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Chipmunk

Chipmunk, diminutive member of the squirrel family belonging to genus Tamias.

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Chiroptera

Chiroptera is the order of mammals (Mammalia) that includes all bats, living (~1200 species) and fossil.

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Clam

Clam, common name for any bivalve (hinged shell) mollusc, referring especially to those of economic significance burrowing in beaches or the seafloor.

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Cnidaria

Cnidaria, phylum of multicellular, radially symmetrical invertebrates (eg, hydroids, jellyfish, sea anemones, corals) dating to late Precambrian era (630-570 million years ago).

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Cockroach

Cockroach, swift-running, flattened, oval-shaped insect belonging to order Dictyoptera.

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Cod

Cod, common name for fishes of class Actinopterygii, order Gadiformes, family Gadidae.

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Coot

The coot is an aquatic bird of the rail family. Eleven species occur worldwide; only the American coot (Fulica americana) is found in North America.

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Coral

Coral, common name for various small, sessile, usually colonial, marine invertebrates of phylum Cnidaria.

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Cormorant

 The cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae) is a family of predominantly black birds with hooked, laterally compressed bills, naked, coloured skin on the throat and noticeably stiff tail feathers.

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Cougar

Cougar, puma or mountain lion (Felis concolor, family Felidae), is the most gracile of the New World wild cats.

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Coyote

Coyote (Canis latrans, family Canidae), often called prairie wolf or brush wolf, is intermediate in size between the wolf and fox.

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Crab

Crab, common name for 2 groups of decapod ("ten-footed") Crustaceans. The Anomura, including hermit, mole and lithoid crabs, have relatively normal abdomens.

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Crane

The crane (Gruidae) is a family of large, long-necked birds with sturdy bills and long, powerful legs.

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Crayfish

Crayfish, moderately sized freshwater Crustacean of order Decapoda, similar in appearance to the American lobster.

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Creeper

The creeper (family Certhiidae) is a small, brown-backed bird with a stiff tail and thin, downcurved bill.

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Crow

The crow family (Corvidae) is a large family of birds that includes jackdaws, choughs, jays, magpies and nutcrackers as well as crows and ravens.

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Crustacean

Crustacean, shelled invertebrate with segmented body and limbs at some stage of its life, an exoskeleton and 2 pairs of antennae. The exoskeleton, a protective and supportive framework located outside the body, is periodically molted to allow for growth.

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Cuckoo

The cuckoo (Cuculidae) is a family of birds with about 130 species, including common cuckoos, anis, couas, coucals and roadrunners, distributed almost worldwide.