Mammal names

Weasels & Wisents: The Many Names for Ireland's Mustelids & Their Curious Connection to the Bison

Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
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Attribution/Licence: By Keven Law (originally posted to Flickr as On the lookout...) [CC BY-SA 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

American mink (Neovison vison)
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/peter-trimming/5357651712
Attribution: Peter Trimming
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Irish stoat (Mustela erminea hibernica)

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http://dermotbreen.blogspot.com/2013/07/irish-stoat-part-1.html

Attribution/Copyright: Dermot Breen. Reproduced here with his permission

Otter (Lutra lutra)
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http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2815996
Attribution: Peter Trimming
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Badger (Meles meles)
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/ianblacker/2501226765
Attribution: Ian Blacker
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Alien Invasion!: How the Scientific Name of the Grey Squirrel Reveals an Epic Invasion of Ireland

Castle Forbes, Co. Longford

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/21680992271

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The Rat Trap: The Many Misleading Names of Ireland's Rodents

House mouse
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Attribution: Duncan Hull. CC licensed image by George Shuklin from wikimice
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Black rat v Brown rat comparison diagram
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Attribution/Licence: By Vergleich_Hausratte_Wanderratte_DE.svg: Sponk (talk), based on a work by Karim-Pierre Maalejtranslated by: Sponk (Vergleich_Hausratte_Wanderratte_DE.svg) [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Birds of the Night: The Myriad Illuminating Names of Ireland's Bats

Brown long-eared bat
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Attribution/Licence: By Joxerra aihartza [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Bat wing underside
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bat-wing_underside.jpg
Attribution: © Salix / Wikimedia Commons
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Lesser horseshoe bat
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:17.17a.JRA.tif
Attribution/Licence: By Joxerra aihartza [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Bat echolocation diagram
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chiroptera_echolocation.svg
Attribution/Licence: By Bat_echolocation.jpg: ShungEcolocalizacao_morcego.jpg: José AugustoBat_shadow_black.svg: MyselfButterfly_black.svg: *Butterfly.svg: JASC's WebDrawderivative work: Marek M (talk)derivative work: Marek M [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Soprano pipistrelle
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pipistrellus_pygmaeus01.jpg
Attribution/Licence: By Evgeniy Yakhontov (Page - Image) [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Whiskered bat
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myotis_mystacinus_-_Manuel_Ruedi.JPG
Attribution/Licence: Manuel Ruedi [CC BY 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Fish With A Womb: The Names of the Many and Unexpected Dolphin Species in Irish Seas

Dolphin fresco at Minoan palace of Knossos in Crete
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Long-finned pilot whale head
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pilot_whale_spyhop.jpg
Attribution/Licence: By Barney Moss (Watching Whales 4) [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

False killer whale
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/noaaphotolib/33910331754
Attribution: NOAA Photo Library
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Finding Moby: Origins of the Names of Ireland's Sperm Whales & That of the Greatest Literary Incarnation of Their Species, Moby Dick

Moby Dick illustration (cover image)
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https://palmovish.deviantart.com/art/Moby-Dick-200956981
Attribution: Moby Dick by Palmovish on Deviant Art
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Marine reptiles (Mosasaur & Plesiosaur)
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/loozrboy/4803814720

Attribution: Loozrboy on Flickr
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Sperm whale pod
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Attribution/Licence: By Gabriel Barathieu [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Sperm whale v Giant Squid mural
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Attribution: etee on Flickr
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Spermaceti organ diagram
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Attribution/Licence: By Kurzon [CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Canaries, Pygmies & Pigs: The Wonderful Features and Names of Some of Ireland's Toothed Whales

Pygmy sperm whale v Sperm whale size comparison
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Pygmy sperm whale illustration
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/20562988736/
Attribution: Image from page 52 of Cetaceans of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary/prepared for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service by Stephen Leatherwood
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Common porpoise
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Attribution: Ecomare/Salko de Wolf Den Hoorn Texel
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Living by the Sword: The Sharp & Colourful Names of Ireland's Beaked Whales

Cuvier’s beaked whale: size compared to a human
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https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Cuvier%27s_beaked_whale_size.svg
Attribution: Chris Huh
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Sowerby’s beaked whale
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mesoplodon_bidens_British_mammals_(Pl._46)_(21866206616).jpg
Attribution/Licence: By Thorburn, Archibald [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Sowerby’s beaked whale: size compared to a human
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sowerby%27s_beaked_whale_size.svg
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Northern bottlenose whale: size compared to a human
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Attribution/Licence: By Chris_huh [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons

Moustachioed Marine Monsters: Ireland's Baleen Whales

Baleen close-up (humpback whale)
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/r_w_grant/4548885917

Attribution: Randall Wade (Rand) Grant on Flickr
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Mystacodon selenensis
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https://www.deviantart.com/bran-artworks/art/Mystacodon-683758421

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Baleen close-up (humpback whale) (image in text)
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/ideonexus/2352398970

Attribution: Ryan Somna on Flickr
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Super-Sized Cetaceans: The Gigantic Forms and Features of Ireland's Baleen Whales & The Names Associated with Them

Size of northern minke whale compared to a human
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Size of a fin whale compared to a human
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Humpback whale breaching
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/lakpura/15355561037

Attribution: Amila Tennakoon
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Sei whale size compared to a human
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Attribution/Licence: Chris huh [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

Northern krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica)
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Attribution/Licence: Øystein Paulsen [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

'Largest Animals Ever'? Part I:  Ireland's Blue & Fin Whales VS the Dinosaurs 

Palaeoloxodon namadicus reconstruction
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https://www.deviantart.com/paleonerd01/art/The-Asian-Straight-Tusked-Elephant-761458806
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Sauroposeidon life reconstruction
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Attribution/Licence: Levi bernardo [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Sauroposeidon size diagram
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Attribution/Licence: Steveoc 86 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

'Largest Animals Ever'? Part II: Ireland's Blue & Fin Whales VS Ancient Sea Monsters 

Megalodon (cover image)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Carcharodon_megalodon_SI.jpg
Attribution: Mary Parrish, Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History
Licence: Public Domain (at least in USA)

Pangaea map with Ireland location
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pangaea_continents.png
Attribution: en:User: Kieff
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Convergent evolution of ichthyosaurs and whales
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigpemberton/3790813865
Attribution: Craig Pemberton on Flickr: photo of an image from the Museum of Northern Arizona
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Giant ichthyosaur from Aust Cliff reconstruction
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Megalodon life reconstruction
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https://www.deviantart.com/paleonerd01/art/The-Meg-2018-The-Sharkening-757743349

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Megalodon size diagram
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Attribution/Licence: Scarlet23 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Megalodon chasing two baleen whales
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https://he.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%91%D7%A5:VMNH_megalodon.jpg
Attribution: Virginia Museum of Natural History
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.he

Super-Powered Cetaceans: The Other Marvellous Names, Attributes & Abilities of Ireland's Baleen Whales

Michael Phelps
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Attribution/Licence: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil [CC BY 3.0 br (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/br/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

The 'Right' Whale: How the Name of Ireland's Right Whale Reveals a Terrible Wrong

Map of Basque region
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Attribution/Licence: © Zorion, CC-BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Map of New England, USA
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_England_English_map.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Wolfdog [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Revealing Names & Surprising Evolutionary Relationships of Ireland's Deer

Fallow deer
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Attribution/Licence: By Michael Palmer [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Giant Irish deer braying
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https://www.deviantart.com/renum63/art/Megaloceros-2-677592067
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Chinese muntjac
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Muntjac_deer_at_Dumbleton_Hall_(cropped).jpg

Attribution/Licence: Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Wild Things? Part I: How the Irish Word for Deer Masks the True Nature of These Mammals in Ireland

Roe deer cover image
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roe_deer_buck.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Hans Markus Antson [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Wild Things? Part II: How the Irish Word for Deer Masks the True Nature of These Mammals in Ireland

Fallow deer stag in Phoenix Park
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/beejd1044/43901026700
Attribution: Barry J. Dillon on Flickr
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Kesh Corran caves
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Caves_of_Keash.JPG
Attribution/Licence: Archaeomoonwalker [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]

Micro-Monsters Part I: The Venomous, Wicked & Cruel Names for Ireland’s Pygmy Shrews

Pygmy shrew (cover image)
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/polandeze/941336142
Attribution: Andrew on Flickr
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Pygmy shrew exhibiting long snout
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sorex_minutus_palm.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Stella Nutella at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

Size of pygmy shrew v common shrew
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sorex_minutus_and_Sorex_araneus_size_comparison_-_en.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Paul Adams [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)]

Soricinae skull illustration displaying red teeth
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skull_Soricinae.png
Attribution/Licence: A proietti [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Etruscan shrew
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suncus_etruscus.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Trebol-a [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

Micro-Monsters Part II: The Sometimes Horrible Names for Ireland’s Hedgehogs

Greater moonrat (Echinosorex gymnura)
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Em_-_Echinosorex_gymnura_-_1.jpg

Attribution/Licence: Emőke Dénes [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Black and rufus elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi)
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rhynchocyon_petersi_from_side.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Joey Makalintal from Pennsylvania, USA [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

Greater hedgehog tenrec (Setifer setosus)
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/berniedup/9614561811
Attribution: Bernard Dupont on Flickr
Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Cape golden mole (Chrysochloris asiatica)
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chrysochloris_asiatica_Cape_golden_mole_adult_IMG_7120.jpg
Attribution/Licence: JonRichfield [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Felids, Hounds & Vixens: The Interesting Names of Ireland’s Cats, Dogs, and Foxes

Roman cat mosaic
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cat_mosaic.JPG
Attribution/Licence: Massimo Finizio [CC BY-SA 2.0 IT (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/it/deed.en)]

Red fox pup
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Co-sfuw-08-022.jpg

Attribution/Licence: Hans-Jörg Hellwig [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

The Fantastic ‘Fin-Feet’: The Immersive Names and Forms of Ireland’s Seals & Walruses

Puijila
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Puijila_BW.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

Phoca vitulina
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Common_seal_(Phoca_vitulina)_2.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Charles J Sharp / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

Grey seal
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grey-seal.jpg
Attribution/Licence: Andreas Trepte / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)

Hippos & Dunkeys: The Hidden Connections Running Through the Names of Ireland’s Horses and Donkeys

African ass (Equus africanus)
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Attribution/Licence: H. Zell / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Ewe Feral Swine! The Wild Origins of the Names of Ireland's Sheep, Goats & Pigs

Feral Irish goat
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Attribution/Licence: Joe King / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Bovines, Buachaills, Bulimia & Bob Dylan: The Maze of Amazing Connections Between the Words Related to Ireland’s Cattle

Finnbhennach and Donn Cúailnge mural detail
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tain_Mural_-_Bulls.jpg

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