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Scientific name Does it Fart? Description/Notes Paper/Link Verified by

African wild dogs Lycaon pictus Yes Any self respecting canine does @DaniRabaiotti

Aliens Maybe @chrislintott *

American Badger Taxidea taxus Maybe Elbroch (2003) describes badger scat as rancorous (can confirm); assume fart @biologistimo

Ammonite Ammonoidea No molluscs don't fart- would like to question inking as farting in extant cephs @NadWGab

Arachnids Arachnida Maybe Assumed as yes, but never really been proven @SS_Henriques **

Baboons Yes @Cassie_Raby

Bats Yes  @hammerheadbat

Bearded Dragon Pogona vitticeps Yes @lizardschwartz *

Birds No But they could if they wanted to http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2009-05/it-true-birds-cant-fart @thelabandfield *

Black Spinytail Iguana Ctenosaura similis Yes Seems to occur more frequently when less insect/animal protein is consumed and higher quantities of fruit/fiber are eaten personal observations @squamatasci *

Blue mussels Mytilus edulis No @CarinaDSLR

Bobcats Lynx rufus Hell Yes Squirrel-based farts are THE WORST. @NatickBobCat, @biologistimo

Bristle worms Polychaetes No @_glitterworm

Burchell's zebra Equus quagga burchellii Yes That's what they do best! @FattebertJ

Burmese python Python molurus Yes Often silent but deadly. Thick, and...meaty? If it were a color it would be brownish-yellow. anecdotal & personal observations @SssnakeySci

Camel Yes @cat_murray *

Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus Yes @hmk_oneill **

Chimpanzees Pan troglodytes Yes @Adriana_lowe

Cockroaches Periplaneta americana Yes http://aem.asm.org/content/57/9/2628.short; http://www.pnas.org/content/91/12/5441.full.pdf @HereBeSpiders11

Colobine monkeys Trachypithecus, Colobus etc. Yes @pakasuchus

Common whelks Buccinum undatum No @CarinaDSLR

Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix Yes 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

Domestic cat Felis catus Yes Seems to worsen in vicinity of human face. Silent but deadly @Captain_Herder @Scare *

Domestic goat Yes but burps are worse

Domestic hedgehogs Atelerix albiventris Yes Fish makes it so much worse

Domestic pigs Yes

Domestic sheep Yes

Domesticated Dogs Canis lupus familiaris Yes but often takes blame from nearby hominid, Boston Terriers are famous for their farting; known to scare selves with their farts @brianwolven, @CarinaDSLR et al

Elephants Yes @AdityaGangadh

European oysters Ostrea edulis No @CarinaDSLR

Fancy goldfish Yes @indik

Freshwater mussels Unionidae No They do enjoy expelling pseudofeces

Frogs Yes Pyxicephalus adspersus and Ceratophrys sp frogs both can and do fat quite often and rather pungently. (Frogs have weak sphincters, unconfimed if audible) @MarkScherz

Crested Geckos Corellophus ciliatus Yes Individual named Tangerine farted before defecting. @MarkScherz

Giraffe Hell Yes At "face height" of the average man

Gorillas Gorilla gorilla Yes See orangutans @mjcreid, @diana_monkey

Gray Fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus Yes Heard under general anesthesia, assume possible while awake @biologistimo

Green Iguana Iguana iguana Yes personal observations of captive Green Iguana @squamatasci

Grizzly bear Ursus arctos Yes

Guinea Pigs Cavia porcellus Yes Several examples heard every day, very audible and stinks to high heaven

Herring Clupea spp. Yes Entire 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 *

Horse Yes @tecklen *

Humans Homo sapiens Yes

Isopods (marine and terrestrial) Cirolana harfordi,Porcellio scaber and Idotea resecata Yes Excrete 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. *

Lagomorphs Lagomorpha spp. Yes fav joke here "what's invisible, floats through the air, and smells like bunnies?" @thonoir

Lemurs Lemuroidea spp. Yes @thonoir

Lion Panthera leo Yes At least sedated ones. @FattebertJ

Manatees Yes near constantly @indik

Mastodon No Not anymore @edorsatum *

Millipedes wide variety, see attached paper Yes Yes, of the silent but deadly variety (methane AND hydrogen sulfide!) http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0102659 @HereBeSpiders11

Moonsnails Naticidae No @biolumiJEFFence

Mustelids Mustelidae spp. Yes @thonoir

Orangutan Yes They do it often and have no shame @mjcreid

Panther Chameleon Furcifer pardalis Yes Sometimes while defecating - audible and stinky

Parakeets Maybe 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)

Parrots No :( @alexevans91

Pupfish Cyprinodon spp. Yes Ingest 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 *

Rabbits Oryctolagus sp Yes Gas is dangerous in rabbits, however. It can cause intestinal stasis and lead to death within a short period of time.

Rats Yes They smell worse than dog farts @Julie_B92 and @JuliesRats

Rhesus macaque Yes @laurenmrobin

Rhinoceros Iguana Cyclura cornuta Yes "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

Rotifers Maybe Probably not, but if they can they'd be tiny. No one to offend if you're asexual tho @Julie_B92

Salamanders Maybe probably not audibly (see frogs), but their poops smell really bad @PlethodoNick

Sea Anemone No But awful burps https://books.google.com/books/about/Invertebrate_Zoology.html?id=RoUZnQEACAAJ Barnes, Robert D. (1982). Invertebrate Zoology

Seals Yes Smells like lutefisk @DaniRabaiotti

Shore crabs Carcinus maenas No @CarinaDSLR

Skunks Yes

Sloths Yes

Snakes Yes @AlongsideWild

Snakes - ball python Python regius No We have not heard any audible sounds from the vent in 5+ years of care @mbystoma *

Snakes - corn and rat snakes Pantherophis spp. Yes Often with defecation @mbystoma *

Snakes - milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum Yes Often with defecation and quite smelly @mbystoma *

Snakes - western hognose Heterodon nasicus Yes Powerful for the size with defecation and extremely foul smelling @mbystoma *

Snow leopards Panthera uncia Yes Their floofy bottoms help to muffle the sound

Soft-shell clam Mya arenaria No But they can puke (technically) - see next sheet @SS_Henriques **

Spiders Araneae Maybe Broadly assumed as yes, but never really been proven.

Spotted hyenas Crocuta crocuta Yes Especially bad after eating camel intestines @ArjDheer

Squid, octopus, cuttlefish Many Yes If we count air coming out of the siphon as farting, yes @sarahmackattack

Syrian hamster Yes probably; see rats, plus anecdata @BeesAndBaking @indik

Tapirs Tapirus spp Yes In great amplitude

Termites Reticulitermes, others Yes A lot--may be a significant contributor to global climate change http://science.sciencemag.org/content/218/4572/563 @HereBeSpiders11

Tortoise - radiated Astrochelys radiata Yes @mbystoma

Unicorns Equus unicornus Yes it's glitter and rainbows soft serve @NadWGab

Wombat Vombatidae Yes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHy2yAuZzds @ivandaum

Woodlice Armadillidium vulgare and Ligidium lapetum Yes Excrete 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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US https://www.amazon.com/Does-Fart-Definitive-Animal-Flatulence/dp/0316484156/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1525961965&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=does+it+fart&psc=1

Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Does-Fart-Definitive-Animal-Flatulence/dp/0316484156/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522799422&sr=8-2&keywords=does+it+fart

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Does-Fart-Definitive-Animal-Flatulence/dp/1786488264/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Poland http://www.empik.com/czy-to-pierdzi-caruso-nick-rabaiotti-dani,p1188347534,ksiazka-p

Tags animals, data, science
Type Google Sheet
Published 30/04/2020, 19:23:14