The 12 Animals that Start with V Most Important

Abraham McLaughlin

Between the animals that start with the letter V the deer, the cow and the executioner stand out. Each one has a role in its ecosystem. Some species are commercially exploited because they are appreciated in the culinary industry; this is the case of the scallop.

These animals belong to different species and families. Some are more common in nature, while others are less well known thanks to living in more remote places.

The most relevant animals that begin with V

1- Cow

It is the name given to the female of the bovine family. The male specimen is known as an ox.

It is a large and robust mammal with a long dewlap. They have a long tail with the tip covered with hair. They can be black and white, white, grayish or brown in color.

2- Deer

Also known as a deer, a deer is a mammal. They are brown in color, long thin legs and white horns.

Every year they grow new horns. They can be found in South America, North America, and Central America.

3- Viper

They are poisonous snakes. Among these is the rattlesnake. They feed on mammals and insects, depending on the subspecies.

4- Black widow

It is also known as matrodectus lactans or spider capulina. It is a spider with a pronounced abdomen.

They can be found in rural areas of Mexico. It is black, although there are also some dark brown specimens.

The bite of this spider can cause pain and inflammation, in addition to vomiting, sweating and anorexia.

It can also generate strong muscle contractions. Urgent treatment is an ice pack on the area to prevent the spread of the poisonous agent.

5- Swift

It is a bird native to Africa and Eurasia that has large wings. During the flight it keeps its beak open to feed on small insects.

6- Vicuña

It is a large animal, between 45 and 50 kg, that lives in the highlands of the Andes. They are kept in family groups and their fur is light brown and white.. 

7- Executioner

Also known as the shrike, it is a bird that can be found in Spain. They have a pronounced tooth near the jaw.

They are brave birds, since they can sometimes attack other birds larger than their own.

8- Vinagrillo

They are arachnids of which there are at least 300 subspecies. Its appearance is that of a scorpion or scorpion. They are nocturnal and inhabit humid spaces.

9- Vinchuca

It is one of the insects that is believed to be responsible for the well-known Chagas disease. They can be found in various places in Latin America such as Chile, Venezuela and Uruguay, among others.. 

10- Vieira homeland

It is a marine animal typical of Latin American countries. They can be found in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, among other countries.

They usually live in sandy and muddy bottoms. They are sedentary animals that live attached to substrates.

11- Varano

The monitor lizard is a genus of large lizards distributed throughout many parts of the world. It is characterized by its long neck, small head and elongated tail..

Some of the best known monitor species are spiny-tailed monitor, white-throated monitor, or peacock monitor..

12- Greenfinch 

Or European greenfinch, it is a small bird (up to 15 cm) and bright colors such as yellowish green in the case of males. He lives in areas of pine forests where he draws attention for his song, of forced and nasal inspiration..


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