Zoology Chapter 1: General Information on the Animal Kingdom
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Zoology Chapter 1: General Information on the Animal Kingdom

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What is the definition of Zoology?

The study of living beings

In what types of habitats do animals live according to the text?

A variety of habitats like caves, high mountains, thermal waters, and the seabed

How many animal species are estimated to exist currently?

2.5 million

What gives an idea of the current importance of animals according to the text?

<p>The number of species in each group</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one common feature of animals according to the text?

<p>Their structure remains fairly constant in its broad outlines</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many phyla do zoologists group animals into?

<p>32 phyla</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Definition of Zoology

  • Zoology is the science concerned with the study of animals, which are living beings that are born, grow, multiply, and die.
  • Animals are made up of one or more cells, with a fairly constant structure in their broad outlines.

Animal Diversity

  • Animals come in various shapes, including round, oval, filiform (elongated), and others.
  • Animal species vary greatly in size, from microscopic (protists) to large (mammals, up to several tens of meters).
  • Animals inhabit a range of environments, including caves, high mountains, thermal waters, and the seabed.
  • There are approximately 2.5 million animal species, with only 1,500,000 of them catalogued.
  • Zoologists group animals into 32 phyla, with the number of species in each group indicating their current importance.

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