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Mammal notes: Notes on Family Mammalia and subgroups placental, marsupial, & monotreme with pictures

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  • 1. Mammals PPT. by, Robin D. Seamon
  • 2.
    • Vertebrates: Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia 19 Orders
    • Warm-blooded
    • Have fur or hair
    • Live births
    • Feed their babies milk
    • ~5,400 species
  • 3.
    • 3 KINDS of MAMMALS:
    • Placental Mammal : mammals that have a placenta (umbilical cord from mother to unborn baby) 4 largest Orders below:
    • Order Rodentia (rats, mice, small gnawing animals) NG Rat video
    • Order Chiroptera (bats) LINK ; NG Bat video (play fishing bat)
    • Order Carnivora (dogs, cats, bears… meat-eaters) NG Video (search wolves & grizzlies) (watch lions)
    • Order Cetartiodactyla (deer, sheep, goats… whales) LINK ; NG Whale video
  • 4. 2. Marsupial: Mammals that birth very small babies that live outside body in mother’s pouch until adolescence NG wallaby video 3. Monotreme: rare kind of mammal that lays eggs (duck-billed platypus, echidna) LINK
  • 5.
    • COOL FACTS:
    • Smallest mammal: Kitli’s hognose bat- 1.14 inches long; 0.06 oz
    • Largest mammal: Blue Whale- 190 tons LINK
    • Tallest mammal: Giraffe- 20 ft. tall
    • Fastest animal on land: Cheetah- 96 mph
    • Thickest skin: rhinoceros- 2 inches thick!
  • 6. Order Marsupialia (pouched animals) Marsupials Order Monotremata (egg-laying mammals) Monotremes
  • 7. Flying Lemurs Elephant Shrews Hyracoidae Insectivores Tree Shrews Order Dermoptera (colugos or flying lemurs) Order Insectivora Order Hyracoidae
  • 8. Order Primates Monkeys & Apes Order Carnivora Carnivores
  • 9. Odd-toed Ungulates Elephants Order Perissodactyla (odd-toed hoofed animals) Order Artiodactyla (even-toed hoofed animals) Even-toed Ungulates Order Proboscidea
  • 10. Order Rodentia (gnawing animals) Order Lagomorpha Rodents Rabbits, Pikas, & Hares
  • 11. Aardvark Bats Order Edentata (toothless mammals) Sloths, Armadillos, & Anteaters Order Tubulidentata Order Chiroptera Order Pholidata Pangolins
  • 12. Seals, Sea Lions, & Walruses Order Pinnipedia Order Cetacea Whales, Dolphins, & Porpoises Order Sirenia (dugongs and manatees) Sea Cows
  • 13.  
  • 14. ANSWERS:
  • 15.       LINK
  • 16.  
  • 17. Animal SKULLS & PRINTS LINK The Wild Classroom LINK & VIDEO
  • 18.
    • RESOURCES:
    • Pictures:
    • chatt.hdsb.ca/~duncand/FOV1-000E9526/ (slide 1)
    • http://www.the-parenting-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/free-virtual-worlds-for-kids-2.jpg
    • http://www.stanford.edu/~jay/koalas/koala%20mums.jpg
    • http://www.learnanimals.com/platypus/platypus-pictures.php
    • http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/stories/images/platypus-babies.jpg
    • Mammals Poster: http://www.nature-watch.com/mammals-poster-p-978.html?cPath=142_153&utm_term=Mammals+Poster&utm_source=Google+Base&utm_medium=Shopping+Portal&utm_campaign=Nature-Watch