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aardvark a nocturnal mammal of southern Africa that has a long snout, long ears, and powerful claws for digging, and that feeds on ants using its extensile tongue.
aardwolf a striped, nocturnal African mammal of the hyena family that feeds primarily on insects.
agouti any of several related nocturnal, burrowing rodents found in the tropics of the Western Hemisphere that are about the size of a rabbit but have short ears and grizzled fur.
armadillo a burrowing nocturnal mammal of the southern United States and South America, whose body is armored by jointed, bony plates.
aye-aye a nocturnal lemur found in Madagascar that has shaggy dark brown fur, a long bushy tail, large ears, long clawlike fingers, and strong rodentlike teeth.
centipede any of various nocturnal arthropods, with a narrow, wormlike body consisting of many segments, each segment having a pair of legs and the front segment having poison fangs or claws.
civet cat any of several catlike nocturnal mammals of Africa and southern Asia that have spotted fur and exude a musklike substance. [1/2 definitions]
cockroach any of a large group of flat-bodied, nocturnal insects related to the grasshopper, some of which infest homes and other buildings.
dasyure any of various small nocturnal Australian marsupials, including the Tasmanian devil, that eat insects or flesh.
earwig a nocturnal insect having a pincerslike structure at the rear of the abdomen. [1/2 definitions]
goatsucker any of several mostly nocturnal birds that have large mouths and feed on insects or fruit, such as the whippoorwill and nightjar.
guacharo a nocturnal tropical South American bird from whose young is derived an oil used for cooking and lighting.
hyena any of several carnivorous, mostly nocturnal, doglike mammals of Africa and Asia that have strong jaws and fairly small hindquarters.
kinkajou a nocturnal, tree-dwelling animal of Central and South America that has a long, prehensile tail and brown fur.
lemur any of several small, tree-dwelling, nocturnal mammals that have large, round eyes, a foxlike face, and a long, furry tail, and that are native to Madagascar and nearby islands.
loris any of several small nocturnal primates of southeastern Asia, having large eyes and woolly fur and living in trees.
nightjar any of various nocturnal birds of the goatsucker family, esp. the common European one.
owl any of various nocturnal birds of prey that have large eyes set in the front of a large head, a strong hooked beak, and strong, sharp talons.
pocket mouse any of various small, nocturnal desert-dwelling North American rodents that have fur-lined cheek pouches.
raccoon a nocturnal North American mammal having brownish gray fur, masklike black facial markings, and black rings around the tail. [1/2 definitions]
watch fire a nocturnal fire used as a signal or for providing heat and light to guards.