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38 Topic Pages Found in Animals & Veterinary Medicine and starting with the letter S
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Open salamander

Tailed amphibian of the order Urodela. They are sometimes confused with lizards , but unlike lizards they have no scales or claws. Salamanders have

Open Salmon

Any of the various bony fishes of the family Salmonidae. More specifically the name is applied to several species of game fishes of the genera Salmo


common name for pigeon-sized, seed-eating, terrestrial birds of the genera Pteroclida (approximately 14 species) and Syrrhaptes (2 species). They are

Open scale insect
scale insect

common name for members of a highly modified group of insects belonging to several families of the superfamily Coccoidea. Scales possess antennae and

Open scarab beetle
scarab beetle

or scarab, name for members of a large family of heavy-bodied, oval beetles (the Scarabaeidae), with about 30,000 species distributed throughout most

Open scorpion

any arachnid of the order Scorpionida with a hollow poisonous stinger at the tip of the tail. Scorpions vary from about 1/2 in. to about 6 in. (1–15


common name for gregarious, aquatic birds comprising three species in the family Anhimidae. Although they are related to the ducks and geese, they do

Open sea cucumber
sea cucumber

any of the flexible, elongated echinoderms belonging to the class Holothuroidea. Although sea cucumbers have the basic echinoderm radial symmetry (see

Open seal

Aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Otariidae and Phocidae (sometimes placed in a separate order, the Pinnipedia). The eared seals or sea lions

Open sea lion
sea lion

fin-footed marine mammal of the eared seal family (Otariidae). Like the other member of this family, the fur seal , the sea lion is distinguished from