Animals that Start with V



Read below for information on 9 different animals that start with the letter V. They are the vampire bat, the vervet monkey, and vulture. Vampire bats are nocturnal and have razor sharp teeth. Vervets are mostly tree dwelling animals. The vulture is a carnivorous bird that is widely distributed across the world. AZ Animals will be covering many more V name animals soon.


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All Animals that Start with V

Vampire Bat

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Chiroptera
Family
Phyllostomidae
Scientific Name
Desmodontinae

Fun Fact: Have a heat sensor on the end of their nose!

Vampire Bat Classification and Evolution The Vampire Bat is a small species of Bat, native to the tropics of Central and South America. There are three recognised sub-species of Vampire Bat, all of which are in a genus of their own despite their obvious similarities. The Common Vampire Bat, the Hairy-Legged Vampire Bat and the […] Read More


Vampire Squid

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Mollusca
Class
Cephalopoda
Order
Vampyromorphida
Family
Vampyroteuthidae
Genus
Vampyroteuthis
Scientific Name
Vampyroteuthis infernalis

Fun Fact: Each of its eight arms has spines, though they use two filaments to eat.

The vampire squid is a small cephalopod and is found in the tropical as well as temperate oceans. They usually exist in the deep seas and use bioluminescent organs and oxygen metabolism to survive parts of the sea that have extremely low levels of oxygen. This sea creature resembles both squid and an octopus. However, […] Read More


Vaquita

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Artiodactyla
Family
Phocoenidae
Genus
Phocoena
Scientific Name
Phocoena sinus

Fun Fact: Smallest cetacean in the ocean

Vaquita Summary The vaquita holds several records among its fellow cetaceans, including that of smallest and rarest of all known marine mammals. This porpoise species was only recently discovered and catalogued by researchers, who didn’t have a life specimen to study until the 1980s. Vaquitas are animals that are only found in a small area […] Read More


Vervet Monkey

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Cercopithecidae
Genus
Chlorocebus
Scientific Name
Chlorocebus pygerythrus

Fun Fact: Rarely found more than 450m from trees!

Vervet Monkey Classification and Evolution The Vervet Monkey is a medium to large sized monkey that is primarily found in Eastern Africa. The Vervet Monkey is thought to be a species of Grivet, another tree-dwelling African monkey that has very similar characteristics to the Vervet, along with the Malbrouck which is considered by some to […] Read More


Vinegaroon

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Arachnida
Order
Thelyphonida
Family
Thelyphonidae

Fun Fact: Vinegaroons can spray 19 times before the glands are depleted

“A scary-looking, but harmless, cousin of the spider.” With 120 species in 16 genera, the vinegaroon, or whip scorpion is found in the warmer places of the world save Australia and Europe. Admittedly, it is not everyone’s favorite animal and, if scaled up to be about as big as a horse, would be a great […] Read More


Virgin Islands Dwarf Gecko

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Squamata
Family
Sphaerodactylidae
Genus
Sphaerodactylus
Scientific Name
Sphaerodactylus parthenopion

Fun Fact: The Virgin Islands dwarf gecko is among the smallest reptiles in the world

The Virgin Islands dwarf gecko is one of the smallest reptiles in the world. First discovered in 1964, this unique lizard is thought to inhabit several islands of the British Virgin Islands archipelago, but because it spends most of its day hiding under rocks and other objects, this species is elusive and rarely seen. Since […] Read More


Vizsla

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Vizsla means searcher or tracker in Hungarian

The Vizsla hunts down its quarry by pointing with its snout. For this reason, it’s also called the Hungarian Pointer. The Vizsla is a sleek hunting dog, an excellent tracker, and perhaps the most famous canine export from Hungary. The history of the Vizsla dates back to the 800s AD when a nomadic people called […] Read More


Volpino Italiano

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

Fun Fact: Almost went extinct before American Eskimo Dog breeders showed interest.

The origins of the Volpino Italiano date back to ancient Europe, allowing nobles to have a companion and watchdog in a small package. The breed beat extinction in the 1980s as the result of efforts by Enrico Franceschetti and the Italian Kennel Club. Straight from Italy, the Volpino Italiano isn’t quite as popular as some […] Read More


Vulture

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Cathartiformes
Family
Cathartidae
Genus
Cathartes
Scientific Name
Cathartes aura

Fun Fact: There are 30 different species worldwide!

“The vulture is one of the world’s most common scavengers” The fearsome-looking vulture is often regarded by people as a nuisance or portent of death, but the birds are actually an integral part of the natural ecosystem. By opportunistically feeding on whatever remains from other animals’ kills, these scavenger birds clean up dead animal matter […] Read More


Alphabetical List of Animals That Start with V

Animals that start with the letter , including the Vervet Monkey & Vaquita