Animal Kingdom: Vertebrates and Chordates Biology Quiz

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Fish are aquatic vertebrates characterized by fins, scales, and ______

gills

Chordates have 4 basic features: Hollow Nerve Cord, Notochord, Pharyngeal Pouches, and Muscular ______

Tail

A lamprey is an example of a Jawless ______

Fish

Amphibians belong to the ______ class

Amphibian

Crocodiles and Alligators are examples of ______.

Lizards

Birds have strong ______ muscles as a major adaptation for flight.

chest

Mammals have a ______ heart.

four chambered

Amphibians evolved from ______

fish

Amphibians have smooth and slimy ______

skin

Adult frogs are typically ready to breed in about one to two years, and frog eggs are laid in ______

water

Reptiles use ______ to breathe air

lungs

Study Notes

Characteristics of Fish

  • Fish are aquatic vertebrates characterized by fins, scales, and gills

Characteristics of Chordates

  • Chordates have 4 basic features: hollow nerve cord, notochord, pharyngeal pouches, and muscular post-anal tail

Characteristics of Lampreys

  • A lamprey is an example of a jawless vertebrate

Classification of Amphibians

  • Amphibians belong to the Lissamphibia class

Characteristics of Crocodiles and Alligators

  • Crocodiles and alligators are examples of reptiles

Adaptations of Birds

  • Birds have strong pectoral muscles as a major adaptation for flight

Characteristics of Mammals

  • Mammals have a four-chambered heart

Evolution of Amphibians

  • Amphibians evolved from fish

Characteristics of Amphibian Skin

  • Amphibians have smooth and slimy skin

Life Cycle of Frogs

  • Adult frogs are typically ready to breed in about one to two years, and frog eggs are laid in water

Respiration in Reptiles

  • Reptiles use lungs to breathe air

Test your knowledge on vertebrates, specifically animals with a backbone, and chordates, organisms with four basic features including a hollow nerve cord. Explore the characteristics of phylum Chordata and understand what defines chordates.

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