Classification Of Animals

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Classification Of Animals

  1. 1. ANIMALS
  2. 2. <ul><li>Animals can be classified into groups, according to their characteristics. </li></ul>Classification of animals
  3. 3. <ul><li>Most mammals </li></ul><ul><li>are warm-blooded </li></ul><ul><li>have hair or fur </li></ul><ul><li>give birth to live young </li></ul><ul><li>feed their babies with mother's milk </li></ul>MAMMALS
  4. 4. <ul><li>Most reptiles and amphibians </li></ul><ul><li>have lungs for breathing </li></ul><ul><li>are cold-blooded </li></ul><ul><li>give birth to young hatched from eggs </li></ul>REPTILES and AMPHIBIANS
  5. 5. <ul><li>Reptiles and amphibians are &quot; cold-blooded .&quot; This doesn't mean they have cold blood, but that they don't produce their own heat like mammals. They need to get heat from the sun to warm themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>So what's the difference between reptiles and amphibians ? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>have dry, rough, scaly skin </li></ul><ul><li>lay their eggs on or under dry ground </li></ul><ul><li>begin their life cycle on land </li></ul><ul><li>have moist, smooth skin without scales </li></ul><ul><li>lay eggs in water or in damp areas </li></ul><ul><li>begin their life cycle in water and then, as adults , their bodies change to adapt to life on dry land </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Most birds </li></ul><ul><li>have two wings , two legs and a beak </li></ul><ul><li>are covered with feathers </li></ul><ul><li>are warm-blooded </li></ul><ul><li>give birth to babies hatched from eggs </li></ul>BIRDS
  8. 8. Most insects and arachnids - have hard outer shells called exoskeletons - have multiple pairs of legs - breathe through holes in the sides of their bodies - are cold-blooded - give birth to young hatched from eggs INSECTS and ARACHNIDS
  9. 9. <ul><li>Most fish </li></ul><ul><li>live in water all their lives </li></ul><ul><li>breathe oxygen from water through special organs called gills </li></ul><ul><li>have fins and scales </li></ul><ul><li>are cold-blooded </li></ul><ul><li>give birth to babies hatched from eggs </li></ul>FISH

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