Define the different classification of vertebrates and give examples, a.mamals, b.reptiles, c.amphibians, d.birds,

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Define the different classification of vertebrates and give examples



A. Mamals-A warm-blooded vertebrate animal distinguished by the presence of hair or fur, the secretion of milk by females for the nourishment of the young, and the birth of live young (typically).

  • Bears
  • Squirrels
  • Deer

B. Reptiles-A type of vertebrate animal that includes snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises They are distinguished by their dry, scaly skin and the fact that they typically lay soft-shelled eggs on land.

  • Lizards
  • Snakes
  • Turtles

C. Amphibians-A cold-blooded vertebrate animal belonging to the frog, toad, newt, and salamander families. They are distinguished by an aquatic gill-breathing larval stage followed by a terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage.

  • Frogs
  • Urodela
  • Lissamphibia

D. Birds-A warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the presence of feathers, wings, and a beak, as well as the ability to fly (in most cases).

  • Owls
  • Stork
  • Ibis

E. Fish-A cold-blooded, limbless vertebrate with gills and fins that lives entirely in water.

  • Goldfish
  • Guppy
  • Oscar

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