Interesting facts about vertebratesPresentation Transcript
InterestingFacts AboutVertebratesBy Mason Gaddis
Facts Amphibians became the first vertebrates to live on land.
Facts Some turtles and tortoises, including the Eastern box turtle, can live for more than a century.
Facts Frogs can breathe not only with their lungs, but also through their skin. A frogs skin is thin and contains many mucous glands that keep it moist. Oxygen can be absorbed through this thin, damp skin.
Facts Averaging ten to 12 feet in length, the king cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world.
Facts Thereare 8,240 species of reptiles in the world, inhabiting every continent except Antarctica.
Facts The oldest bird was known as an Archaeopteryx and lived about 150 million years ago. It was the size of a raven, was covered with feathers, and had wings.
Facts The now-extinct elephant bird of Madagascar laid an egg that weighed 27 pounds.
FactsA female Pacific Grey Whale gestates and delivers a 2000 pound baby, migrates over 10,000 miles, and produces 6 tons of breast milk without eating a bite of food - using just her blubber for fuel.
Facts Shrewshave so little body fat they cannot go more than a couple of hours without food. Missing a meal is a sure way to a quick death. A good nights sleep could be fatal.
Facts Hooded Seals go from infancy to childhood to adolescence to adulthood in just four days - the shortest childhood of any mammal.
Facts Stingraysuse electric sensors to find food. This enables it to find its prey even if it is buried in the sand.
Facts Hagfish and Lampreys are the only remaining jawless fish in the world.Hagfish Lamprey