Interesting facts about vertebrates

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Interesting facts about vertebrates

  1. 1. InterestingFacts AboutVertebratesBy Mason Gaddis
  2. 2. Facts Amphibians became the first vertebrates to live on land.
  3. 3. Facts Some turtles and tortoises, including the Eastern box turtle, can live for more than a century.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Facts Averaging ten to 12 feet in length, the king cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world.
  6. 6. Facts Thereare 8,240 species of reptiles in the world, inhabiting every continent except Antarctica.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Facts The now-extinct elephant bird of Madagascar laid an egg that weighed 27 pounds.
  9. 9. FactsA 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Facts Hooded Seals go from infancy to childhood to adolescence to adulthood in just four days - the shortest childhood of any mammal.
  12. 12. Facts Stingraysuse electric sensors to find food. This enables it to find its prey even if it is buried in the sand.
  13. 13. Facts Hagfish and Lampreys are the only remaining jawless fish in the world.Hagfish Lamprey

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