List of herbivorous animals

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This is a list of herbivorous animals. Herbivores are animals that are adapted to 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. Herbivores eat plants and are on a vegetarian diet


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: Bovinae

Main article: Equidae
Main article: Rodentia


Birds (class Aves) are winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. There are around 10,000 living species, making them the most varied of tetrapod vertebrates. Some birds are herbivorous, and some are not. Herbivorous birds include:





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  2. ^ Discovering Dinosaurs. Curriculum Corporation, 2003 ISBN 1876973064. Retrieved 2010-08-08.