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Quehl science ch. 2

Quehl science - classifying animals chapter 2

TermDefinition
backbone a series of bones that runs down the back of some animals and helps to support the animals body
vertebrate an animal that has a backbone is called this
mammal an animal that has hair of fur and produces milk for its young and is a vertebrate
bird a vertebrate that has feathers, lungs, wings and two legs
fish a vertebrate that lives in water, they have gills
amphibian a vertebrate that starts life in the water and lives on the land as an adult
reptile a vertebrate that has dry, scaly skin and lays eggs on land
invertebrate an animal that does not have a backbone
arthropod an invertebrate that has jointed legs, a body with two or more sections, and a hard outer covering
exoskeleton a hard outer covering that supports and protects an animal
fossil the very old remains of a plant or animal
extinct species a species that has disappeared
habitat a place where a plant or animal lives
endangered species a species that has so few members that it is in danger of becoming extinct
carnivore animal that eats only other animals
herbivore an animal that eats only plants
omnivore an animal that eats both plants and animals
trait a special characteristic or feature that makes something what it is.
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