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Kingdom 4

chordate phylum's members have a notochord, a nerve cord, and slits in their throat area at some point in their lives; vertebrates
notochord flexible rod that supports a chordate's back
vertebrae animal that has a back bone
ectotherm animal whose body does not produce much internal heat
endotherm animal whose body controls and regulates its temperature by controlling the internal heat that it produces
fish ectothermic vertebrate that lives in water; has fins
cartilage connective tissue that is more flexible than bone and that protects the ends of bones and keeps them from rubbing together
swim bladder internal, gas-filled organ that helps a bony fish stabilize its body at different water depths
amphibian ectothermic vertebrate that spends its immature life in water and mature life on land
tadpole larval form of a toad/frog
ventricle lower chamber of the heart that pumps blood out to the lungs and body
habitat specific environment that provides the things an organism needs to live, grow, and reproduce
reptile ectothermic vertebrate that lays eggs has lungs; skin
kidney major organ of the excretory system that removes urea and other wastes from the blood
amniotic egg egg with a shell and internal membranes that keep the embryo moist
bird endothermic vertebrate that has feathers, a four-chambered heart, and lays eggs
crop bird's internal storage pouch that allows it to store food inside its body after swallowing it
gizzard muscular, thick walled part of a bird's stomach that squeezes and grinds partially digested food
mammal endothermic vertebrate with a four-chambered heart, skin covered with fur or hair and young fed with milk from the mother's body
mammary gland organ in the female mammals that produces milk for the mammals young
monotreme mammal that lays eggs
marsupial mammal whose young are born alive at an early stage of development, and which usually continue to develop in a pouch on their mother's body
gestation period length of time between fertilization and birth of an animal
placental mammal mammal that develops inside of its mother's body its body systems can function properly
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