.

"Shows the powerful legs, small feet, and rudimentary wings of the bird; the obliquity at which the bones of the legs and wings are placed, and the comparatively small angles which two bones make at their point of junction."—Pettigrew, 1857

Skeleton of Ostrich

"Shows the powerful legs, small feet, and rudimentary wings of the bird; the obliquity at which the…

Coasting otters.

Otters Coasting

Coasting otters.

An illustration of an owl.

Owl

An illustration of an owl.

"The red-legged partridge with wings fully extended as in rapid flight."—Pettigrew, 1874

Red-Legged Partridge

"The red-legged partridge with wings fully extended as in rapid flight."—Pettigrew, 1874

An illustration of a pig walking away from a fruit tree.

Pig Walking Away From Fruit Tree

An illustration of a pig walking away from a fruit tree.

A rare breed of pig originating from Britain.

Berkshire Pig

A rare breed of pig originating from Britain.

A species of rodent that is commonly found as a household pet.

Guinea Pig

A species of rodent that is commonly found as a household pet.

"The Pigeon flying downwards and turning prior to alighting. The pigeon expands its tail both in ascending and descending."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Pigeon

"The Pigeon flying downwards and turning prior to alighting. The pigeon expands its tail both in ascending…

"The Red-headed Pochard in the acting of dropping upon water; the head and body being inclined upwards and forwards, the feet expanded, and the wings delivering vigorous short strokes in a downward and forward direction."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Red-Headed Pochard

"The Red-headed Pochard in the acting of dropping upon water; the head and body being inclined upwards…

A small cetacean that is related to whales and dolphins.

The Porpoise

A small cetacean that is related to whales and dolphins.

A genus of animal that contains the cougar and jaguarundi.

Puma

A genus of animal that contains the cougar and jaguarundi.

An extinct subspecies of the zebra.

Quagga

An extinct subspecies of the zebra.

An illustration of a rabbit scratching its nose.

Rabbit Scratching Nose

An illustration of a rabbit scratching its nose.

A nocturnal, omnivorous mammal.

Raccoon

A nocturnal, omnivorous mammal.

A hay rake is an agricultural rake used to collect cut hay into windrows for later collection. It is also designed to fluff up the hay and turn it over so that it may dry. A hay rake may be mechanized, drawn by a tractor or draft animals, or it may be a hand tool.

Horse Hay Rake

A hay rake is an agricultural rake used to collect cut hay into windrows for later collection. It is…

A brown rat eating a carrot.

Brown Rat

A brown rat eating a carrot.

Also known as the caribou. It is part of the deer family, commonly found in the Artic and Subartic.

Reindeer

Also known as the caribou. It is part of the deer family, commonly found in the Artic and Subartic.

King Noble the lion listens to Reynard's story at the court.

Reynard the Fox: King Noble

King Noble the lion listens to Reynard's story at the court.

Echlanis macrura is a species of rotifer, a microscopic planktonic animal.

Rotifer

Echlanis macrura is a species of rotifer, a microscopic planktonic animal.

The Stilt Sandpiper, Micropalama himantopus or Calidris himantopus, is a small shorebird. The Stilt Sandpiper breeds in the open arctic tundra of North America It is a very long-distance migrant, wintering mainly in South America. It occurs as a rare vagrant to western Europe.This species nests on the ground, laying three or four eggs. The male has a display flight. Outside the breeding season, this bird is normally found on inland waters, rather than open coasts.

Stilt Sandpiper

The Stilt Sandpiper, Micropalama himantopus or Calidris himantopus, is a small shorebird. The Stilt…

A coastal sea lion of western North America.

California Sea Lion

A coastal sea lion of western North America.

The Sea-Fir (Sertularia tubitheca) is mistaken as a plant but is actual a hydrozoan animal of the phylum Cnidaria.

Sea-Fir

The Sea-Fir (Sertularia tubitheca) is mistaken as a plant but is actual a hydrozoan animal of the phylum…

An illustration of a black seadevil with a fish in its stomach. Black seadevils are small, deep-sea lophiiform fish comprising the family Melanocetidae. There are five known species (with only two given common names), all within the genus Melanocetus. They are found in tropical to temperate waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean, with one species known only from the Ross Sea.

Black Sea Devil with Fish in Stomach

An illustration of a black seadevil with a fish in its stomach. Black seadevils are small, deep-sea…

"The seal, adapted principally for water. The extremities are larger than in the porpoise and manatee."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Seal

"The seal, adapted principally for water. The extremities are larger than in the porpoise and manatee."—Pettigrew,…

"Foot of the seal, which opens and closes in the act of natation, the organ being folded upon itself during the non-effective or return stroke, and expanded during the effective or forward stroke. Due advantage is taken of this arrangement by the seal when swimming, the animal rotating on its long axis, so as to present the lower portion of the body and the feet obliquely to the water during the return stroke, and the flat, or the greatest available surface of both, during the effective or forward stroke."—Pettigrew, 1874

Foot of Seal

"Foot of the seal, which opens and closes in the act of natation, the organ being folded upon itself…

"Argent, a serpent crowned, or, vorant a (person). VORANT. Swallowing or devouring: any animal, in a charge, devouring another creature." -Hall, 1862

Serpent Vorant

"Argent, a serpent crowned, or, vorant a (person). VORANT. Swallowing or devouring: any animal, in a…

The foot of a tiger with a sheathed claw.

Sheathed Tiger Foot

The foot of a tiger with a sheathed claw.

An illustration of a ewe, female sheep.

Sheep (Ewe)

An illustration of a ewe, female sheep.

A species of sheep with large horns.

Rocky Mountain Big-Horn

A species of sheep with large horns.

An illustration of a ten month old Merino ram.

Merino Ram

An illustration of a ten month old Merino ram.

An influential breed of sheep prized for its wool.

Merino Sheep

An influential breed of sheep prized for its wool.

A small British sheep raised primarily for meat.

Southdown Sheep

A small British sheep raised primarily for meat.

The American Water Shrew (Sorex palustris) is a small mammal in the Soricidae family of shrews that is found in aquatic habitats.

American Water Shrew

The American Water Shrew (Sorex palustris) is a small mammal in the Soricidae family of shrews that…

The part of the limb upon which an animal stands when resting. A comparison of the foot in various animals brings out many interesting modifications.

Skeletal Feet

The part of the limb upon which an animal stands when resting. A comparison of the foot in various animals…

"'Exulting in the tawny covering of a she-wolf, such as his foster-parent was.' Alluding to the custom on the part of the ancient heroes of arraying themselves in the skins of wild animals, in order to strike more terror into the foe and of either making a part of the hide answer the purposes of a helmet, or decking the helmet with it, <em>Genetricis</em>." — Anthon, 1891

Greek soldiers

"'Exulting in the tawny covering of a she-wolf, such as his foster-parent was.' Alluding to the custom…

Two breeds of dog, a Spitz and Collie.

Spitz and Collie

Two breeds of dog, a Spitz and Collie.

A medium-sized brown and white gazelle.

African Springbok

A medium-sized brown and white gazelle.

An illustration of a squirrel wearing a robe and holding a candle standing near a four poster bed.

Squirrel Wearing Robe and Holding Candle Near Bed

An illustration of a squirrel wearing a robe and holding a candle standing near a four poster bed.

A tree squirrel.

Gray Squirrel

A tree squirrel.

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

Stag Lodged

"LODGED. A stag sitting on the ground with its head erect, is said to be lodged." -Hall, 1862

"Argent, a stag proper, tripping. TRIPPING. The motion of deer, between running and walking." -Hall, 1862

Stag Tripping

"Argent, a stag proper, tripping. TRIPPING. The motion of deer, between running and walking." -Hall,…

Hart at Gaze. The deer standing at gaze (facing the viewer) shows the statant guardant attitude of a beast in heraldry.

Statant Guardant

Hart at Gaze. The deer standing at gaze (facing the viewer) shows the statant guardant attitude of a…

Outlines of animals (bear, kangaroo, camel, giraffe) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Animals Outline Tangram Card

Outlines of animals (bear, kangaroo, camel, giraffe) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by…

Outlines of animals (fox, rabbit, cat) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Animals Outline Tangram Card #2

Outlines of animals (fox, rabbit, cat) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese,…

Solutions for outlines of animals (bear, kangaroo, camel, giraffe) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Animals Outline Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for outlines of animals (bear, kangaroo, camel, giraffe) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams,…

Solutions for outlines of animals (fox, rabbit, cat) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Animals Outline Solution Tangram Card #2

Solutions for outlines of animals (fox, rabbit, cat) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by…

Silhouette outlines of animals (bear, kangaroo, camel, giraffe) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Animals Silhouette Tangram Card

Silhouette outlines of animals (bear, kangaroo, camel, giraffe) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams,…

Silhouette outlines of animals (fox, rabbit, cat) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Animals Silhouette Tangram Card #2

Silhouette outlines of animals (fox, rabbit, cat) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the…

Solutions for silhouette outlines of animals (bear, kangaroo, camel, giraffe) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Animals Silhouette Solution Tangram Card

Solutions for silhouette outlines of animals (bear, kangaroo, camel, giraffe) made from tangram pieces.…

Solutions for silhouette outlines of animals (fox, rabbit, cat) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams, invented by the Chinese, are used to develop geometric thinking and spatial sense. 7 figures consisting of triangles, squares, and parallelograms are used to construct the given shapes.

Animals Silhouette Solution Tangram Card #2

Solutions for silhouette outlines of animals (fox, rabbit, cat) made from tangram pieces. Tangrams,…