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Scientific nameDoes it Fart?Description/NotesPaper/LinkVerified by
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African wild dogsLycaon pictusYesAny self respecting canine does@DaniRabaiotti
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AliensMaybe@chrislintott*
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American BadgerTaxidea taxusMaybeElbroch (2003) describes badger scat as rancorous (can confirm); assume fart@biologistimo
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AmmoniteAmmonoideaNomolluscs don't fart- would like to question inking as farting in extant cephs@NadWGab
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ArachnidsArachnidaMaybeAssumed as yes, but never really been proven@SS_Henriques**
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BaboonsYes@Cassie_Raby
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BatsYes@hammerheadbat
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Bearded DragonPogona vitticepsYes@lizardschwartz*
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BirdsNoBut they could if they wanted to
http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-05/it-true-birds-cant-fart
@thelabandfield*
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Black Spinytail IguanaCtenosaura similisYesSeems to occur more frequently when less insect/animal protein is consumed and higher quantities of fruit/fiber are eatenpersonal observations@squamatasci*
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Blue musselsMytilus edulisNo@CarinaDSLR
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BobcatsLynx rufusHell YesSquirrel-based farts are THE WORST.@NatickBobCat, @biologistimo
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Bristle wormsPolychaetesNo@_glitterworm
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Burchell's zebraEquus quagga burchelliiYesThat's what they do best!@FattebertJ
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Burmese pythonPython molurusYesOften silent but deadly. Thick, and...meaty? If it were a color it would be brownish-yellow.anecdotal & personal observations@SssnakeySci
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Camel Yes@cat_murray*
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CheetahAcinonyx jubatusYes@hmk_oneill**
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ChimpanzeesPan troglodytesYes@Adriana_lowe
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CockroachesPeriplaneta americanaYeshttp://aem.asm.org/content/57/9/2628.short; http://www.pnas.org/content/91/12/5441.full.pdf@HereBeSpiders11
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Colobine monkeys
Trachypithecus, Colobus etc.
Yes@pakasuchus
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Common whelksBuccinum undatumNo@CarinaDSLR
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CopperheadAgkistrodon contortrixYes
Elicits a small squeak, so small that you think you may be mistaken...until it hits you. Very dry and feral, with a slight hint of stale Copperhead musk.
anecdotal & personal observations@SssnakeySci
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Domestic catFelis catus YesSeems to worsen in vicinity of human face. Silent but deadly@Captain_Herder @Scare*
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Domestic goat Yesbut burps are worse
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Domestic hedgehogsAtelerix albiventrisYesFish makes it so much worse
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Domestic pigs Yes
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Domestic sheep Yes
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Domesticated DogsCanis lupus familiarisYesbut often takes blame from nearby hominid, Boston Terriers are famous for their farting; known to scare selves with their farts@brianwolven, @CarinaDSLR et al
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ElephantsYes@AdityaGangadh
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European oystersOstrea edulisNo@CarinaDSLR
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Fancy goldfishYes@indik
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Freshwater musselsUnionidaeNoThey do enjoy expelling pseudofeces
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FrogsYes
Pyxicephalus adspersus and Ceratophrys sp frogs both can and do fat quite often and rather pungently. (Frogs have weak sphincters, unconfimed if audible)
@MarkScherz
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Crested GeckosCorellophus ciliatusYesIndividual named Tangerine farted before defecting.@MarkScherz
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GiraffeHell YesAt "face height" of the average man
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GorillasGorilla gorillaYesSee orangutans@mjcreid, @diana_monkey
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Gray FoxUrocyon cinereoargenteusYesHeard under general anesthesia, assume possible while awake@biologistimo
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Green IguanaIguana iguanaYes
personal observations of captive Green Iguana
@squamatasci
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Grizzly bear Ursus arctosYes
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Guinea PigsCavia porcellusYesSeveral examples heard every day, very audible and stinks to high heaven
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HerringClupea spp.YesEntire bays are filled with their farts. Used for communication
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/11/1110_031110_herringfarts.html, http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/271/Suppl_3/S95
@CarolineHFox, @gkalinkat*
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HorseYes@tecklen*
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HumansHomo sapiensYes
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Isopods (marine and terrestrial)
Cirolana harfordi,Porcellio scaber and Idotea resecata
YesExcrete ammonia
Kirby P.K. & Harbaugh R.D. (1974) Diurnal patterns of ammonia release in marine and terrestrial isopods. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology 47, 1313-1322.
Kim Kennedy, MSc.*
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LagomorphsLagomorpha spp. Yesfav joke here "what's invisible, floats through the air, and smells like bunnies?"@thonoir
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LemursLemuroidea spp.Yes@thonoir
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LionPanthera leoYesAt least sedated ones.@FattebertJ
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ManateesYesnear constantly@indik
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MastodonNoNot anymore@edorsatum*
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Millipedes
wide variety, see attached paper
YesYes, of the silent but deadly variety (methane AND hydrogen sulfide!)
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0102659
@HereBeSpiders11
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MoonsnailsNaticidaeNo@biolumiJEFFence
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MustelidsMustelidae spp.Yes@thonoir
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OrangutanYesThey do it often and have no shame@mjcreid
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Panther ChameleonFurcifer pardalisYesSometimes while defecating - audible and stinky
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ParakeetsMaybe
My friend's parakeet farted in my face when I was 9 years old. (Note: literature disputes this - see "Birds", which are purported not to fart)
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ParrotsNo:(@alexevans91
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PupfishCyprinodon spp.YesIngest air with solids during summer months. Associated with behavioral changes until release of gas
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1577/1548-8659%281967%2996%5B216%3AEAEOIG%5D2.0.CO%3B2?journalCode=utaf20
@jennygumm*
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RabbitsOryctolagus spYesGas is dangerous in rabbits, however. It can cause intestinal stasis and lead to death within a short period of time.
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RatsYesThey smell worse than dog farts@Julie_B92 and @JuliesRats
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Rhesus macaqueYes@laurenmrobin
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Rhinoceros IguanaCyclura cornutaYes
"Sounds wet". Increased frequency with higher fruit and/or fiber intake. High parasites loads also lead to an increase in flatulence.
personal observations of captive cyclura
@squamatasci
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RotifersMaybeProbably not, but if they can they'd be tiny. No one to offend if you're asexual tho@Julie_B92
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SalamandersMaybeprobably not audibly (see frogs), but their poops smell really bad@PlethodoNick
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Sea AnemoneNoBut awful burps
https://books.google.com/books/about/Invertebrate_Zoology.html?id=RoUZnQEACAAJ
Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology
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SealsYesSmells like lutefisk@DaniRabaiotti
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Shore crabsCarcinus maenasNo@CarinaDSLR
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SkunksYes
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SlothsYes
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SnakesYes@AlongsideWild
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Snakes - ball pythonPython regiusNoWe have not heard any audible sounds from the vent in 5+ years of care@mbystoma*
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Snakes - corn and rat snakes
Pantherophis spp.YesOften with defecation@mbystoma*
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Snakes - milksnakeLampropeltis triangulumYesOften with defecation and quite smelly@mbystoma*
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Snakes - western hognoseHeterodon nasicusYesPowerful for the size with defecation and extremely foul smelling@mbystoma*
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Snow leopardsPanthera unciaYesTheir floofy bottoms help to muffle the sound
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Soft-shell clamMya arenariaNoBut they can puke (technically) - see next sheet@SS_Henriques**
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SpidersAraneaeMaybeBroadly assumed as yes, but never really been proven.
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Spotted hyenasCrocuta crocuta YesEspecially bad after eating camel intestines @ArjDheer
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Squid, octopus, cuttlefishManyYesIf we count air coming out of the siphon as farting, yes@sarahmackattack
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Syrian hamsterYesprobably; see rats, plus anecdata@BeesAndBaking@indik
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TapirsTapirus sppYesIn great amplitude
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TermitesReticulitermes, othersYesA lot--may be a significant contributor to global climate change
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/218/4572/563
@HereBeSpiders11
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Tortoise - radiatedAstrochelys radiataYes@mbystoma
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UnicornsEquus unicornusYesit's glitter and rainbows soft serve@NadWGab
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WombatVombatidaeYes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHy2yAuZzds
@ivandaum
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Woodlice
Armadillidium vulgare and Ligidium lapetum
YesExcrete ammonia
Wright J.C. & Peña-Peralta M. (2005) Diel variation in ammonia excretion, glutamine levels, and hydration status in two species of terrestrial isopods. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 175, 67-75
Kim Kennedy, MSc**
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