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Vertebrates

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Beatriz Cánovas

on 28 March 2016

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Transcript of Vertebrates

VERTEBRATES
mammals
reptiles
amphibians
fish
Characteristics
Groups
They breath air through
lungs
They are
viviparous
: are born from their mother's womb and drink their mother's milk
Their skin is covered with
hair
or
fur
Carnivores
Mammals with hooves
Primates
Cetaceans
Mammals that
hunt for food
They have
sharp teeth
and
claws
They are
terrestrial
mammals
They are
terrestrial
mammals
They have
fingers
and
toes
They are
aquatic
mammals
They move using their
fins
and
tail
They need to go to the surface of the water to breathe through the
blowhole
characteristics
Their skin is covered with
feathers
They are
oviparous
: are born from eggs
They have a
beak
They breathe through their
lungs
Groups
flightless birds
waterfowl
birds of prey
songbirds
They have their
toes
connected by a
membrane
to help them swim
They can
not fly
They have
small wings
and
strong legs
They are carnivores
Their
claws
and
beaks
are sharp and strong
They are usually
small
They have
short beaks
CHARACTERISTICS
They breathe air through
lungs
Their skin is covered with
scales
They are
oviparous
: are born from an egg
Groups
lizards
crocodiles
tortoises
snakes
Most are terrestrial and carnivorous
They have long bodies, short legs and a long tail
They have long bodies and no legs
Some produce
venom
which is injected through their
fangs
They have long body covered with
hard scales
They spend a lot of time in water but need to breathe in the surface
They are carnivorous
They have a
shell
to protect their body
turtles
Tortoises are
terrestrial
Turtles are
aquatic
They have
webbed feet
CHARACTERISTICS
They are
oviparous
: are born from eggs
They breathe through
gills
They move using
fins
They are covered with
scales
Groups:
BONY FISH
CARTILAGINOUS FISH
They have a skeleton made of
bones
They live in seas, rivers and lakes
They have a skeleton made of
cartilage,
which is more flexible than bone
They are
aquatic
CHARACTERISTICS
They are
aquatic
and
terrestrial
They breath through
lungs
and the
skin
They are
oviparous
: are born from eggs
Groups:
without a tail
with a tail
They have long,
strong hind legs
which they use to jump
Their four limbs are all the same length
METAMORPHOSIS
It is the process of changing from tadpole to an adult amphibian
Tadpoles
are baby amphibians
They live in water
They move with a tail
They breathe through gills
Most are
herbivores
and some
omnivores
They have feet with
hooves
birds
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