Surprisingly, there are many animals whose names begin with the letter X. Three of these remarkable creatures are xantusiids, xenops, and xerus.
Xantusiids are small lizards native to Mexico and Central America that can be identified by their unique striped patterning and vivid colors. These agile climbers rarely settle in one spot for too long.
The xenops is a wild bird closely related to woodpeckers commonly found in Central and South America with an incredibly strong bill which it utilizes to search for food inside trees.
The xerus, or African ground squirrel, lives near riversides or swamps where there is abundant vegetation in certain parts of Africa. It has brown fur dotted with white spots and stripes that makes it easily recognizable from other animals. These nocturnal animals can often be spotted during the day looking for food or shelter among rocks or logs.
List of animals that start with the letter X
- X-Ray Tetra
- Xeme (Sabine’s Gull)
- Xingu River Ray
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Animals that start with common Digraph Phonics
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