Animal Families & Orders

Animal Families & Orders

Animals
Bears
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Bears, of the family Ursidae, are large carnivorous mammals that live in a wide variety of habitats primarily throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Existing since prehistoric times, bears share characteristics such as large bodies, shaggy hair, clawed paws, stocky legs, and long snouts.Bears, of the family Ursidae, are large carnivorous mammals that live in a wide variety of habitats primarily throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Existing since prehistoric times, bears share characteristics such as large bodies, shaggy hair, clawed paws, stocky legs, and long snouts.
Camelids
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Camelids are a biological family of herbivorous even-toed ungulates characterized by their large bodies, slender necks and long legs. Found in remote locations from the Middle East to South America, camelids have evolved as separate distinct species adapted to their harsh individual contexts.Camelids are a biological family of herbivorous even-toed ungulates characterized by their large bodies, slender necks and long legs. Found in remote locations from the Middle East to South America, camelids have evolved as separate distinct species adapted to their harsh individual contexts.
Cats
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Cats (Felis catus), often referring to as domestic or house cats, are small carnivorous mammals that are typically domesticated as pets by humans. First kept for the task of hunting mice, cats today remain popular pets because of their companionship. Cat breeds vary by origin, size, and coat types.Cats (Felis catus), often referring to as domestic or house cats, are small carnivorous mammals that are typically domesticated as pets by humans. First kept for the task of hunting mice, cats today remain popular pets because of their companionship. Cat breeds vary by origin, size, and coat types.
Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs are a diverse group of prehistoric reptiles that were the dominant terrestrial animals of the Late Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Though dinosaurs mysteriously disappeared 65 million years ago, their legacy continues to be popularized in museums, books, films and television. Dinosaurs are a diverse group of prehistoric reptiles that were the dominant terrestrial animals of the Late Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Though dinosaurs mysteriously disappeared 65 million years ago, their legacy continues to be popularized in museums, books, films and television.
Sharks
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Sharks are one of the oldest species on earth having outlived the dinosaurs with fossil records dating them back 400 million years. In their ecosystems, the carnivorous shark is usually the top of their food chain, but are being threatened by human activities and hunting.Sharks are one of the oldest species on earth having outlived the dinosaurs with fossil records dating them back 400 million years. In their ecosystems, the carnivorous shark is usually the top of their food chain, but are being threatened by human activities and hunting.
Whales
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Whales are large ocean-dwelling mammals ranging in size from the 8.5 foot dwarf sperm whale to the 98 foot blue whale, which is the largest creature to have ever lived. Whales are warm-blooded and have a layer of blubber to protect themselves from the cold temperatures of the oceans.Whales are large ocean-dwelling mammals ranging in size from the 8.5 foot dwarf sperm whale to the 98 foot blue whale, which is the largest creature to have ever lived. Whales are warm-blooded and have a layer of blubber to protect themselves from the cold temperatures of the oceans.
Dolphins
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Dolphins are small toothed aquatic mammals with superb hearing that live in saltwater and freshwater environments. Dolphins communicate with many different vocalizations, such as clicks and whistles, have advanced hearing that works underwater or above water, and can track prey using echolocation.Dolphins are small toothed aquatic mammals with superb hearing that live in saltwater and freshwater environments. Dolphins communicate with many different vocalizations, such as clicks and whistles, have advanced hearing that works underwater or above water, and can track prey using echolocation.
Primates
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Primates are mammals classified by their large brains (compared to their body size), opposable thumbs, heavier reliance on their sense of sight (full color sight) than smell, and slower development and longer lifespans. Primates are found all over the world and are threatened by human activities.Primates are mammals classified by their large brains (compared to their body size), opposable thumbs, heavier reliance on their sense of sight (full color sight) than smell, and slower development and longer lifespans. Primates are found all over the world and are threatened by human activities.
Turtles | Tortoises
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Turtles and tortoises are members of the Testudines reptile family characterized by their hard shells that are used for protection. Turtles and tortoises are separable by the fact that tortoises are land-dwelling creatures while most turtle species are at least partly aquatic creatures.Turtles and tortoises are members of the Testudines reptile family characterized by their hard shells that are used for protection. Turtles and tortoises are separable by the fact that tortoises are land-dwelling creatures while most turtle species are at least partly aquatic creatures.
Crocodilia
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Crocodilia is an order of large, semiaquatic, carnivorous, solitary reptiles that first appeared 95 million years ago. Crocodilia, surprisingly, are most closely related to birds, as the only two remaining survivors from the Archosauria age. Crocodilia have members such as crocodiles and alligators.Crocodilia is an order of large, semiaquatic, carnivorous, solitary reptiles that first appeared 95 million years ago. Crocodilia, surprisingly, are most closely related to birds, as the only two remaining survivors from the Archosauria age. Crocodilia have members such as crocodiles and alligators.
Dogs
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Dogs are domesticated mammals of the Carnivora order. Descendants of wolves, dogs are the first animals to have been domesticated by humans. Dogs are bred for particular physical and emotional characteristics and are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’ referring to their high degree of loyalty.Dogs are domesticated mammals of the Carnivora order. Descendants of wolves, dogs are the first animals to have been domesticated by humans. Dogs are bred for particular physical and emotional characteristics and are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’ referring to their high degree of loyalty.
Swine | Suidae
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Suidae, or swine, are medium-sized animals with a stocky barrel-like body and thick, sparsely haired skin and a mobile snout. Suidae are social, companionable, highly intelligent, creatures that love mud baths and foraging. Suidae are omnivores and feed on fungi, roots, fruit, earthworms, and more.Suidae, or swine, are medium-sized animals with a stocky barrel-like body and thick, sparsely haired skin and a mobile snout. Suidae are social, companionable, highly intelligent, creatures that love mud baths and foraging. Suidae are omnivores and feed on fungi, roots, fruit, earthworms, and more.
Cetaceans
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Cetacean are an order of aquatic mammals, such as dolphins and whales. Most Cetacean live in the ocean, although there are a few species of dolphins that live in rivers in Asia and South America. Cetacean have specially developed underwater hearing and sight, and some species using echolocation.Cetacean are an order of aquatic mammals, such as dolphins and whales. Most Cetacean live in the ocean, although there are a few species of dolphins that live in rivers in Asia and South America. Cetacean have specially developed underwater hearing and sight, and some species using echolocation.
Cattle | Bovine
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Cattle, also commonly referred to as cows, are the most commonly domesticated ungulates. Domestic cattle serve a trifold purpose being raised for their meat, milk, and work abilities. In some areas of the world, such as India, cattle are a religious figure and are not raised for slaughter.Cattle, also commonly referred to as cows, are the most commonly domesticated ungulates. Domestic cattle serve a trifold purpose being raised for their meat, milk, and work abilities. In some areas of the world, such as India, cattle are a religious figure and are not raised for slaughter.
Equine | Equidae
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The Equidae family is comprised of horses, donkeys, and zebras with only one existing family, Equus. The Equidae family most likely originated in North America, however, domestic zebras, horses, and donkeys now exist worldwide while wild horses and zebras exist only in Asia and Africa.The Equidae family is comprised of horses, donkeys, and zebras with only one existing family, Equus. The Equidae family most likely originated in North America, however, domestic zebras, horses, and donkeys now exist worldwide while wild horses and zebras exist only in Asia and Africa.
Canidae | Canines
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Canidae, or canines, are vertebrate dog-like creatures with long muzzles, upright ears, sharp teeth, long legs, and bushy tails. The Canidae family includes foxes, wolves, jackals, and domestic dogs. Canines are one of the earliest domesticated species and dogs continue to be popular pets.Canidae, or canines, are vertebrate dog-like creatures with long muzzles, upright ears, sharp teeth, long legs, and bushy tails. The Canidae family includes foxes, wolves, jackals, and domestic dogs. Canines are one of the earliest domesticated species and dogs continue to be popular pets.
Felidae | Felines
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Felidae, or felines, is a terrestrial family of furry four-legged carnivorous mammals with a tendency to meow. Felidae have the most diverse fur patterns of all terrestrial carnivores, ranging from spots to stripes and solids. The family of Felidae includes domestic cats, as well as, big, wild cats.Felidae, or felines, is a terrestrial family of furry four-legged carnivorous mammals with a tendency to meow. Felidae have the most diverse fur patterns of all terrestrial carnivores, ranging from spots to stripes and solids. The family of Felidae includes domestic cats, as well as, big, wild cats.
Rays
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Batoidea, or rays, are the largest group of fish whose bodies are made out of cartilage instead of bones, similar to their relatives the shark. Rays are easily identifiable by their flat bodies with elongated fins attached to their heads, and gills placed on their underbellies.Batoidea, or rays, are the largest group of fish whose bodies are made out of cartilage instead of bones, similar to their relatives the shark. Rays are easily identifiable by their flat bodies with elongated fins attached to their heads, and gills placed on their underbellies.
Cephalopods
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Cephalopods, or inkfish, are the most intelligent, largest, and mobile of all molluscs. Cephalopods are characterized by their body symmetry, prominent head, and set of at least eight arms or tentacles. Cephalopods earned the nickname inkfish because of their common ability to be able to squirt ink.Cephalopods, or inkfish, are the most intelligent, largest, and mobile of all molluscs. Cephalopods are characterized by their body symmetry, prominent head, and set of at least eight arms or tentacles. Cephalopods earned the nickname inkfish because of their common ability to be able to squirt ink.
Mollusks
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After the Arthropoda, Mollusca is the second largest phylum on invertebrate animals with members on land and sea. Mollusca is the largest marine phylum, with numerous creatures, such as squids, snails, scallops, and more, which make up 23% of all marine organisms.After the Arthropoda, Mollusca is the second largest phylum on invertebrate animals with members on land and sea. Mollusca is the largest marine phylum, with numerous creatures, such as squids, snails, scallops, and more, which make up 23% of all marine organisms.
Penguins
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Penguins are a species of flightless aquatic birds that live south of the equator with the exception of one species that lives on Galapagos Island. Having adapted for water instead of air, the penguin’s wings have evolved from wings to flippers; useful for propelling the penguin through the water.Penguins are a species of flightless aquatic birds that live south of the equator with the exception of one species that lives on Galapagos Island. Having adapted for water instead of air, the penguin’s wings have evolved from wings to flippers; useful for propelling the penguin through the water.
Even-Toed Ungulates
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Even-toed ungulates received their name because they are hoofed creatures with five toes and they primarily put their weight on two of their five toes. Members of this diverse herbivorous family include camels, alpacas, llamas, pigs, and more.Even-toed ungulates received their name because they are hoofed creatures with five toes and they primarily put their weight on two of their five toes. Members of this diverse herbivorous family include camels, alpacas, llamas, pigs, and more.
Odd-Toed Ungulates
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Odd-toed ungulates, in comparison to even-toed ungulates, bear the majority of weight on one toe only; their third toe. The odd-toed ungulate family is rather small, consisting of horses, donkeys, tapirs, and rhinoceros. Odd-toed ungulates digest cellulose in their intestines, not their stomach. Odd-toed ungulates, in comparison to even-toed ungulates, bear the majority of weight on one toe only; their third toe. The odd-toed ungulate family is rather small, consisting of horses, donkeys, tapirs, and rhinoceros. Odd-toed ungulates digest cellulose in their intestines, not their stomach.
Elephants
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Elephants are the largest existing land mammals and can be found in Africa and Asia. Elephants used to be a common animal, but their species have been severely depleted due to poaching for their ivory tusks. Female elephants live in groups while males tend to live alone until mating season.Elephants are the largest existing land mammals and can be found in Africa and Asia. Elephants used to be a common animal, but their species have been severely depleted due to poaching for their ivory tusks. Female elephants live in groups while males tend to live alone until mating season.
Frogs | Toads
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Anura, including frogs or toads, is the most diverse of the three amphibian orders. There is no formal distinction between frogs and toads, with toads generally being more a warty species. Frogs are typically carnivores though some eat fruit. All adult frogs, except one species, do not have tails.Anura, including frogs or toads, is the most diverse of the three amphibian orders. There is no formal distinction between frogs and toads, with toads generally being more a warty species. Frogs are typically carnivores though some eat fruit. All adult frogs, except one species, do not have tails.
Snakes
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Snakes are a family of legless, elongated, venomous or non-venomous carnivorous reptiles. Covered in scales and equipped with multiple joints in their jaws, most species of snakes live on land and use their sense of smell in order to hunt their prey and sense their surroundings.Snakes are a family of legless, elongated, venomous or non-venomous carnivorous reptiles. Covered in scales and equipped with multiple joints in their jaws, most species of snakes live on land and use their sense of smell in order to hunt their prey and sense their surroundings.
Lizards
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The Lizard is a reptile with over 6,000 different species that is closely related to snakes; some lizards are even more closely related to snakes than to other lizards. Most lizards have four legs, eyelids that they can blink, smooth scales, exposed ear holes, and tongues that can smell.The Lizard is a reptile with over 6,000 different species that is closely related to snakes; some lizards are even more closely related to snakes than to other lizards. Most lizards have four legs, eyelids that they can blink, smooth scales, exposed ear holes, and tongues that can smell.
Deer | Cervids
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Deer are cloven hooved ungulates which range in size from 1.25’-6.5’ (.4-1.9 m) with all species, except for one, having antlers. Deer exist on every continent besides Australia and Antarctica and live and forage for grasses and shrubs in temperate, alpine, wetlands, and grassland environments.Deer are cloven hooved ungulates which range in size from 1.25’-6.5’ (.4-1.9 m) with all species, except for one, having antlers. Deer exist on every continent besides Australia and Antarctica and live and forage for grasses and shrubs in temperate, alpine, wetlands, and grassland environments.
Horses
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A horse is an odd-toed ungulate mammal that has been widely domesticated by humans since about 4000 BC. Horses have been bred and domesticated for many reasons over the years such as working, racing, and riding. Horses are able to walk and run shortly after being born.A horse is an odd-toed ungulate mammal that has been widely domesticated by humans since about 4000 BC. Horses have been bred and domesticated for many reasons over the years such as working, racing, and riding. Horses are able to walk and run shortly after being born.
Pinnipeds
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Pinnipeds are large furry fin or flipper footed semi-aquatic marine mammals. While pinnipeds live primarily in the ocean, they can come on land for long periods of time. Pinniped have a layer of blubber, or fat, under their skin to help them retain heat and stay warm in the cold water habitats.Pinnipeds are large furry fin or flipper footed semi-aquatic marine mammals. While pinnipeds live primarily in the ocean, they can come on land for long periods of time. Pinniped have a layer of blubber, or fat, under their skin to help them retain heat and stay warm in the cold water habitats.
Bats
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Bats, one of the most numerous types of mammals and the only mammals capable of true flight. With over 1,200 different species of bats ranging in wingspan size from a little over an inch to five feet, bats are found on nearly every continent, except for deserts and arctic regions.Bats, one of the most numerous types of mammals and the only mammals capable of true flight. With over 1,200 different species of bats ranging in wingspan size from a little over an inch to five feet, bats are found on nearly every continent, except for deserts and arctic regions.
Lagomorphs
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Lagomorphs are small to medium sized mammals that resemble rodents, which are their closest relatives. Lagomorphs have short tales and flaps of skin that meet behind their incisor to allow gnawing with the mouth cavity closed. All Lagomorphs are herbivores and feed on grasses and small plants.Lagomorphs are small to medium sized mammals that resemble rodents, which are their closest relatives. Lagomorphs have short tales and flaps of skin that meet behind their incisor to allow gnawing with the mouth cavity closed. All Lagomorphs are herbivores and feed on grasses and small plants.
Bovids | Bovidae
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Bovids are one of the largest existing families consisting primarily of cattle, antelopes, gazelles, goats, and sheep. The existence of the Bovidae family has been essential to human prosperity due to their widespread domestication and use as products, such as, milk, leather, meat and more.Bovids are one of the largest existing families consisting primarily of cattle, antelopes, gazelles, goats, and sheep. The existence of the Bovidae family has been essential to human prosperity due to their widespread domestication and use as products, such as, milk, leather, meat and more.
Rodents
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Rodents are classified by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in both their upper and lower jaws; the length of their incisors are maintained by gnawing, which is how they eat. The diet of Rodents usually consists of seeds and plants, but some species do have more varied diets.Rodents are classified by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in both their upper and lower jaws; the length of their incisors are maintained by gnawing, which is how they eat. The diet of Rodents usually consists of seeds and plants, but some species do have more varied diets.
Giraffidae
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Marsupials
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Marsupials are mammals characterized by the pouch the mother has for raising and protecting her young. Marsupials are most commonly associated with Austrailia, where Kangaroos and Koalas are found, but marsupials, specifically the opposum, are also found in North, Central, and South America.Marsupials are mammals characterized by the pouch the mother has for raising and protecting her young. Marsupials are most commonly associated with Austrailia, where Kangaroos and Koalas are found, but marsupials, specifically the opposum, are also found in North, Central, and South America.
Mustelids
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Mustelids are a family of carnivorous mammals with long bodies and short legs. Mustelids usually live in burrows or crevices and are excellent hunters, especially some weasels which can take down prey larger than themselves. Mustelids can be terrestrial, aquatic, or can be skilled at climbing trees.Mustelids are a family of carnivorous mammals with long bodies and short legs. Mustelids usually live in burrows or crevices and are excellent hunters, especially some weasels which can take down prey larger than themselves. Mustelids can be terrestrial, aquatic, or can be skilled at climbing trees.
Viverridae
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Viverridae is a family comprised of 38 species of small to medium sized carnivorous mammals with a long tail. Viverridae are typically nocturnal and often have bands, stripes, or spots adorning their bodies, retractable claws, and glands capable of producing a foul odor to ward off enemies.Viverridae is a family comprised of 38 species of small to medium sized carnivorous mammals with a long tail. Viverridae are typically nocturnal and often have bands, stripes, or spots adorning their bodies, retractable claws, and glands capable of producing a foul odor to ward off enemies.
Caecilians
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Apoda, also known as Gymnophiona, is an order of long, cylindrical, limbless, sightless amphibians. The members of the Apoda order are called caecillians which is a name derived from the Latin word for “sightless.” Apoda live underground in humid, tropical regions, are typically go unnoticed.Apoda, also known as Gymnophiona, is an order of long, cylindrical, limbless, sightless amphibians. The members of the Apoda order are called caecillians which is a name derived from the Latin word for “sightless.” Apoda live underground in humid, tropical regions, are typically go unnoticed.
Salamanders
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Salamandridae is a family of small to medium terrestrial or aquatic salamanders and newts in the amphibian class. Most species of salamandridae have brightly colored skin that excretes toxins through numerous poision glands—resulting in rough textured skin.Salamandridae is a family of small to medium terrestrial or aquatic salamanders and newts in the amphibian class. Most species of salamandridae have brightly colored skin that excretes toxins through numerous poision glands—resulting in rough textured skin.
Insects
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Insects are members of the phylum Anthropoda and are characterized by their pairs of jointed legs, segmented bodies, exoskeleton, one pair of antennae, and one or two pairs of wings. With currently 10 quintillion insects on the globe, it is estimated that insects make up 90% of all animal life.Insects are members of the phylum Anthropoda and are characterized by their pairs of jointed legs, segmented bodies, exoskeleton, one pair of antennae, and one or two pairs of wings. With currently 10 quintillion insects on the globe, it is estimated that insects make up 90% of all animal life.
Saltwater Fish
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Saltwater fish are fish that are found in the oceans or marine environments. Saltwater fish are categorized based on the marine environment they live in. Attributes that define a marine environment for a saltwater fish are the temperature, depth, PH level, amount of salt, alkalinity and location.Saltwater fish are fish that are found in the oceans or marine environments. Saltwater fish are categorized based on the marine environment they live in. Attributes that define a marine environment for a saltwater fish are the temperature, depth, PH level, amount of salt, alkalinity and location.
Freshwater Fish
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Freshwater fish are fish that spend some or all of their live in water with a salinity level lower than .05%. Freshwater fish, due to the segmented nature of ponds, lakes, and rivers, are subject to speciation similar to species on islands.Freshwater fish are fish that spend some or all of their live in water with a salinity level lower than .05%. Freshwater fish, due to the segmented nature of ponds, lakes, and rivers, are subject to speciation similar to species on islands.
Porifera | Sponges
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Porifera, or sponges, are multicellular organisms with pores that filter water. Most sponges live in marine environments, brackish and freshwater environments. Sponges were the first creatures to branch off of the evolutionary tree, which means they are the sister to all other living creatures.Porifera, or sponges, are multicellular organisms with pores that filter water. Most sponges live in marine environments, brackish and freshwater environments. Sponges were the first creatures to branch off of the evolutionary tree, which means they are the sister to all other living creatures.
Crustaceans
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Crustaceans are large group of anthropods that are typically found in freshwater or marine environments with few land-dwelling crustaceans, such as woodlice, and non-mobile creatures, such as barnacles. Crustaceans have a segmented body comprised of the head, thorax, abdomen and symmetrical legs.Crustaceans are large group of anthropods that are typically found in freshwater or marine environments with few land-dwelling crustaceans, such as woodlice, and non-mobile creatures, such as barnacles. Crustaceans have a segmented body comprised of the head, thorax, abdomen and symmetrical legs.
Arachnids
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Arachnida is a class of invertebrates with jointed-legs, most have eight legs, but some have front legs that have converted to a sensory function or appendages that appear to be legs. The legs serve various purposes, such as feeding, defense, and perceiving the Arachnida’s surroundings.Arachnida is a class of invertebrates with jointed-legs, most have eight legs, but some have front legs that have converted to a sensory function or appendages that appear to be legs. The legs serve various purposes, such as feeding, defense, and perceiving the Arachnida’s surroundings.
Worms
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Worms are typically legless, smooth, slender, invertebrates. Worms play important ecological roles as soil conditioners and parasites to crops, animals, and humans. Free-living worms are not found on land, but rather, burrowed underground, in marine, or freshwater environments.Worms are typically legless, smooth, slender, invertebrates. Worms play important ecological roles as soil conditioners and parasites to crops, animals, and humans. Free-living worms are not found on land, but rather, burrowed underground, in marine, or freshwater environments.
Waterfowl
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Anseriformes, or waterfowl, are an order of aquatic birds that include ducks, geese, and swan. Since these birds are frequently aquatic, many Anseriformes have webbed feet, are medium to large in size, and are primarily herbivorous, but will forge on occasion for insects, mollusks, or small fish.Anseriformes, or waterfowl, are an order of aquatic birds that include ducks, geese, and swan. Since these birds are frequently aquatic, many Anseriformes have webbed feet, are medium to large in size, and are primarily herbivorous, but will forge on occasion for insects, mollusks, or small fish.
Seabirds
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Seabirds are a species of bird that spends most of its life in marine habitats. Seabirds generally live longer, breed later, and have fewer young than other birds. Seabirds also tend to nest in colonies and have extraordinarily long migrations, sometimes across the equator or around the world.Seabirds are a species of bird that spends most of its life in marine habitats. Seabirds generally live longer, breed later, and have fewer young than other birds. Seabirds also tend to nest in colonies and have extraordinarily long migrations, sometimes across the equator or around the world.
Landfowl | Game Birds
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Galliformes is a large and diverse group of heavy-bodied, ground feeding birds. Also known as landfowl or game birds, galliformes are non-migratory and skilled runners, using their speed to escape predators as opposed to flying away. Galliformes are chicken-like in appearance with blunt wings.Galliformes is a large and diverse group of heavy-bodied, ground feeding birds. Also known as landfowl or game birds, galliformes are non-migratory and skilled runners, using their speed to escape predators as opposed to flying away. Galliformes are chicken-like in appearance with blunt wings.
Birds of Prey
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Birds of prey, or raptors, are a species of bird that hunt and feed on relatively large vertebrates. Birds of prey are distinguished by their keen eyesight, sharp talons, and curved beaks. Birds of prey can vary in size from the small Falconet to the large Andean Condor with a wingspan of 10 feet.Birds of prey, or raptors, are a species of bird that hunt and feed on relatively large vertebrates. Birds of prey are distinguished by their keen eyesight, sharp talons, and curved beaks. Birds of prey can vary in size from the small Falconet to the large Andean Condor with a wingspan of 10 feet.
Songbirds | Perching Birds
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Perching birds are the largest order of all birds, almost half of all bird species are included in the perching bird order. Perching birds are distinguished by the formation of their toes, with 3 toes in the front and one strong toe in the back that supports their ability to perch.Perching birds are the largest order of all birds, almost half of all bird species are included in the perching bird order. Perching birds are distinguished by the formation of their toes, with 3 toes in the front and one strong toe in the back that supports their ability to perch.

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