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Groups of mammals

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  • 1.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Insectivores - insect eaters with long, narrow snouts and sharp claws (ex. shrews, hedgehogs, moles)
  • 2.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Sirenians - large, slow moving mammals that live in aquatic environments (ex. Manatees, dugongs)
  • 3.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Cetaceans -aquatic mammals that must come to the surface to breathe (ex. whales, dolphins)
  • 4.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Rodents -have a single pair of long, curved incisor teeth (mice, rats, voles, squirrels, beavers, procupines, gophers, chipmunks, gebils, prairie dogs, chinchillas)
  • 5.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Artiodactyls - hoofed mammals with an even number of toes on each foot (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, giraffe, hippopotami, camels, antelope, deer, gazelles)
  • 6.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Lagomorphs - herbivores with two pairs of incisors and hind legs adapted for jumping (ex. snowshoe hares, rabbits)
  • 7.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Carnivores - have sharp claws and teeth that they use to catch, kill, and eat prey (ex. cats, dogs, foxes, bears, raccoons, walruses)
  • 8.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Chiropterans - winged mammals (ex. Bats)
  • 9.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Xenarthrans - simple teeth without enamel, or no teeth (ex. sloths, anteaters, armadillos)
  • 10.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Primates - highly developed cerebrum and complex behaviors (ex. lemurs, tarsiers, apes, gibbons, macaques, humans)
  • 11.  12 Orders of Placental Mammals • Proboscideans - mammals with trunks (ex. elephants)

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