Vertebrates • Vertebrates are animals of a large group distinguished by the possession of a backbone or spinal column, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes.
Vertebrates • Vertebrates include….. • Fish • Mammals • Amphibians • Birds • And more!
Fish • Fish have bony scales for protection. • Fish have gills for breathing. • Fish have Fins for movement. • Fish have a certain shape to keep away from predators. • Fish have big eyes to feed in the night.
Amphibians • Amphibians have slimy skin for when they are out of the water so they can stay moist. • Amphibians have lungs so they can breath. • Amphibians have webbed feet so they can swim fast. • Amphibians have big mouths so they can swallow things whole ( because there teeth aren’t very good).
Birds • Birds have wings to keep them in the air. • Birds have beaks to catch food and defend themselves. • Birds are warm blooded so the temperature is always the same for them. • Birds have feathers to keep them warm, and to attract other birds.
Unusual Vertebrates Surinam Axolotl Coelacanth Gerenuk Hoatzin Quetzal
Unusual Vertebrates • Coelacanth - • Surinam • Gerenuk • Axolotl • Hoatzin • Quetzal
Biliography • http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100322183702AAmNDRq • http://www.english-online.at/biology/birds/birds-physical-features-why-birds-fly.htm • http://www.backyardnature.net/frogs.htm • http://www.scienceclarified.com/Al-As/Amphibians.html#b • http://www.seaworld.org/aquademics/tetra/all_about_fish.htm