Domain Eukaria: All organisms in Domain Eukarya have cells with a nucleus. They can be single-celled or multicellular.
- Kingdom Animalia: All members of Animalia are multicellular. They are also heterotrophs. most are capable of movement.
Phylum Chordata: All have a notochord.The notochord is a rod that extends most of the length of the body when it is fully developed. Endoskeleton is usually present.
Subphylum Vertebrata: All share a vertebral column, or a chain of bony elements (vertebrae). Movements provided by muscles attached to endoskeleton. Have ventral hart with 2-4 chambers.
- Class Mammilia: All mammals have hair at some point during their development. It may serve to camouflage predators or prey, or to warn predators of a defensive mechanism. Specialized whiskers have a sensory function, letting an animal know when it is in contact with an object in its environment.
Order Carnivora: Contains animals that only eat meat. They have special teeth for cutting.
Family Felidae: Contains the cat family. With the exception of the largest cats, most are adept climbers, and many are skilled swimmers.
Genus Caracal: Contains the animal Caracal.
Species: Caracal caracal
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