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Animals That Start With N: List With Pictures & Facts

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Animals That Start With N: Pictures & Facts

On this page you’ll find a list of animals beginning with n, together with pictures and interesting facts about each animal. Below many of the animals are links that you can follow for further information, pictures and videos.

Included in this list are individual species (e.g. naked mole rat) and well-known groups of species (e.g. newts) whose names begin with N. The scientific name and conservation status are provided for each of the individual species.

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List of Animals Beginning With N

Naked Mole Rat

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  • Scientific name: Heterocephalus glaber
  • Conservation status: Least Concern

The naked mole rat is a small rodent found in East Africa. It has very little hair (hence its name), and its skin is wrinkled and pale. Two large incisor teeth project from the front of its mouth.

This highly social burrowing rodent lives underground in colonies of around 70 to 80 individuals. Like bees, mole rat colonies have one queen and a large number of workers.


Narwhal

Narwhal

  • Scientific name: Monodon monoceros
  • Conservation status: Near Threatened

The narwhal is a mid-sized member of a group of marine mammals known as toothed whales. This group also includes dolphins, orcas, and whales with teeth such as sperm whales.

A male narwhal has a long, spiraled tusk that projects forwards from the front of its head. This is actually an elongated tooth growing through the narwhal’s top lip.

Narwhals live in the Arctic Ocean.


Natal Ghost Frog

Hadromophryne natalensis

  • Scientific name: Hadromophryne natalensis
  • Conservation status: Least Concern

The Natal ghost frog is found in the southern African countries of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. It lives in fast-flowing streams in mountainous regions.

The introduction of the non-native trout can have a negative effect on the Natal ghost frog. Despite this the species is common.


Nautilus

nautilus

A nautilus is a marine animal with a rounded shell and up to ninety tentacles. Six species of nautilus are currently recognized, although recent research has revealed that there may in fact be only three species.

Nautiluses are members of a group of mollusks called cephalopods. Other cephalopods include octopuses, cuttlefish and squids. Unlike most other cephalopods, nautiluses are unable to squirt ink.

Nautiluses have existed for millions of years. Over that time they have changed very little, and for this reason join a group of animals known as ‘living fossils’.


Nematode

nematode

Nematodes are also known as roundworms. Most nematodes are microscopic, and all have long, tubular bodies.

There are more nematodes than any other type of animal. Around 80% of all animals are nematodes, and they exist on virtually every habitat on Earth.

Many nematodes are parasites, living on or inside other organisms. A species of nematode that lives inside sperm whales can reach 13m (43 ft.) in length.


Neptune’s Cup

Neptune's Cup

  • Scientific name: Poterion patera
  • Conservation status: Unassessed

The Neptune’s cup is a large sponge. Sponges are very basic animals that lack a nervous system and organs. Although in their adult state sponges can’t move, as larvae they are able to swim.

The Neptune’s Cup grows up to a meter in height and width. It was once believed to have become extinct due to overharvesting, but living specimens have recently been discovered near Singapore.


Newt

alpine newt

A newt is a small amphibian with a long, lizard-like body, two pairs of short legs and a long tail.

Newts are salamanders. Although there is no strict biological definition of a newt it is the name given to those members of the salamander subfamily Salamandridae who spend much of their lives in the water.


Nightingale (Common)

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  • Scientific name: Luscinia megarhynchos
  • Conservation status: Least Concern

The nightingale is a small brown bird known for its pleasing song, which is said to be one of the most beautiful sounds in nature. The nightingale is so-named because it sings at night. However, the species will often also sing during the day.

The nightingale breeds in woodlands in Europe and parts of Asia, and migrates to Africa during the winter.


Nighthawk (Common)

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  • Scientific name: Chordeiles minor
  • Conservation status: Least Concern

The common nighthawk is one of several birds known as nighthawks. All are members of the nightjar family, Caprimulgidae.

The common nighthawk is nocturnal, becoming active at dusk. It has long, pointed wings, and its tail is slightly forked. It hunts by sight for flying insects.


Nile Crocodile

Nile Crocodile

  • Scientific name: Crocodylus niloticus
  • Conservation status: Least Concern

The Nile crocodile is the second largest reptile in the world; only the saltwater crocodile is larger. The Nile crocodile is found throughout most of Sub-Saharan Africa (the area of the continent south of the Sahara desert).

Like all crocodiles, the Nile crocodile is an ambush predator. It lies in wait for its prey to approach before launching an explosive attack, dragging its victim into the water with its strong jaws.


North American Beaver

North American Beaver

  • Scientific name: Castor canadensis
  • Conservation status: Least Concern

The North American beaver is a large rodent found in North America. The average size of a North American beaver is slightly smaller than that of the only other beaver species, the European beaver, making it the world’s third largest rodent.

The North American beaver lives a semiaquatic lifestyle, spending much of its time in the water.

Beavers build dams out of sticks and logs. These structures create ponds in which the beavers can swim and forage in safety.

Beaver dams also provide a safe environment for other animals, such as fish and birds. They also help to prevent soil erosion and flooding.


North Sulawesi Babirusa

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  • Scientific name: Babyrousa celebensis
  • Conservation status: Vulnerable

The North Sulawesi babirusa is a pig-like animal that is found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and a number of neighboring islands.

Like all babirusas, the male North Sulawesi babirusa has two pairs of long, curved tusks. The tusks are extended canine teeth. The babirusa’s upper tusks grow upwards from its upper jaw and through the flesh before emerging at the top of its snout.


Northern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Northern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

  • Scientific name: Saltuarius cornutus
  • Conservation status: Least Concern

The northern leaf-tailed gecko is Australia’s largest gecko. (Geckos are lizards in the infraorder Gekkota.) It has a flat, leaf-shaped tail that gives the species its name.

The northern leaf-tailed gecko is arboreal (i.e. it lives in trees). Although it lacks the adhesive pads found on the feet of most other geckos, it is able to climb using its clawed toes.


Northern Night Monkey

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  • Scientific name: Aotus trivirgatus
  • Conservation status: Least Concern

The northern night monkey is a species of night monkey found in Venezuela and northern Brazil. Like all night monkeys (the only nocturnal monkeys) the northern night monkey has large brown eyes that enable it to see in low light conditions.

Night monkeys are also known as ‘owl monkeys’.


Nudibranch

nudibranch

Nudibranchs are mollusks that live in the sea. There are around 2,300 species of these soft-bodied invertebrates. Many are quite bizarre in appearance, appearing in a number of bright colors and weird and wonderful shapes.


Numbat

numbat

  • Scientific name: Myrmecobius fasciatus
  • Conservation status: Endangered

The numbat is a small marsupial (pouched mammal). It has a long body and tail, red-brown fur and distinctive stripes across its back. It is an insectivore (an animal that eats insects), and only eats termites.

Once found throughout southern Australia, the numbat’s range is today restricted to small areas in Western Australia. The species has also been re-introduced in the states of South Australia and New South Wales. It is thought that there are fewer than 1,000 numbats left in the wild.

  • Find out more about this endangered Australian marsupial here: Numbat Facts

Nuthatch

Red-breasted nuthatch

Nuthatches are small woodland birds that are often seen hopping up and down tree trunks. They have rounded bodies, short tails and long, powerful beaks.

There are over 20 species of nuthatch. Most have grey backs, pale white, yellow or chestnut undersides, and distinctive black eye stripes.


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