Journal / ok, this might not be of any interest to 95% of you…

ok, this might not be of any interest to 95% of you, but i work under the assumption that 5% of
you will love this comprehensive animal adjective list as much as i do.
your creepy word nerd,
moby

p.s-animal is followed by adjective. ‘myrmecophagine’ for anteater is probably my favorite. also ‘noctilionine’ for bat. i’m not an etymologist, but wouldn’t
‘noctilionine’ mean ‘nocturnal lion’? nice for bats.

Animal Name
Animal Adjective
alligator
eusuchian
ant
formicine, myrmecine
anteater
myrmecophagine
antelope
alcelaphine, bubaline, antilopine
ape
simian
armadillo
tolypeutine
ass
asinine
badger
musteline
barracuda
percesocine
bat
pteropine, noctilionine
bear
ursine
bee
apiarian
bird
avian, muscicapine, oscine (song)
passerine (perching), penduline, volucrine
bison
bisontine
buffalo
bubaline
bull
taurine
butterfly
pieridine, pierine
calf
vituline
camel
cameline
cat
feline
chamois
rupicaprine
chicken
galline
civet
viverrine
cobra
elapine
coral
coralline
cow
bovine
crab
cancrine
crocodile
crocodilian
deer
cervine, elaphine
dodo
didine
dog
canine
dolphin
delphine
dormouse
myoxine
dragon
draconine
earthworm
lumbricine
elephant
elephantine
elk
cervine
ermine
musteline
ferret
musteline
fish
piscine
flea
pulicine
flying fox
pteropine
fox
vulpine
frog
ranine
gazelle
gazelline
gerbil
cricetine
gibbon
hylobatine
giraffe
giraffine
goat
caprine, hircine (smelly)
hamster
cricetine
hare
leporine
hippopotamus
hippopotamine
hog
suilline
hornet
vespine
horse
equine
human
hominine
hyena
hyenine
kangaroo
macropodine
leech
hirudine
lemming
microtine
lemur
lemurine
leopard
pardine
limpet
patelline
lion
leonine
lizard
lacertilian, saurian
lobster
homarine
louse
pediculine
manatee
manatine
marten
musteline
mink
musteline
mite
acarine
mole
talpine
mongoose
viverrine, herpestine
moose
cervine
mosquito
aedine, anopheline
moth
arctian
mouse
murine
octopus
octopine
opposum
didelphine
oryx
orygine
otter
lutrine
ox
bovine
oyster
ostracine
panther
pantherine
pig
porcine, suilline
polecat
musteline
porcupine
hystricine
porpoise
phocaenine
python
pythonine
rabbit
lapine
raccoon
procyonine
ram
arietine
rat
murine
rattlesnake
crotaline
reptile
reptilian, serpentine
reindeer
rangiferine
rhinoceros
ceratorhine
rodent
glirine
roebuck
capreoline
sable
zibeline
salamander
salamandrine
sea horse
hippocampine
sea lion
otarine
seal
phocine, otarine
serpent
serpentine
sheep
ovine
shrew
soricine
silkworm
bombycine
skunk
musteline
slug
limacine
smelt
atherine
snake
anguine, elapine, colubrine (garter,king)
ophidian, reptilian, serpentine, viperine
squirrel
sciurine
stag
cervine, elaphine
stoat
musteline
sturgeon
acipenserine
termite
termitine
tick
acarine
tiger
tigrine
toad
batrachian
tortoise
chelonian, testudine
turtle
chelonian
vole
microtine
wasp
vespine
weasel
musteline
wolf
lupine
wombat
phascolomian
worm
vermian
zebra
zebrine, hippotigrine