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Year 7 Science Assignment-Classification

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Helen Kong

on 27 October 2014

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Transcript of Year 7 Science Assignment-Classification

Phascolos means 'pouch' in greek
Arctos means 'bear' in greek
Cinereus means 'ash-oloured' in latin
The koala is found only on the eastern side of Australia
They are called koala bears, but are not related to the bear family
They are the only species in their family

Eucalyptus means well covered in greek.

This refers to the way the cap covers the bud.
Europeans first discovered eucalyptus, not in Australia, but in Timor. However, the first documented history of eucalyptus was when a french botanist described Messmate Stringybark.
a brief history
There are 11 variations of eucalyptus:
Scribbly gums
Red gums
Grey gums
Ribbon gums
Different types of Eucalyptus
General Knowledge
Year 7 Science Assignment-Classification
Koala-Phascolarctos cinereus
Interesting Facts
General knowledge
Koalas are found only on the eastern side of Australia. They are often found in eucalyptus trees. They eat only certain species of eucalyptus. They sleep on an average of 22 hours per day.
Eucalyptus trees are known for their scent and the fact they are found all over Australia. They are the basis of the food chain in Australia, providing food for koalas, squirrel gliders and many more. There are over 700 species of this tree.
A brief history
Koalas were first reported by John Price, who documented the koala on a trip to the Blu Mountains. It was given its scientific name, ash coloured pouch bear, before they found that it wasn't a bear, but a marsupial.
By Helen Kong
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