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General list of animal stereotypes
- Civets, genets and binturongs: Tend to be confused with each other and also mistaken for cats, mustelids and mongooses. If you ever hear of a civet, expect it to be shown as nothing more than a coffee bean pooper for purposes of creating a specific brand of coffee.
- Panthers: Soft-spoken, wise and cool-minded. Tend to be disrespected by other predators. Can be dangerous when hunting or provoked.
- Chinchillas: Ridiculously Cute Critters that rarely serve a purpose beyond showing someone's fondness for small, fluffy animals. As such, tend to be essentially living props more often than characters.
- Hoatzins: Still rare, but are starting to appear more in fiction these days. Generally are known as stoners and/or The Pig-Pen of the birds as well as living Prehistoric Monsters due to being similar to Archeopteryx. Newborns of the species may be portrayed as BadassAdorable due to their ability to climb with their rudementary nails as well a swim.
- Kingfishers: Acrobatic and strong despite their size. Can be shown as arrogant and wanting to pick fights.
- Salamanders and Newts: Often mistaken for lizards. Salamanders are shown to have an affinity for fire, despite the fact that in reality they use their slimy skin to escape from a fire as soon as possible. They are shown as being passive, blissful and generally not doing much, except eating. More rarer, both newts and salamanders, but especially newts can be shown as dramatic and gaudy due to their colors and mating forms.
- Clownfish: Either jokers, pranksters or just ordinary individuals that have to deal with everyone else laughing at them and expecting them to act like clowns.
- Tangs: Cheerful and forgetful, but generally inclined to help. The fact that they can be dangerous and territorial in the real life isn't shown.
- Grasshoppers: Shown as promiscious, fun-loving, lazy, but sometimes annoying and clingy layabouts.
- Jellyfish: Passive but can sometimes appear acting like underwater versions of wasps or bees due to their ability to sting.
- Ladybugs: Friendly and doesn't fear humans. Can also be heroic and generally a symbol of good luck. A male ladybug, if one is ever show, will be often seen showing contempt for being misgendered.
- Stick insects: Tend to be disrespected and ignored. They are crafty and clever, but not very emotional.
- Cynodonts: Shown as being overly aggresive and sometimes as Boisterous Weaklings.