Phylum Project

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Phylum Project

  1. 1. Mammals Nilan Jayasuriya
  2. 2. Rabbit: I like to graze Sperm Whale: I’m the Hedgehog: I like to on forbs and grass, but largest toothed animal forage in hedges for I’m physically incapable in the world, and I will bugs. As I do this I like of vomiting. In live to be 80 years old to grunt. addition, I only sweat one day. through my feet.
  3. 3. Habitats • As a class, mammals can be • Subclasses- found anywhere with varied conditions due to being • Eutheria (placental endothermic. mammals): • (specific habitats ->) rainforests, deserts, savannas, oceans • Metatheria (marsupials): underground, forests • Prototheria: freshwater ponds and streams
  4. 4. Activities • Hunting or grazing • Swimming • Running • Sleeping • Chasing weaker animals away
  5. 5. Genealogy • Hair/Fur: insulation • Warm-Blooded (endothermic): body temperature maintenance • Lower jaw is connected to the skull • Red blood cells lack nuclei The platypus is an exception to most of the unique features found in mammals.
  6. 6. Specialized Features • Female mammary glands that produce milk for offspring • Chain of bones that submits sound waves across the middle ear • Abdominal cavity • Only has left aortic arch
  7. 7. “Ideal Mate” • Of the same species • Intelligence • Willingness
  8. 8. Bibliography • Works Cited • quot;Classification of Mammals.quot; ENCHANTED LEARNING HOME PAGE. 19 Apr. 2009 <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/classification/index.shtml>. It gave me a list of the different subclasses and orders under the class of mammals. • • quot;Hedgehog, Hedgehog Profile, Facts, Information, Photos, Pictures, Sounds, Habitats, Reports, News - National Geographic.quot; Animals - Facts, Information, Photos, Pictures, Sounds, Habitats, Reports, News - National Geographic. 19 Apr. 2009 <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/hedgehog.html>. It gave me some general information about hedehogs, and a few unique facts about them. • • quot;Mammal -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia.quot; Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. 19 Apr. 2009 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/360838/mammal>. It provided information on the various structures of mammals (hair, mammary gland...). • • quot;The Organization of Living Things: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species - Kangaroos Play Cellos, Orangutans Fiddle, Gorillas Sing.quot; Tigerhomes.org Live Animal Webcams, White Tiger Cams, Lemur and Lion Webcams. 19 Apr. 2009 <http://www.tigerhomes.org/animal/curriculums/lemurs-4.cfm>. The site gave me the organizational details of taxonomy, and how the levels are related (class is a subsect of phylum). •

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