This page includes all animals that start with the letter X that we plan to cover on Fact Animal. As we publish new content, each of these animals will be linked to their dedicated profile fact pages.
From the X-Ray Tetra to Xoloitzcuintli, read extraordinary facts about animals beginning with the letter X.
Xingu River Ray
Please see our Animal A-Z list for animals that start with different letters.
Animal Names That Start With X
Read on for an overview of each of the animals listed above that begin with the letter X.
The X-Ray Tetra is a small ray-finned fish in the genus Pristella found in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. It’s also known as the ‘X-ray fish’, because of its translucent body.
Fun Fact: These fish are super adaptable and be kept in home aquariums.
The Xanthippe’s Shrew is a small mammal that is found in savannas and shrublands of Kenya and Tanzania.
Fun Fact: Shrews have a very close resemlance to mice, except they have a long pointed snout.
The Xantus Hummingbird is a species in the Trochilidae family, that includes over 300 species found across central and south America. They are also known as the black-fronted hummingbird.
Fun Fact: The Xantus Hummingbird are endemic to the Baja California Peninsula.
Xerus is actually a genus of ground squirrels, which only has one member – the unstriped ground squirrel, which is a rodent found in dry shrublands across the horn of Africa.
Fun Fact: They are foragers and have an omnivorous diet of leaves, seeds, fruit and insects.
Xingu River Ray
The Xingu River Ray is a freshwater fish that’s only found in the Xingu river basin in Brazil, which is a tributary of the Amazon river.
Fun Fact: The Xingu River Ray has a venonmous dentine spin in its tail.
Xoloitzcuintli is a breed of hairless dog, that’s also commonly known as the Mexican hairless dog. They can come in all sizes, and with coats of hair as well.
Fun Fact: In ancient cultures, xolos were frequently sacrificed and then buried with their owners to serve as guides for the soul on its journey to the underworld.
What Other Animals Begin With ‘X’?
That completes our list of animals that begin with the letter X.
Hopefully you’ve learned a few new ones, but are there any that we’re missing in our list that you would like to see covered?
If so, get in touch. Please see our Animal A-Z list for animals that start with different letters.