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Alphabetical List of Animal Names A-Z

  • Alphabetical List of Animal Names A-Z
  • According to the formation of many animals, male or females, according to younger groups and groups, special names have been given. The most common source of odd words used for mass animal groups is the St Albans Book, an article about the prey attributed to Dame Juliana Berners in 1486. You can find a list of names of animals, young, female or male, collectively noun on this page.

 

 

  • Terms by species or taxon, List of animal names A-Z

 

Animal Young Female Male Collective noun Collateral adjective Culinary noun for meat
A            
Aardvark cub sow boar N/A orycteropodian  
Albatross chick N/A N/A flock
rookery
gam (small)
   
Alligator hatchling cow bull congregation
eusuchian  
Alpaca
cria hembra macho herd camelid  
Ant larva
pupa
queen (fertile)
worker
soldier
drone army
bike
colony
nest
swarm
formic
myrmicine
 
Anteater pup sow boar N/A    
Antelope calf doe buck herd
cluster
tribe
alcelaphine
bubaline
antilopine
 
Ape infant N/A N/A shrewdness
troop
simian  
Armadillo pup
baby
sow boar N/A cingulatan  
Ass/donkey foal jenny jack herd
coffle
drove
pace
asinine  
B            
Baboon infant N/A   flange
troop
   
Badger cub
kit
sow boar cete
colony
musteline  
Barracuda       school
percesocine  
Bat pup N/A N/A cloud
colony
flock
pteropine
noctillionine
 
Bear cub
sow
she-bear
boar sleuth
sloth
ursine  
Beaver kit
kitten
pup
N/A N/A family
colony
castoridine  
Bee larva
pupa
queen
worker
drone cast (a second swarm)
cluster (of workers around the queen)
colony
drift
erst
grist
hive
nest
rabble
stand
swarm
apic
apian
apiarian
 
Bird
(Aves)
chick hen cock flock
flight
pod
avian  
Bison calf cow bull herd bovine
bubaline
 
Boar (wild pig)
(Pig)
piglet
farrow
shoat/shote (just weaned)
sow   herd
singular

Groups of 12 or more
sounder

   
Buffalo, African
(for American buffalo,see Bison)
calf cow, heifer bull herd
troop
gang
obstinancy
   
Butterfly caterpillar
larva
pupa
chrysalis
    flight
flutter
rabble
pieridine
pierine
lepidopteran
 
C            
Camel calf cow bull caravan
flock
herd
train
camelid
cameline
 
Caribou calf doe buck herd rangiferine  
Cassowary hatchling
chick
    N/A ratite  
Cat 
kitten
kit
molly
queen
pussy
tom
gib (castrated male)
clowder
cluster
clutter
glaring
pounce
kindle (kittens)
litter (kittens)
feline  
Caterpillar       army
   
Cattle calf
cow
bull herd
drove
yoke (oxen)
team (oxen)
bovine
taurine (male)
vaccine (female)
vituline (young)
beef
veal
Chamois calf doe bull herd rupicaprine  
Cheetah cub     coalition (male)
   
Chicken
chick hen
pullet
rooster
cock
cockerel
capon(castrated male)
flock
brood
peep (chicks)
clutch (eggs)
galline poultry
Chimpanzee infant empress blackback   panine  
Chinchilla kit velvet
sow
boar
bull
  chinchilline  
Chough chick     chattering
clattering
corvine  
Coati pup
kit
sow boar troop nasuine  
Cobra       quiver
elapid  
Cockroach nymph     intrusion
blattid  
Cod codling     school gadoid
gadine
 
Cormorant chick
shaglet
    gulp
flight
   
Coyote pup
puppy
cub
whelp
bitch dog pack canine  
Crab N/A hen
jenny
cock
jimmy
  cancrine  
Crane chick
colt
    herd
sedge
sege
siege
alectorine  
Crocodile hatchling cow bull bask
congregation
float
nest
crocodilian  
Crow       murder
corvine  
Curlew       herd
   
D            
Deer calf
fawn
doe
hind
cow
buck
stag
bull
hart (red deer)
bunch
herd
mob
rangale
cervine
elaphine
venison
humble (organ meat)
Dinosaur (list) hatchling
juvenile
cow bull herd (herbivores)
pack (carnivores)
dinosaurian  
Dog (list) pup
puppy
whelp
bitch dog
stud
sire
pack (wild)
kennel
mute
litter (young)
cowardice (curs)
comedy (boxers)
cry (hounds)
canine  
Dogfish
(Shark)
      troop selachian
squaloid
Spiny dogfish
capeshark (USA)
flake (UK, AUS)
huss (UK)
kahada (CAN)
rigg (UK)
rock salmon (UK)
Dolphin calf
pup
cow bull school
pod
herd
team
delphine  
Donkey            
Dotterel       trip
   
Dove chick hen cock arc
cote
dole
dule
flight
piteousness
pitying
columbine  
Dragonfly nymph queen king
drake
cluster
flight
anisopteran  
Duck 
(Mallard)
duckling duck
hen
drake On land
flock
herd
badling
brace
safe
sord
sore
waddling

On water
bunch
paddling
raft

 

 

In flight
skein
string
team

anatine
fuliguline
poultry
Dugong calf cow bull herd dugongine  
Dunlin chick     fling
   
E            
Eagle eaglet
fledgling
N/A N/A convocation
aquiline  
Echidna puggle

    N/A tachyglossine  
Eel leptocephalus (larva)
elver (juvenile)
N/A N/A bed
swarm
anguilline  
Eland calf cow bull herd    
Elephant calf
cow
bull
herd
memory
elephantine
proboscine
proboscidean
 
Elephant seal calf cow bull herd
pack
miroungan  
Elk (wapiti) calf
cow
bull
gang
herd
cervine venison
Emu chick
hatchling
    mob
   
F            
Falcon eyass/eyas falcon tiercel
tercel
terzel
  acciptrine  
Ferret kit jill hob busyness
business
musteline  
Finch chick hen cock charm
fringilline  
Fish
fry
fingerling
    school
piscine  
Flamingo         phoenicopterine  
Fly maggot     business
cloud
swarm
dipterous  
Fox cub
kit
pup
vixen tod
dog
reynard
leash
skulk
vulpine  
Frog polliwog
tadpole
froglet
    army
ranine  
G            
Gaur calf cow bull herd bovine
gaurine
garabeef
Gazelle calf
cow
bull
herd gazelline  
Gerbil pup doe buck horde cricetine  
Giant panda cub sow boar sleuth
ailuropodine  
Giraffe calf cow bull herd
corps
tower
giraffine  
Gnat larva     cloud
horde
rabble
swarm
   
Gnu calf cow bull herd
implausibility
   
Goat 
kid nanny
doe
doeling
billy
buck
buckling
herd
flock
tribe
trip
trippe
caprine chevon
cabrito
mutton
Goldfinch       charm
cardueline  
Goosander       dopping
   
Goose gosling goose gander On land
flock
gaggle
plump

In flight
skein
team
wedge

anatine
anserine
poultry
Gorilla infant N/A blackbacksilverback band
troop
whoop
simian  
Goshawk       flight
   
Grasshopper nymph     cloud
swarm
caeliferian  
Grouse       covey
pack
tetraonine  
Guanaco chulengo
    herd camelid  
Guinea fowl keet hen cock rasp
flock
numidine poultry
Guinea pig pup sow boar herd   cuy
Gull chick hen cock colony
flock
larine  
H            
Hamster pup doe buck horde cricetid  
Hare leveret doe
jill
buck
jack
band
down
drove
flick
husk
leverine
leporine
 
Hawk eyas hen tiercel cast
aerie
staff
leash
flight
flock

Migrating in large groups
kettle
boil
cauldron

accipitrine  
Hedgehog hoglet
piglet
pup
sow boar array
erinaceine  
Heron chick hen cock flight
sedge
sege
siege
ardeidine  
Herring       army
glean
shoal
clupeidean  
Hippopotamus calf cow bull bloat
herd
thunder
hippopotamine  
Hornet larvae
pupae
queen drone bike
nest
swarm
vespine  
Horse
foal
colt (male)
filly (female)
gelding (castrated male)
mare
dam
stallion
stud
stable
stud
harras
herd (wild horses)
band (wild horses)
team (work horses)
rag (colts)
string (ponies)
field (racehorses)
equine  
Hummingbird chick hen cock   trochiline
trochilidine
 
Hyena cub
pup
whelp
bitch dog cackle
hyenine  
I            
Ibex kid nanny billy herd caprine  
Ibis chick       threskiornithine  
J            
Jackal pup     pack    
Jaguar cub     prowl
leap
   
Jay chick hen cock band
party
scold
corvine  
Jellyfish planula
polyp
ephyra
sow boar bloom
brood
fluther
smack
smuth
scyphozoan  
K            
Kangaroo joey flyer
doe
jill
roo
boomer
buck
jack
court
herd
troop
mob
macropodine  
Kinkajou pup
kit
sow boar troop
convergence
potosine  
Koala joey doe buck   phascolarctine  
Komodo dragon hatchling
chick
calf
cow
hen
bull
cock
  varanine  
Kouprey calf cow bull herd sauveline
bovine
 
Kudu calf cow bull herd tragelaphine  
L            
Lapwing chick     deceit
desert
vanelline  
Lark chick hen cock exaltation
alaudine  
Lemur infant     conspiracy
lemurine  
Leopard cub leopardess leopard leap
lepe
pardine  
Lion cub
lioness lion pride
sawt
leonine  
Llama cria     herd
flock
camelid  
Lobster   hen
cock
  homarine  
Locust 
nymph N/A N/A cloud
host
swarm
caelifera  
Loris infant     colony
lorisine
 
Louse nymph N/A N/A colony pediculine  
Lyrebird chick hen cock   menurine  
M            
Magpie chick hen cock flock garruline  
Mallard
(Duck)
duckling hen greenhead
sord
suit
anatine poultry
Mammoth calf cow bull herd
pack
mammutine  
Manatee calf cow bull herd manatine
sirenian
 
Mandrill infant N/A N/A horde simian  
Mink cub
kit
sow boar   musteline  
Mole pup sow boar   talpine  
Mongoose pup     troop
committee
delegation
herpestine  
Monkey infant N/A N/A troop
simian  
Moose calf
cow
bull
herd cervine venison
Mosquito nymph
wriggler
tumbler
N/A N/A swarm
cloud
aedine
anopheline
 
Mouse kitten
pup

As pet food
pinky / fuzzy /crawler/ hopper

doe buck colony
nest
murine  
N            
Narwhal calf          
Newt eft
      pleurodeline  
Nightingale chick hen cock flock philomelian  
O            
Octopus fry hen
  consortium
octopodine  
Okapi calf cow bull herd okapine  
Opossum joey jill jack passel didelphine  
Ostrich hatchling
chick
hen cock flock
troop
ratite
struthious
 
Otter pup
whelp
sow boar   musteline
lutrine
 
Owl fledgling
owlet
    parliament
strigine  
Oyster spat     bed
ostracine  
P            
Panda- See Giant panda            
Panther cub pantheress     pantherine  
Parrot chick hen cock flock psittacine  
Partridge chick hen
chantelle
cock   perdicine  
Peafowl chick
peachick
peahen peacock   pavonine poultry
Pelican chick
nestling
    pod
pelecanine  
Penguin chick
nestling
    waddle (on land)
raft (in water)
rookery
colony
huddle
tuxedo
spheniscine  
Pheasant chick hen cock flock
bouquet
nest
nide
nye
phasianine  
Pig 
(Boar)
piglet
farrow
shoat/shote (just weaned)
sow (bred),
gilt (not bred)
boar
barrow (castrated)
drift
drove
litter (piglets)
porcine
suilline
pork
ham
bacon
Pigeon
squab
squeaker
hen cock flock
flight
kit
pullastrine squab
Polar bear cub sow boar aurora
celebration
pack
ursine  
Pony- See Horse            
Porcupine pup sow boar prickle
hystricine  
Porpoise calf cow bull pod
school
shoal
phocoenine  
Prairie dog pup sow boar town cynomurine  
Q            
Quail chick hen cock bevy galliformine  
Quelea chick hen cock flock queline  
Quetzal nestling     flock trogonine  
R            
Rabbit 
bunny
kit
kitten
nestling
doe
jill
buck
jack
nest
litter (young)
wrack (young)
leporine  
Raccoon cub
kit
sow boar gaze
nursery
committee
smack
brace
troop
procyonine  
Ram
(Sheep)
lamb ewe ram flock arietine
ovine
lamb
mutton
Rat 
kitten
pup
doe
cow
buck
bull
colony
horde
murine  
Raven chick hen cock unkindness corvine  
Red deer calf hind stag
hart
herd   venison
Red panda cub sow boar pack ailuirine  
Reindeer (caribou) calf cow bull herd rangiferine  
Rhinoceros calf cow bull herd
crash
ceratorhine  
Rook       building
parliament
   
S            
Salamander larva       caudatan
salamandrine
 
Salmon parr
hen cock   salmonine  
Sand dollar larva pluteus (free swimming stage)
juvenile (young urchin)
      clypeasteroid  
Sandpiper       fling
scolopacine  
Sardine       family 
   
Sea lion pup
calf
cow bull   otarine  
Sea urchin larva pluteus (free swimming stage)
juvenile (young urchin)
         
Seahorse seafoal seamare seastallion shoal hippocampal  
Seal pup
cow bull herd
pod
rookery
phocine  
Shark cub
pup
  bull   selachian
squaloid
flake (AUS)
Sheep 
(Ram)
lamb
lambkin
cosset
ewe
dam
ram
buck
flock
fold
herd
ovine lamb
mutton
hoggett
Shrew shrewlet sow boar colony
drove
soricine  
Skunk kit sow boar
surfeit mephitine  
Sloth kitten
pup
baby
sow boar N/A xenarthran (broader group)  
Snail       escargatoire
rout
walk
gastropodian escargot
Snake 
snakelet
hatchling (a newly hatched snake)
neonate (newborn)
N/A N/A nest
ball
anguine
elapine
serpentine
viperine
ophidian
 
Spider  
spiderling     cluster
clutter
arachnine
arachnoid
 
Squirrel pup
kit
kitten
doe buck scurry
dray
sciurine  
Starling       chattering
murmuration
sturnine  
Stegosaurus       handful
   
Swan cygnet
flapper
pen cob flock lamentation cygnine  
T            
Tapir calf cow bull herd tapirine  
Tarsier infant doe buck herd tarsiine  
Termite larva cow bull colony
nest
swarm
isopteran  
Tiger cub
whelp
tigress tiger ambush
streak
tigrine  
Toad tadpole
toadlet
N/A N/A knot
ranine
batrachian
 
Turkey 
poult hen gobbler
stag
tom
jake (immature)
rafter
  poultry
Turtle hatchling N/A N/A bale
chelonian  
U            
V            
Vicuña calf cow bull posse
herd
cameline  
W            
Wallaby joey jill jack mob    
Walrus calf cow bull herd
flock
odobenine  
Wasp larva queen
worker
drone swarm
hive
colony
nest
vespine  
Water buffalo calf cow bull     carabeef
Weasel pup
kit
bitch
doe
jill
buck
dog
hub
jack
gang
sneak
musteline  
Whale calf
cow
bull pod
school
cetacean
cetaceous
blubber
Wolf pup
puppy
cub
whelp
bitch
she-wolf
dog pack lupine
canine
 
Wolverine kit
whelp
angeline wolverine pack musteline  
Wombat joey jill jack wisdom
   
Wren chick cow bull   troglodytine  
X            
Y            
Yak calf cow bull herd    
Z            
Zebra colt
foal
mare stallion herd
cohort
dazzle 
zeal
zebrine
hippotigrine
 

 

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