Clues for: Zoology

Question Answer Value Airdate
Dolphins & porpoises belong to a suborder called Odontoceti, which means they have these teeth 200 April 2, 2009
During courtship & fast maneuvers, this bird can beat its wings more than 200 times per second a hummingbird 400 April 2, 2009
Not only does it have armor to protect itself, the 3-banded variety of this can also roll into a ball the armadillo 600 April 2, 2009
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew illustrates two fur patterns on the monitor.) It's easy to mistake a jaguar for a leopard, but on closer examination, jaguars often have spots inside these flowery-named markings; the leopard doesn't rosettes 800 April 2, 2009
The male of this baboon relative is quite colorful--blue cheeks, a long red nose & a red, blue & violet rump a mandrill 1000 April 2, 2009
In the Amazon one species of this flying mammal hangs out (literally) in a tent that it makes out of a big leaf a bat 200 September 8, 2008
Until adulthood this "paternal" spiderlike arachnid molts, a process that takes about 20 minutes daddy longlegs 400 September 8, 2008
Many fish use camouflage as protection, like the sargassum fish, which has evolved to resemble this seaweed 600 September 8, 2008
The hair of this Arctic ruminant may reach a length of 4 feet a musk ox 800 September 8, 2008
The collared species of this rodent known for its migrations has dark fur except in the winter, when it's totally white a lemming September 8, 2008
Strains of the Norway species of this animal are the ones used in labs rats 200 May 28, 2008
The turkey type of this bird has an exceptional sense of smell for detecting carrion on the ground the vulture 400 May 28, 2008
The fact that this lizard's name is from the Greek for "ground lion" never changes chameleon 600 May 28, 2008
The common type of this marsupial has coarse, thick fur, while that of the hairy-nosed is short & silky a wombat 800 May 28, 2008
Indians prized the eulachon, also called this kind of "fish", because it was so oily it could be burned like one a candlefish 1000 May 28, 2008
The giant Pacific octopus may have as many as 1,600 of these on its arms; they help it to taste & touch suckers 200 December 5, 2007
While it doesn't breathe fire, this largest lizard does kill its prey with its deadly saliva a Komodo dragon 400 December 5, 2007
Doggone it! A mudpuppy isn't a little doggie but a large one of these amphibians a salamander 600 December 5, 2007
A type of this snake that sounds like a James Clavell novel is Australia's deadliest & most feared a taipan 800 December 5, 2007
The rare white alligator, seen here, has a condition called leucism, meaning it lacks this skin pigment melanin December 5, 2007
This group of large, hairy spiders gets its name from a wolf spider found around Tarranto, Italy tarantula 200 February 1, 2005
The green sea type of this swims over 1,000 miles from South America to Ascension Island, in order to breed turtle 400 February 1, 2005
Species of this ray are sometimes mistaken for sharks because the tips of their wings resemble shark fins manta rays 600 February 1, 2005
In the scientific classification of animals, it's next in line after kingdom, phylum, class... order 800 February 1, 2005
In most toads this process of gradually developing from a tadpole into a fully formed toad takes 3-8 weeks metamorphosis 1000 February 1, 2005
(Sofia of the Clue Crew reports from the San Diego Zoo.) All apes, including the siamang, are, unfortunately, now on this list the endangered species list 100 November 12, 2001
Hermit crabs have 2 pairs of antennae & 4 pairs of these legs 200 November 12, 2001
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from SeaWorld.) The otter is the most aquatically adapted of this animal family the weasel family 300 November 12, 2001
Strains of the Norway species of this animal are the ones used in labs rats 400 November 12, 2001
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the San Diego Zoo.) Unlike humans, sheep don't have these front cutting teeth on their upper jaw, but they do have eight on their lower jaw incisors 500 November 12, 2001
A squirrel uses this fluffy appendage for balance when it leaps & climbs its tail 100 May 3, 2001
Wow! The upside-down type of this "feline" fish really does swim upside-down catfish 200 May 3, 2001
The basket type of this undersea animal seen here probably isn't the kind you have in your bathtub sponge 300 May 3, 2001
Some of these fleshy growths that top roosters' heads are V-shaped & some look like a walnut combs 400 May 3, 2001
This arthropod is nicknamed the "hundred-legger", though some may have 170 pairs of legs centipede 500 May 3, 2001
When the European mole wants lunch, it goes after this annelid that comes out after the rain an earthworm 100 April 21, 2000
Rodents native to this continent include the cavy, coypu & capybara South America 200 April 21, 2000
The white variety of this pachyderm is the only type that eats by grazing Rhinoceros 300 April 21, 2000
The big toe on a marmoset doesn't have a claw like its other digits; it has one of these, like you Nail 400 April 21, 2000
Unlike birds today, the Hesperornis of the Cretaceous period had these, all the better to eat fish with teeth 500 April 21, 2000
The peach type of this insect attacks peaches, plums & other fruit, but not clothing Moth 100 February 24, 1997
The wolf type of this arachnid rides on its mother's back when it's a baby Spider 200 February 24, 1997
The nine-banded type of this mammal almost always gives birth to quadruplets of the same sex Armadillo 300 February 24, 1997
These marine animals of the phylum Porifera, which means pore-bearing, have no heads or internal organs Sponges 400 February 24, 1997
The agouti, about the size of a rabbit but related to the guinea pig, belongs to this order of mammals Rodents February 24, 1997
The Burchell's species of this striped equine is found in many parts of eastern Africa zebra 100 February 10, 1997
The "wolf" type of this arachnid pounces on its victims like a wolf spider 200 February 10, 1997
Both the chinchilla & the chinchilla rat belong to this order of mammals rodents 300 February 10, 1997
Among the most primitive fish are the hagfish & this other scaleless fish that looks like an eel lamprey 500 February 10, 1997
This shaggy wild ox of Tibet holds its head low like the American bison yak February 10, 1997
The conger variety of this fish spawns only once before it dies an eel 100 July 10, 1996
A domesticated pig weighing 120 pounds or more is usually referred to by this term a hog 200 July 10, 1996
Special folds of skin act as a parachute when this rodent glides through the air a flying squirrel 300 July 10, 1996
It's also known as a silvertip bear a grizzly 400 July 10, 1996
The mud dauber is classified as a solitary type of this insect a wasp 500 July 10, 1996
The kiwi is the only bird with nostrils at the tip of this beak 100 February 12, 1996
If a glass lizard breaks off this body part, another one can grow tail 200 February 12, 1996
Ctenocephalides felis is a flea best known for pestering these animals cats 300 February 12, 1996
Some female Indian elephants have extremely short ones of these called tushes tusks 400 February 12, 1996
Typically, this flatfish whose name comes from the word "holy" has both eyes on the right side of its head halibut 500 February 12, 1996
The Indian type of this pachyderm is smaller than the African one the elephant 100 December 26, 1995
The upside-down type of this "feline" fish actually swims upside-down a catfish 200 December 26, 1995
A pangolin can extend this sticky organ as much as 10 inches its tongue 300 December 26, 1995
This single-humped camel is also known as the Arabian camel the dromedary 400 December 26, 1995
The La Plata dolphin is found in the rivers & eastern coastal waters of this continent South America 500 December 26, 1995
It may shock you, but this snakelike "electric" fish can be 8 feet long an eel 100 November 7, 1995
Some trace the origins of this smallest dog to ones that accompanied Cortes in 1519 the Chihuahua 100 October 18, 1995
Anthonomus grandis is the scientific name of this cotton pest the boll weevil 200 October 18, 1995
The thresher type of this fish in names for its long, driving tail fin a shark 300 October 18, 1995
Reaching over 20 feet in length, this snake of the boa family is the longest snake in the Western Hemisphere an anaconda 400 October 18, 1995
Found on Madagascar, the indri is the largest surviving member of these primates lemurs October 18, 1995
One species of this "reclusive" crab lives in sections of old bamboo cane the hermit crab 100 July 20, 1995
On average this breed of goat yield about 8 pounds of mohair each year the angora goat 200 July 20, 1995
Anteaters feed almost entirely on ants & these insects termites 300 July 20, 1995
The demise of Australia's Tasmanian wolf has been blamed on this wild dog the dingo 400 July 20, 1995
The eggs of this large flightless South American bird can weigh up to 2 pound the rhea 500 July 20, 1995
The filmy dome & bowl-and-doily types of these arachnids weave flat, sheet-like webs spiders 100 July 11, 1994
The bellies of most snakes are covered with scutes, large types of these scales 200 July 11, 1994
Like salamanders, caecilians belong to this class of animals amphibians 300 July 11, 1994
The steenbok, this kind of animal, sometimes seeks refuge in an abandoned aardvark burrow (dwarf) antelope 500 July 11, 1994
The vinegar eel isn't a fish but a nematode, one of these invertebrates worm July 11, 1994
These cheetah features are not retractile, unlike those of other big cats Claws 100 November 25, 1993
Of the ant bear, the sloth bear or the koala bear, the only one that really belongs to the bear family Sloth bear 200 November 25, 1993
This term for the hair below a Clydesdale's knees is the same as the word for a bird's plumage Feathers 300 November 25, 1993
Some of these two-humped camels still roam the Gobi Desert Bactrian camels 400 November 25, 1993
The long flap of skin that hangs beneath the throat of this largest deer is called a bell Moose 500 November 25, 1993
This part of an elephant's anatomy contains thousands of muscles but no bones trunk 100 July 16, 1993
This "regal" hooded snake is also called a hamadryad king cobra 200 July 16, 1993
The 3 species of this mammal, Grevy's, mountain & Burchell's, all have different stripe patterns zebra 300 July 16, 1993
Fruit bats like the Samoan are also known as "flying" ones of these foxes 400 July 16, 1993
Fossils indicate that this stinging arthropod may have been the first and animal scorpion July 16, 1993
Though llamas are related to camels, they lack this distinctive camel feature hump 100 February 15, 1993
Australians call the monitor types of these creatures goannas lizards 200 February 15, 1993
The pockets, or pouches, on a pocket gopher's cheeks are lined with this covering fur 300 February 15, 1993
The "angler" type of this animal attracts its food with a fleshy bait that grows from its head fish 400 February 15, 1993
This order of mammals is divided into 2 suborders: anthropoids & prosimians primate 500 February 15, 1993
This animal used in bathtubs doesn't have a nervous system a sponge 100 December 15, 1992
The affenpinscher is grouped as one of these small "plaything" dogs a toy 200 December 15, 1992
Also called puffers, these fish are known for their ability to inflate themselves blowfish 300 December 15, 1992
It's the second-largest wildcat in the Americas puma or mountain lion 400 December 15, 1992
These apes who live on the Rock of Gibraltar are tailless monkeys, not true apes the Barbary apes 500 December 15, 1992
Dutch colonists in South Africa gave the gnu this name meaning "wild beast" wildebeest 100 March 26, 1992
Although its neck can be 6 feet long, it often has 7 bones -- the same as humans giraffe 200 March 26, 1992
A popular activity in Thailand is watching these quarrelsome fish attack each other Siamese fighting fish 300 March 26, 1992
The name of this deadly snake of tropical North & South America is French for "lance head" fer-de-lance 400 March 26, 1992
One species of this long-snouted piglike South American mammal wasn't discovered until the 1820s tapir March 26, 1992
The African kind of this animal has 2 fleshy knobs on its prehensile trunk, the Asiatic has only 1 elephant 100 February 12, 1992
The alpaca, guanaco & llama are members of this family that is at home in arid regions camel family 200 February 12, 1992
South America's poisonous fer-de-lance is a member of the "pit" group of this snake family viper 300 February 12, 1992
Marine iguanas are found only in this Ecuadorian island group Galapagos Islands 400 February 12, 1992
This fish is valuable as a source of isinglass, a type of gelatin, as well as beluga caviar sturgeon 500 February 12, 1992
Great Danes were developed to hunt these fierce, powerful hogs boars 100 October 11, 1991
The Grevy's species of this striped animal is found in Kenya, Ethiopia & Somalia zebra 200 October 11, 1991
This massively built ox is sometimes found 20,000 feet above sea level a yak 300 October 11, 1991
The pocket gopher was named for the fur-lined pockets on this part of its body cheeks 500 October 11, 1991
The golden marmoset, whose hair looks like a lion's mane, is one of the smallest of these anlmals monkeys October 11, 1991
Though it's been given the scientific name Nessiteras rhombopteryx, many still doubt its existence the Loch Ness Monster 100 June 18, 1991
The legs on this "crazy"-sounding North American bird are encased within its body down to the ankle the loon 200 June 18, 1991
While the count on the front feet may differ, a sloth always has this many toes on a back foot 3 300 June 18, 1991
Like bats, toothed whales use a form of this to locate their prey sonar 400 June 18, 1991
Some of these marsupials that tend to smell like eucalyptus have harems koala bears (koalas) 500 June 18, 1991
The pygmy hippopotamus of this continent is in danger of becoming extinct Africa 100 May 21, 1991
A female wolf spider encloses these in a sac, attaches it to her spinnerets & drags it behind her her eggs 200 May 21, 1991
Some of these mollusks related to the octopus are also known as sea arrows squids 300 May 21, 1991
The lesser panda is also known as this color panda the red panda 400 May 21, 1991
Gypsy moths are most destructive at this stage of development the larval stage 500 May 21, 1991
An onager is a wild one of these & a burro is a small domesticated one a donkey 100 February 14, 1991
Few undertake "the taming of" this high-strung creature, the smallest insect-eating mammal a shrew 200 February 14, 1991
There are 40 species of these land turtles that have stumpy legs instead of flippers & webbed feet a tortoise 300 February 14, 1991
Alphabetically, this mammal, named "earth pig" by the Dutch, is first among animals an aardvark 400 February 14, 1991
The U.S. gov't urged a logging ban on 3 million acres in the northwest to save this threatened bird the spotted owl 500 February 14, 1991
The aardwolf isn't a wolf but is related to these, which is no laughing matter hyenas 100 July 17, 1990
Arachnids have from 1 to 5 pairs of simple ones, not compound ones eyes 200 July 17, 1990
Of Poland, China or Ohio, the place where the Poland China hog originated Ohio 300 July 17, 1990
Zebus are humped cattle which originated in this country India 400 July 17, 1990
The Himalayan ibex is a wild one of these a goat 500 July 17, 1990
A turtle's can be elongated or spherical, & turtles usually bury them in sand, mud or rotting plants Eggs 100 May 17, 1990
This Antarctic bird's name was 1st applied to the now extinct flightless great auk of the Arctic Penguin 200 May 17, 1990
Both male & female hartebeests have lyre-shaped ones Horns 300 May 17, 1990
Chinchillas, which are known for their fur, belong to this order of mammals Rodents 400 May 17, 1990
1 of the raccoon's most distinctive features; most raccoons have 5 to 7 of them Tail rings 500 May 17, 1990
In Texas the most common variety of these armored mammals is the nine-banded one Armadillo 100 April 24, 1990
The term for a female rabbit, it can also refer to a female deer Doe 200 April 24, 1990
Of all bears, this one is the best swimmer Polar Bear 300 April 24, 1990
A pit viper's pits are highly sensitive to this & help it find its prey in the dark Heat 400 April 24, 1990
Sometimes called the bird spider, it's the largest of all spiders Tarantula 500 April 24, 1990
It's the spotted variety of this African carnivore, not the striped, that's known for its laugh a hyena 100 January 9, 1990
You may pin the tail on the donkey, but a pintail is this type of bird duck 200 January 9, 1990
Sir Richard Owen coined this word around 1841 to describe the ancient creature he dug up & displayed dinosaur 300 January 9, 1990
The hartebeest, a large antelope, is native to this continent Africa 400 January 9, 1990
North American porcupines who gnaw the bark off trees are part of this "gnawing" order rodents 500 January 9, 1990
Despite its name, it can have anywhere from 14 to 177 pairs of legs a centipede 100 December 26, 1989
This relative of the llama & the alpaca was hunted to near extinction for its wool Vicuna 200 December 26, 1989
This behavior in gorillas can express exuberance or intimidate Chest-beating 300 December 26, 1989
South American Indians use the jaws of these fish as scissors Piranhas 400 December 26, 1989
This animal family includes the largest of the carnivores Bear 500 December 26, 1989
2 of the varieties of this African wildebeest are the brindled & white-tailed the gnu 100 October 13, 1989
Nearly all penguins live in this hemisphere the Southern Hemisphere 200 October 13, 1989
Most animals known as anteaters are of the order edentata, meaning without these teeth 300 October 13, 1989
This fish swims upright & uses its prehensile tail to anchor itself to coral or algae the seahorse 400 October 13, 1989
The males among these baboons have bright blue ridges on their cheeks & brilliant red noses mandrills 500 October 13, 1989
The naked-mole rat found in northern Kenya is a burrowing rodent that lacks this sense sight 100 September 12, 1989
The mule deer is so named because of these large features ears 200 September 12, 1989
It's the offspring of a male tiger & a female lion a tiglon (or a tigon) 300 September 12, 1989
The Viking name for this tusked Arctic animal meant "whale horse" walrus 400 September 12, 1989
The world's most potent venom is secreted from the skin of one of these amphibians a frog 500 September 12, 1989
Another name for the frigate bird, or a Portuguese jellyfish man o\' war 100 May 5, 1989
The eggs of a fish in the ovary, or a big deer roe 500 May 5, 1989
Some fish have these sense organs on other parts of their bodies, not just in their mouths taste buds 100 April 17, 1989
In most sharks a white protective membrane covers these organs when they bite their victims the eyes 200 April 17, 1989
Florida's Everglade kite is a bird of prey that eats only these slow mollusks freshwater snais 300 April 17, 1989
Found in South American waters, they have enough power in their tails to light a dozen lightbulbs electric eels 100 October 17, 1988
A scorpion's stinger is located there tail 200 October 17, 1988
In the tropics, these insects may consume up to 1/3 of annual production of dead grass, leaves & wood termites 300 October 17, 1988
About 90% of flea species are found on mammals while about 10% are found on these animals birds 400 October 17, 1988
Snake family named for the facial indentations where their heat sensors are located pit vipers 500 October 17, 1988
Sloths usually give birth while hanging around this way upside down 100 May 20, 1988
Of the 18 species of this bird, only the emperor & Adelie live in Antarctica penguins 200 May 20, 1988
Many experts believe this dandy household pest may have been Earth's 1st flying creature cockroach 300 May 20, 1988
Spending much time alone, this Asian species is the most solitary of the great apes orangutan 400 May 20, 1988
A cat's great night vision comes from light passing twice through this rear part of the eye retina 500 May 20, 1988
It's the largest frog in the United States, not the largest bovine bullfrog 100 April 28, 1988
The "frill" on a frilled lizard encircles this part of its body, making it look somewhat Elizabethan neck 200 April 28, 1988
While many insects have 4 wings, a mosquito has this number 2 300 April 28, 1988
The embryos of the sand tiger variety of these fish eat their siblings before birth sharks 400 April 28, 1988
The unau species of this mammal has 2 toes on its front feet, while the slower ai has 3 sloth 500 April 28, 1988
Common name for the curved, pointed organ found within a scorpion's tail a stinger 100 March 30, 1988
This animal, Panthera leo, spends about 20 hours a day resting & grooming a lion 200 March 30, 1988
Of brains, hearts or eyes, it's what an octopus has 3 of hearts 300 March 30, 1988
This largest member of the deer family loves to muss itself by rolling in mud holes a moose 400 March 30, 1988
This bird's scientific name is Struthio camelus because it somewhat resembles a camel an ostrich 500 March 30, 1988
These, sometimes called "white ants", think it's lunchtime if you yell "Timber!" termites 100 February 15, 1988
A crossbreeding experiment in Brazil resulted in accidental escape of these "homicidal" hive dwellers killer bees 200 February 15, 1988
The banded anteater has some 50 of these, more than any other land mammal, but doesn't use them for eating teeth 300 February 15, 1988
The dibitag, klipspringer & bongo are 3 types of these antelopes 400 February 15, 1988
Mollusks who have shells with 2 similar halves are classed as these bivalves 500 February 15, 1988
On some chipmunks, the pouches found here can extend as far back as their shoulders the cheeks 100 January 5, 1988
The 500 pound tridacna, found on reefs of the Indian & Pacific Oceans, is largest of these bivalves clams 200 January 5, 1988
These parts of the African elephant act like car radiators, dissipating heat from their vast surfaces the ears 300 January 5, 1988
Term for a female fox a vixen 400 January 5, 1988
The gecko was named onomatopoetically, from this the sound it makes 500 January 5, 1988
To get this 3-toed animal to move faster, you might say, "Ai, wish you'd shake a leg!" a sloth 100 October 16, 1986
Snow geese are found naturally only on this continent North America 200 October 16, 1986
Among swine, it's boar, sow & pig, while among the ursids, it's boar, sow & this cub 300 October 16, 1986
Named for the sound it makes, the dik-dik is the smallest member of this group in the bovid family antelope 400 October 16, 1986
Moving at speeds of 175-180 mph, this "wandering" falcon is the fastest animal on earth the peregrine falcon 500 October 16, 1986
It is the male heron who begins building this the nest 100 March 26, 1986
Under artificial conditions, animals may slip out-of-phase & enter this state during spring or summer hibernation 200 March 26, 1986
"Soaking up" life around them, these creatures are theoretically immortal sponges 300 March 26, 1986
Kind of insect with the longest known migration, 2000-3000 miles a butterfly 400 March 26, 1986
Under stress, some species of the horned lizard squirt this from their eyes blood 500 March 26, 1986
They can drink up to 25 gallons of water at a time, but they don't store it in their hump a camel 100 March 5, 1986
Slang in the human world for a woman-chaser, in the animal world they're monogamous a wolf 200 March 5, 1986
The most widespread turtle in U.S., it's also the most dangerous to fingers the snapping turtle 300 March 5, 1986
Hunting by sight, these 6' torpedo-shaped fish are attracted to moving bright colors barracuda 400 March 5, 1986
This talking bird is a type of starling a myna bird 500 March 5, 1986
The only mammal capable of sustained flight a bat 100 October 3, 1985
Of a rat, a raven, & a spineless jellyfish the one which can be taught to count raven 200 October 3, 1985
Since 1955 ultrasonic vibrations have repelled these crusty creatures from ship hulls barnacles 400 October 3, 1985
Often called the panther, its name was originally given to the cat now known as the cheetah a leopard 500 October 3, 1985
A luna moth's are feathered, a june bug's leaflike, & a cockroach's are feelers antennae October 3, 1985
On television, it "roars" for MTM a pussycat 100 March 5, 1985
The largest anthropoid apes, they eat meat only in captivity gorillas 200 March 5, 1985
Longest-lived vertebrate animal the tortoise 300 March 5, 1985
Branch of zoology that deals with birds ornithology 400 March 5, 1985