This monster category is for species of creatures which are a type of animal. This includes real-world animals appearing in D&D (cat, horse, raven), extinct animals (various dinosaurs) and mythic animals which would be considered animals if they existed in our world (dire lion, tressym).

This category maps to D&D 5th edition's beast creature type, or approximately D&D 3.5's animal and vermin types. More monstrous creatures like the owlbear or displacer beast are instead Category:Monstrous creatures.