List of herbivorous animals

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This is a list of herbivorous animals. Herbivores are animals that eat plants. Herbivory is a form of predation in which an organism consumes principally autotrophs[1][page needed] such as plants, algae and photosynthesizing bacteria. More generally, organisms that feed on autotrophs in general are known as primary consumers.


Mammals (formally Mammalia) are a class of vertebrate, air-breathing animals whose females are characterized by the possession of mammary glands while both males and females are characterized by hair and/or fur, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in the brain. Some mammals have sweat glands, but most do not. Some mammals are herbivorous, and some are not. Herbivorous mammals include:

Main article: Rodent
Main article: Bovinae
Main article: Cervidae
Main article: Equidae

Most placental, herbivorous mammals look similar. Deer, cattle, rhinos, elephants, hippos, horses and giraffes. A long with sheep, goats, camels and llamas. The ones that have + next to them fall into this catgory.







Other invertebrates[edit]


  1. ^ Campbell, N. A. (1996) Biology (4th edition) Benjamin Cummings, New York ISBN 0-8053-1957-3
  2. ^ Discovering Dinosaurs. Curriculum Corporation, 2003 ISBN 1876973064. Retrieved 2010-08-08.