Vertebrates have a back bone!
Their are hive groups of vertebrates.
By: Sara smith
FUN FACT: sharks have to relay on swimming or the oceans currents to get air into their lungs,because of this they sleep in ocean currents. They also have live births.
Some amphibians can breathe through their skin!
Their skin is permeable (which allows oxygen in and out of the animal), but it must be moist! This is why many amphibians live near water.
Sticky pads on the toes of the tree frogs give it secure foot holds to climb.
Reptiles alligators & crocodile
A shell has ribs and a back bone.
Most can draw there head,legs, and tails inside the shell.
They have a sharp edged beak for tearing food.
Carnivores or herbivores.
Shells can be hard of soft.
Shell is covered with scales.
Birds how they eat.
Birds swallow small stones that go to the birds gizzard to help grind their food since they don't have teeth to chew.
Adaptions for flight.
*contour feathers is a large feather that gives shape to the birds body.
*flight feathers contour feathers on the wings and tail that help balance and steer.
*down feathers short and fluffy, trap heat.
Can all birds fly?
There are about 60 living species of birds that can not fly!
EXAMPLE: the penguins wings have evolved into flippers adapted to swimming instead of flying.
Caring for their young.
Birds eggs only develop at a temperature close to the temperature of the parent bird, so they sit on them to keep them warm.
Bee eaters can catch insects as it flies.
Owl sharp vision and hearing to hunt.
Turkey fans tails feathers and gobbles to court females.
Characteristics of mammals
* All mammals have a four chambered heart.
* Covered with fur or hair.
* Young mammals are fed milk produced from their mother.
And many many more.
Did you know?
Did you know?
Marsupials have young that are born very early in development. The young mammal continues to develop inside a pouch on their mothers body.