A level-1 Druid has access to the ACF Urban Companion:
The fearsome animal companions who accompany some casters in the wild are indeed a boon in combat, but a hulking wolf or creeping tiger is out of place in an urban environment. Some characters believe that small and subtle is of greater value than massive and mighty.
Class: Druid or ranger.
Level: 1st (druid) or 4th (ranger).
Replaces: If you select this class feature, you do not gain an animal companion.
Benefit: The character gains the companionship of a smaller but far more intelligent creature than she otherwise would have. This is identical to the sorcerer's ability to summon a familiar (PH 52), including all benefits granted and gained by the familiar, except as noted below. Her functional level for determining the abilities of the companion is equal to her druid level or one-half her ranger level.
The Sorcerer class feature Familiar states:
Familiar: A sorcerer can obtain a familiar. Doing so takes 24 hours and uses up magical materials that cost 100 gp. A familiar is a magical beast that resembles a small animal and is unusually tough and intelligent. The creature serves as a companion and servant.
Does this mean that the Urban Druid's Urban Companion has the Type Magical Beast, not Animal, when it comes to e.g. Reduce Animal and Speak with Animal?