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Animal Classification. Animals are classified as vertebrate (having a back bone) or invertebrate (not having a back bone.) . Vertebrate animals are further classified as one of the following: . F ish A mphibian R eptile M ammal B ird . Fish. Examples: Seahorse Catfish Shark.

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animal classification

Animal Classification

Animals are classified as vertebrate (having a back bone) or invertebrate (not having a back bone.)

vertebrate animals are further classified as one of the following
Vertebrate animals are further classified as one of the following:

Fish

Amphibian

Reptile

Mammal

Bird

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Fish

Examples:

  • Seahorse
  • Catfish
  • Shark

Definition:

  • Cold blooded
  • Live in water entire life
  • Have fins
  • Most have scales
  • Breathe with gills
  • Most lay eggs
amphibians
Amphibians

Example

  • Newt
  • Salamander
  • Frog

Definition

  • Live in damp places
  • Smooth moist skin
  • Cold blooded
  • Lay eggs
  • Most born in water
  • May breathe with gills then lungs
reptile
Reptile

Example

  • Turtle
  • Crocodile
  • Snake

Definition

  • Dry scaly skin
  • Cold blooded
  • Breathe with lungs
  • Lay eggs
mammal
Mammal

Example

  • Dolphin
  • Rabbit
  • Lion

Definition

  • Have hair or fur
  • Warm blooded
  • Breathe through lungs
  • Give birth to live young
  • Feed young milk
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Bird

Example

  • Geese
  • Bald Eagle
  • Cardinal

Definition

  • Warm blooded
  • Have feathers
  • Have wings & no front legs
  • Hollow bones
  • Have beaks
  • Use lungs to breathe
  • Lay eggs
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