June 25, 2017

Vertebrates

Vertebrates

Vertebrates are animals with an internal backbone or spinal column. There are over 85,000 species of vertebrate animals such as amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. Most large land animals are vertebrates. Even large sea animals, such as the whale, are vertebrates. However, only about 5% … [Read more...]

Mammals

Primate

Mammals are a class of vertebrate animal. If you are reading this, there is a very good chance you are a mammal. More specifically, you are a probably a primate of the human family. The term mammal comes from the fact that female mammals have mammary glands that produce milk to feed their young … [Read more...]

Fish

Fish

The fish family includes a wide variety of vertebrate animals that live in the water. Although there are over 31,500 different types of fish, with many diverse characteristics, the one thing that fish have in common is that they breathe oxygen from the water through gills. Fins are also a common … [Read more...]

Birds

Bird

Birds are defined as winged animals with two legs that lay eggs. In addition to the wings, birds have two other easily recognizable characteristics. They are covered with feathers, and they have a beak with no teeth. Birds are warm-blooded animals, meaning that they internally regulate body … [Read more...]