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Fur

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Fur is the hair covering of non-human mammals, particularly those mammals with extensive body hair that is soft and thick. [1]

80 relations: Anatomical terms of location, Angora wool, Animal coloration, Animal rights, Animal welfare, Aquatic animal, Awn hair, Beaver, Boss of the Plains, Bristle, Camouflage, Castorocauda, Cat coat genetics, Cetacea, Chinchilla, Coat (animal), Coyote, Deimatic behaviour, Docodonta, Elephant, England, Eutriconodonta, Felt, Fox, Fur clothing, Fur farming, Fur trade, Gloss (optics), Goat, Goose bumps, Gray squirrel, Gray wolf, Hair, Hairless bat, Hairless dog, Haramiyida, Hippopotamus, Karakul sheep, Keratin, Latin, Leather, Leopard, List of semiaquatic tetrapods, Mammal, Marten, Megaconus, Mink, Naked mole-rat, Neanderthal, North America, ..., Nude mouse, Ocelot, Old French, Otter, Phalangeriformes, Pigment, Pinniped, Plumage, Polar bear, Pseudogene, Rabbit, Rabbit hair, Raccoon, Rhinoceros, Sable, Scandinavian Peninsula, Sea lion, Shearling, Sheepskin, Skinny pig, Sphynx cat, Spinolestes, Stoat, Tanning (leather), Thermoregulation, Tiger, Ultraviolet, Velvet, Western Europe, Wool. Expand index (30 more) »

Anatomical terms of location

Standard anatomical terms of location deal unambiguously with the anatomy of animals, including humans.

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Angora wool

Angora hair or Angora fibre refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit.

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Animal coloration

Animal coloration is the general appearance of an animal resulting from the reflection or emission of light from its surfaces.

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Animal rights

Animal rights is the idea in which some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.

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Animal welfare

Animal welfare is the well-being of animals.

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Aquatic animal

A aquatic animal is an animal, either vertebrate or invertebrate, which lives in the water for most or all of its lifetime.

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Awn hair

Awn hairs are the intermediate hairs in a mammal's coat.

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Beaver

The beaver (genus Castor) is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent.

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Boss of the Plains

The Boss of the Plains was a lightweight all-weather hat designed in 1865 by John B. Stetson for the demands of the American West.

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Bristle

A bristle is a stiff hair or feather (natural or artificial), either on an animal, such as a pig, or on a tool such as a brush or broom.

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Camouflage

Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see (crypsis), or by disguising them as something else (mimesis).

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Castorocauda

Castorocauda is a genus of small, semi-aquatic mammal relatives living in the Jurassic period, around 164 million years ago, found in lakebed sediments of the Daohugou Beds of Inner Mongolia.

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Cat coat genetics

Cat coat genetics affect the coloration, pattern, length, and texture is a complex subject, and many genes are involved.

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Cetacea

Cetacea are a widely distributed and diverse clade of aquatic mammals that today consists of the whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Chinchilla

Chinchillas are either of two species of crepuscular rodents of the parvorder Caviomorpha.

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Coat (animal)

Coat is the nature and quality of a mammal's pelage.

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Coyote

The coyote (Canis latrans); from Nahuatl) is a canine native to North America. It is smaller than its close relative, the gray wolf, and slightly smaller than the closely related eastern wolf and red wolf. It fills much of the same ecological niche as the golden jackal does in Eurasia, though it is larger and more predatory, and is sometimes called the American jackal by zoologists. The coyote is listed as least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature due to its wide distribution and abundance throughout North America, southwards through Mexico, and into Central America. The species is versatile, able to adapt to and expand into environments modified by humans. It is enlarging its range, with coyotes moving into urban areas in the Eastern U.S., and was sighted in eastern Panama (across the Panama Canal from their home range) for the first time in 2013., 19 coyote subspecies are recognized. The average male weighs and the average female. Their fur color is predominantly light gray and red or fulvous interspersed with black and white, though it varies somewhat with geography. It is highly flexible in social organization, living either in a family unit or in loosely knit packs of unrelated individuals. It has a varied diet consisting primarily of animal meat, including deer, rabbits, hares, rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates, though it may also eat fruits and vegetables on occasion. Its characteristic vocalization is a howl made by solitary individuals. Humans are the coyote's greatest threat, followed by cougars and gray wolves. In spite of this, coyotes sometimes mate with gray, eastern, or red wolves, producing "coywolf" hybrids. In the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, the eastern coyote (a larger subspecies, though still smaller than wolves) is the result of various historical and recent matings with various types of wolves. Genetic studies show that most North American wolves contain some level of coyote DNA. The coyote is a prominent character in Native American folklore, mainly in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, usually depicted as a trickster that alternately assumes the form of an actual coyote or a man. As with other trickster figures, the coyote uses deception and humor to rebel against social conventions. The animal was especially respected in Mesoamerican cosmology as a symbol of military might. After the European colonization of the Americas, it was reviled in Anglo-American culture as a cowardly and untrustworthy animal. Unlike wolves (gray, eastern, or red), which have undergone an improvement of their public image, attitudes towards the coyote remain largely negative.

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Deimatic behaviour

Deimatic behaviour, threat display, or startle display in animals means any pattern of behaviour, such as suddenly displaying conspicuous eyespots, to scare off or momentarily distract a predator, thus giving the prey animal an opportunity to escape.

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Docodonta

Docodonta is an order of extinct mammaliaforms that lived during the mid- to late-Mesozoic era.

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Elephant

Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Eutriconodonta

Eutriconodonta is an order of early mammals.

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Felt

Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together.

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Fox

Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae.

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Fur clothing

Fur clothing is clothing made of furry animal hides.

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Fur farming

Fur farming is the practice of breeding or raising certain types of animals for their fur.

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Fur trade

The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal fur.

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Gloss (optics)

Gloss is an optical property which indicates how well a surface reflects light in a specular (mirror-like) direction.

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Goat

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

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Goose bumps

Goose bumps are the bumps on a person's skin at the base of body hairs which may involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, euphoria or sexual arousal.

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Gray squirrel

Gray squirrel' may refer to several species of squirrel indigenous to North America.

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Gray wolf

The gray wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the timber wolf,Paquet, P. & Carbyn, L. W. (2003).

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Hair

Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis.

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Hairless bat

The hairless bat (Cheiromeles torquatus), also called the naked bulldog batLeong, T. M., et al.

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Hairless dog

A hairless dog is a dog with a genetic disposition for hairlessness and hairloss.

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Haramiyida

Haramiyidans are a long lived lineage of mammaliaform cynodonts.

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Hippopotamus

The common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis).

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Karakul sheep

Karakul or Qaraqul (named after Qorako‘l, a city in Bukhara Province in Uzbekistan) is a breed of domestic sheep which originated in Central Asia.

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Keratin

Keratin is one of a family of fibrous structural proteins.

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Latin

Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Leather

Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhides, mostly cattle hide.

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Leopard

The leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the five species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae.

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List of semiaquatic tetrapods

This is a list of tetrapods that are semiaquatic; that is, while being at least partly terrestrial, they spend part of their life cycle or a significant fraction of their time in water as part of their normal behavior, and/or obtain a significant fraction of their food from an aquatic habitat.

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Mammal

Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia (from Latin mamma "breast"), a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands.

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Marten

The martens constitute the genus Martes within the subfamily Mustelinae, in the family Mustelidae.

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Megaconus

Megaconus is an extinct genus of mammaliaforms from the Middle Jurassic Tiaojishan Formation of Inner Mongolia, China.

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Mink

Mink are dark-colored, semiaquatic, carnivorous mammals of the genera Neovison and Mustela, and part of the family Mustelidae which also includes weasels, otters and ferrets.

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Naked mole-rat

The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa.

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Neanderthal

Neanderthals (also; also Neanderthal Man, taxonomically Homo neanderthalensis or Homo sapiens neanderthalensis) are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans in the genus Homo, who lived in Eurasia during at least 430,000 to 38,000 years ago.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Nude mouse

A nude mouse is a laboratory mouse from a strain with a genetic mutation that causes a deteriorated or absent thymus, resulting in an inhibited immune system due to a greatly reduced number of T cells.

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Ocelot

The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat native to the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central and South America.

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Old French

Old French (franceis, françois, romanz; Modern French: ancien français) was the language spoken in Northern France from the 8th century to the 14th century.

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Otter

Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae.

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Phalangeriformes

Phalangeriformes is a suborder of any of about 70 small- to medium-sized arboreal marsupial species native to Australia, New Guinea, and Sulawesi (and introduced to New Zealand and China).

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Pigment

A pigment is a material that changes the color of reflected or transmitted light as the result of wavelength-selective absorption.

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Pinniped

Pinnipeds, commonly known as seals, are a widely distributed and diverse clade of carnivorous, fin-footed, semiaquatic marine mammals.

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Plumage

Plumage ("feather") refers both to the layer of feathers that cover a bird and the pattern, colour, and arrangement of those feathers.

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Polar bear

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.

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Pseudogene

Pseudogenes are segments of DNA that are related to real genes.

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Rabbit

Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha (along with the hare and the pika).

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Rabbit hair

Rabbit hair (also called rabbit fur, cony, coney, comb or lapin) is the fur of the common rabbit.

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Raccoon

The raccoon (or, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, or northern raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

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Rhinoceros

A rhinoceros, commonly abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.

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Sable

The sable (Martes zibellina) is a marten species, a small carnivorous mammal inhabiting forest environments, primarily in Russia from the Ural Mountains throughout Siberia, northern Mongolia.

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Scandinavian Peninsula

The Scandinavian Peninsula (Skandinaviska halvön; Den skandinaviske halvøy; Skandinavian niemimaa; ?; Скандинавский полуостров, Skandinavsky poluostrov) is a peninsula of Eurasia located in Northern Europe, which generally comprises the mainland of Sweden, the mainland of Norway (with the exception of a small coastal area bordering Russia), the northwestern area of Finland, as well as a narrow area in the west of the Pechengsky District of Russia.

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Sea lion

Sea lions are sea mammals characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours, short, thick hair, and a big chest and belly.

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Shearling

Shearling is a skin from a recently shorn sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on.

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Sheepskin

Sheepskin is the hide of a sheep, sometimes also called lambskin.

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Skinny pig

The Skinny Pig is an almost hairless breed of Guinea pig.

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Sphynx cat

The Sphynx cat is a breed of cat known for its lack of coat (fur).

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Spinolestes

Spinolestes is an extinct mammal genus from the Early Cretaceous of Spain.

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Stoat

The stoat (Mustela erminea), also known as the short-tailed weasel or simply the weasel in Ireland where the least weasel does not occur, is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae native to Eurasia and North America, distinguished from the least weasel by its larger size and longer tail with a prominent black tip.

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Tanning (leather)

Tanned leather in Marrakesh Tanning is the process of treating skins and hides of animals to produce leather.

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Thermoregulation

Thermoregulation is the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different.

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Tiger

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

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Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet (UV) is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

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Velvet

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel.

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Western Europe

Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe.

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Wool

Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fur

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