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Classification of Vertebrate Animals

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1 Classification of Vertebrate Animals

2 Animals With Backbones

3 Animals With Backbones
Animals with backbones are called vertebrates.

4 Fish

5 Fish Characteristics Largest group of vertebrates.
Many are covered with scales that protect them. They have fins that help them to steer and balance in the water. Their body temperatures vary in the water. Exothermic They breathe through gills. Have swim bladders for buoyancy.

6 Amphibians

7 Amphibian Characteristics
Lay their soft eggs in water. As adult, can live on land. Their body temperature varies with their surroundings. Exothermic Young amphibians breathe through gills. Adult amphibians breathe air from lungs. Some have smooth moist skin. Have Legs. Frogs, Salamanders, Newts

8 Reptiles

9 Reptile Characteristics
Snakes, Lizard, Crocodile Lay their amniotic eggs on land. Amniotic (shell w/ fluid filled sac inside) Dry scaly skin. Their body temperature varies with their environment. Exothermic

10 Birds

11 Bird Characteristics Birds lay hard shelled eggs that hatch in their nest. Have wings and they are covered with feathers The bird’s skeleton is very light in weight. This helps them to fly. Endothermic (can regulate own body temperature) Ostrich, Eagle, Hummingbird, Penguin

12 Mammals

13 Mammal Characteristics
Ape, lions, kangaroos, bats, Young grows inside of mother, most give live birth Have hair. Feed milk to their young. Endothermic

14 Assignment: Create a Virtual Zoo

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