Animals that Start with Q

Updated: October 11, 2022
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Read below for information on 6 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 unique species of zebra that existed until the late 19th century. These magnificent creatures had a peculiar appearance when compared to other zebras. Their skins were greatly desired and were subsequently harvested for human use. The term quagga was once used collectively to […] 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!

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, while populations in […] 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!

Key Points: Quetzal is native to tropical rainforests of Central America.Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful birds in the world, Quetzal 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 hop between tree branches, […] 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!

Quokka Classification and Evolution The Quokka is a small marsupial that is natively found in parts of the south-west of Australia and on only two islands off the south-west coast. The Quokka is one of the smallest Wallaby species in the world, and most distinctively differs from other Wallabies with their short and barely-furred tail […] 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 for 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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