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Classification of Animals. © Diane Hawkins Graphics by kind permission from PC Advisor - 10,000 Clipart March 1999 Cover CD ROM. Classification of Animals. Scientists have divided the Animal Kingdom into two main groups:. vertebrates (animals with a backbone). and.

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Classification of Animals

© Diane Hawkins

Graphics by kind permission from PC Advisor -

10,000 Clipart March 1999 Cover CD ROM


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Classification of Animals

Scientists have divided the Animal Kingdom into two main groups:

vertebrates (animals with a backbone)

and

invertebrates (animals without a backbone)


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Vertebrates

Animals with backbones can be divided into five more groups:

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians

Fish


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Invertebrates

Animals without a backbone.


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Vertebrates

Animals with a backbone.


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Mammals

  • Give birth to live young.

  • Feed their babies with their own milk.

  • Are more or less covered with hair.

  • Are warm-blooded.


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Birds

  • Have feathers.

  • Lay eggs.

  • Are warm-blooded.


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Reptiles

  • Are cold-blooded.

  • Lay eggs.

  • Have a dry skin covered with scales.


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Amphibians

  • Are cold-blooded.

  • Lay eggs.

  • Have a smooth, moist skin.

  • Are able to live on land as well as in the water.


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Fish

  • Are cold-blooded.

  • Lay eggs (but some do give birth to live young).

  • Have a moist skin covered in scales.

  • Breathe through gills.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a mammal. My body is warm and furry.I feed my babies on milk. I give birth to live young.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a mammal. My body is covered in hair, or fur.I feed my babies on milk. I give birth to live young.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am an amphibian. My body is moist and smooth. I lay eggs. I like to live in or near to water.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a bird. My body is warm and covered with feathers. I lay eggs which hatch out into chicks.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

Although I have wings, I am in fact a mammal. My body is covered in hair, not feathers.I feed my babies on milk. I do not lay eggs.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a mammal. If you stand very close to me, you will see I have hairs on my body.I feed my babies on milk. I do not lay eggs.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a reptile. My body is covered in dry scales. I lay eggs.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a bird. My body is warm and covered with feathers. I lay eggs which hatch out into chicks.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a fish. My body is cold to touch and is covered in scales. I lay eggs. I use gills to breathe with under water.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a reptile. My body is covered in dry scales. I lay eggs.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am an amphibian. My body is moist and smooth. I lay eggs. I like to live in or near to water.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a mammal. My body is warm and furry.I feed my babies on milk. I give birth to live young.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a reptile. My body is covered in dry scales. I lay eggs.


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What am I?Mammal, Bird, Fish, Amphibian or Reptile?

I am a fish. My body is cold to touch and is covered in scales. I lay eggs. I use gills to breathe with under water.


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