Animals that Start with Q

Updated: October 11, 2022
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Read below for information on 8 different animals that start with the letter Q, from quail to quoll. The most popular animal that starts with the letter Q is the quokka. The least popular Q animal is the quoll. Interesting facts about letter Q name animals include:

  • Quetzals are colorful birds with tail features of up to 3 feet long
  • There are more than 15 different species of quail
  • Quokkas are small marsupials only found on part of Australia and nearby islands

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Quagga

Quagga Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Perissodactyla
Family
Equidae
Genus
Equus
Scientific Name
†Equus quagga quagga

Fun Fact: The quagga is a subspecies of plains zebra.

The quagga became extinct over 130 years ago. The quagga was a subspecies of zebra that existed until the late 19th century. They had a unique stripe pattern compared to other zebras, thus their skins were highly sought after by humans. The term quagga was once used for all zebras. At another time, quaggas were […] Read More


Quahog Clam

Quahog Clam Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Bivalvia
Order
Venerida
Family
Veneridae
Genus
Mercenaria
Scientific Name
Mercenaria mercenaria

Fun Fact: Their hinged shell protects their soft body

The quahog clam is an edible marine saltwater invertebrate found primarily along the Atlantic coast of North America. They prefer the shallow inland waters of bays and estuaries. A strong muscle controls their hinged shells, which open and close at will. The flesh of these clams is mild, sweet, and briny with a firm texture. […] Read More


Quail

Quail Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Galliformes
Family
Phasianidae
Genus
Coturnix
Scientific Name
Coturnix Coturnix

Fun Fact: Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!

Quails are known for their plumes and distinctive calls. Quail are plump, short-necked game birds whose natural habitat includes large areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and northern 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

Queen Snake Picture
Kingdom
Animalia

Fun Fact: Queen snakes have armor-like scales on the top of their head

Queen Snake Summary “Queen snakes are very important for their role in the food web, controlling the population of crayfish while also being a food source for many land, water, and winged creatures.” Queen snakes are docile, nonvenomous, and semiaquatic snakes found in temperate regions of the United States and southern Ontario, Canada located east […] Read More


Quetzal

Quetzal Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Trogoniformes
Family
Trogonidae
Genus
Pharomachrus, Euptilotis
Scientific Name
Pharomachrus, Euptilotis

Fun Fact: The tail feathers of the male can be 1m long!

: Quetzal is native to tropical rainforests of Central America.Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world, quetzals are most known for the tail feathers of the males.Quetzal birds were considered sacred by the Aztecs and Incas.Not known to be good flyers – Quetzal mostly hops between tree branches, […] Read More


Quetzalcoatlus northropi

Quetzalcoatlus northropi Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Order
Pterosauria
Family
Azhdarchidae
Genus
Quetzalcoatlus
Scientific Name
Quetzalcoatlus northropi

Fun Fact: Quetzalcoatlus northropi was one of the largest flying animals ever found

The Quetzalcoatlus northropi is an extinct pterosaur (flying reptile) that lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous. Although size varies across different species, the Quetzalcoatlus genus includes some of the largest flying creatures ever found. It belongs to an advanced group of flying reptiles characterized by toothless jaws and a usually long and stiff […] Read More


Quokka

Quokka Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Diprotodontia
Family
Macropodidae
Genus
Setonix
Scientific Name
Setonix brachyurus

Fun Fact: Makes runways through the long grasses!

Classification and Evolution Quokkas are tiny marsupials that live in parts of southwest Australia and on two nearby islands in the Indian Ocean. The Quokka is one of the smallest types of wallabies in the world, and most distinctively differs from other members of its family with their short and scarcely-furred tail and small hind […] Read More


Quoll

Quoll Picture
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Dasyuromorphia
Family
Dasyuridae
Genus
Dasyurus
Scientific Name
Dasyurus Viverrinus

Fun Fact: Found across Australia and Papua New Guinea!

The quoll may look small and timid, but its modest size masks a fearsome disposition. The quoll is one of the many unique marsupials found nowhere else except in Australia and New Guinea. Like many other marsupials, including the kangaroo, the evolution of the quoll was shaped by the region’s geographical isolation and diversity. But […] Read More


Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with Q

Animals that start with the letter Q, including the Quetzal & Quokka
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