Illustrated Earth Language Dictionary - Mammals (哺乳動物) -

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Living Creatures:
.Classification of lives (生物分類)
Body-features (体の部分) . Parts and Gradations of Plant (植物の部分と成長過程)
.Primates and Classification of Lives (霊長類) . Mammals (哺乳動物) . Vertebrates (脊椎動物) . Insects (虫)
.Various Plants .Directions . movements . tools . environments
Location Direction and shape (位置・方向・形)

This section has English and Japanese explanations; please ignore the Japanese parts,
or if you'd like to learn the Japanese words too on the way, see here to view Japanese writings.

: the symbol of mammal(s) :

It is the combination of ( animal: { move, life/living thing} and }. In this case, is not for the meaning of recognition, but symbolizing mammal's breast by its shape.
* Mammals have many characteristics, but nursing with mother's milk is the best for recalling the image.
Scientifically, it means : Class Mammalia.
Most mammals are expressed by a compounded character of and its characteristics.
The most mammal symbols here in the pictures are Genus/Family names scientifically.  
To show a species name, put the Genus name in and its characteristic ideogram next.
For more about the classification way and the way to express a mammal name
with plural easy characters and or , see here.

: 乳房を象徴する2点 を加えた「動物」 動く、 命}の文字で、 哺乳動物を示します。
生物分類 哺乳綱に当たります。
詳しい種名は、 属名を に入れ、その右に特徴を示す記号を並べて表現します。
ほとんどの哺乳類は の上にイメージしやすい固有の特徴を重ねて示しますが、
重ねて複雑になる場合には、文字の中身を左右にわけて でつないでも同じです。

Order Carnivora (食肉目)

Sub-order Caniformia (in this group, dog family is familiar to the people worldwide) (イヌ亜目)
or { (mammal), (home)}: dog (犬)

* It's usually related to human's home in history,  so  it could help to imagine this mammal.
( Carnivora (Order: Carnival), Caniformia (Sub-order: dog), Canidae, )

or (wildness): coyote (*They are just related to dog-image, but not to home )(コヨーテ)
or (violent wildness): wolf (狼)
or (small): fox (狐)
or (wild) (large)}: bear (熊)
(long): weasel (イタチ)
(hands: they look like using their hands): raccoon (ラクーン)
(nasty odor/臭い): skunk (スカンク)

Sub-order Feliformia (in this group, cat family is familiar to the people worldwide)  (ネコ亜目)
or (nail/claw): Genus Felis, cat (ネコ科/猫)

* Mammals usually have nails/claws, but cat's group have more remarkable claws to catch their game.
Their predatory teeth are also a biological feature, but "teeth" symbol is used for rat kinds, since they gnaw most of time.

or (wild): wild-cat/mountain-cat (山猫)
or large}: Genus Panthera {puma, cougar, mountain lion, panther (豹)
or ({power, large} strong) (the strongest mammal): Lion (ライオン)
(large and one/alone): tiger (虎)
(swift/fast) (the fastest runner): cheetah (チータ)

Order Artiodactyla (mammal group having even number hooves; cattle and deer type of group)(偶蹄目)
or (from milk): Family Bovidae/ cattle, generic term of any kinds of cattle {cow, ox, bull} (ウシ科、牛)

* All mammals raise a baby with milk, but milk of cow is the most common among us humans; so this symbol was made. Also the symbol looks like a cow face a little, don't you think so?

female cattle: cow (牝牛)
male cattle: bull (牡牛)
child cattle: calf (子牛)
cattle group: a herd of cattle (牛の群れ)
{large wild cattle}: buffalo/bison (バッファロー)
(horn): Caribou (トナカイ)
(horn-large): moose (ヘラジカ)

or (horn) (having great horns): antelope (レイヨウ)
(hair: because of wool image): sheep (羊)
or (branch): deer/Cervidae (deer Family) (鹿/シカ科の動物)
or (large): elk/Cervus canadensi(エルク)

or (neck): Giraffidae/giraff (キリン)
or (meat) (Doesn't it look like a pig seen from the front?): pig/Suidae (豚・イノシシ科の動物)
or wild/nature: boar (猪)
small: pecarry/Family Tayassuidae (ペッカリー) 
* means small boar. (つなぎ記号をはずすと小さな猪の意味になるので要注意)
(large): Hippopotomas/Family Hippopotamidae (カバ)

{ {(support with legs) and (swelled, hump)}: camel/Family Camelidae (ラクダ)

* Camelidae is closer to cattle included in the same Order Artiodactyla;
but since humans have used them for a ride and carrying things similarly to horses,
the similar looking symbols to horse was prepared for the camel  family.

(mountain): llama (ラマ)

or (legs/support): horse/Family Equidae(馬/)
(fast): race-horse (競走馬)
(small): donkey (ロバ)
(work): mule (ミュール)

or (ear) (with remarkable ears): Leporidae/rabbit (ウサギ科、ウサギ)
: hare (ノウサギ)
or (teeth) (gnawing with always growing teeth}: Rodentia/rat (げっ歯目・ネズミ類)
(small): mouse/mice
or (tail): Sciurida/squirrel; chipmunk (with ) (リス科、リス)

or (nose)-(large): Proboscidea/elephant (長鼻目・象)

or { mammalia, (egg)}(mammals born from an egg): Monotremata/Platypus (単孔目/カモノハシ)
(Monotremata with needles): Echidna

or (container/sack): Marsupialia (有袋目)
(large): Kangaroo (カンガルー)
or  (small): Wallaby (ワラビー)
or (tree): Phascolarctidae/Koala (コアラ)
(nose; its nose is remarkable): Didelphidae/Opossum (フクロネズミ)
or (wings): Chiroptera/bat (コウモリ目、コウモリ)
(hole): Talpidae/ mole (モグラ科、モグラ)
or (needle): Erinaceidae/ hedgehog (ハリネズミ)
Mammals in Water
(* This is not a biologically classified group; but these symbols are set according to the place where they mainly live, for imagining easiness)

or (ocean): Cetacea/dolphin (クジラ目、イルカ)
or : whale (鯨)
: killer-whale

or (edge of the sea): Pinnipedia/Otariidae (アシカ亜目、アシカ科)
(vertical) (they can stand their front body): Otariidae/ eared seals {sea lion, fur seal}(アシカ)
(horizontal) (always horizontally longer, lying on the land): Phocidae/earless seals/true seals (アザラシ科、アザラシ)
(fang/tusk): Odobenidae/Walrus (セイウチ科、セイウチ)
or (wave)(floating on the wave): Lutrinae/Enhydra/sea-otter (カワウソ亜科、ラッコ)
(land)(they move around on the land, too): river otter (カワウソ)

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