Animal Phyla

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Anatomy

The study of the structure of an organism

Physiology

Processes and functions of an organism

Vertebrate

An animal that has a backbone; includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish

Invertebrate

an animal that does not have a backbone

Phylum (phyla)

the taxonomic group below kingdom and above class

Anterior

situated in the front

Posterior

Situated behind or at the back

Caudal

synonym for posterior; at the rear or tail end

Dorsal

relating to the back of an animal; Ex: dorsal fin

Pectoral

situated in the breast or chest

Symmetrical

same on both sides when divided by a line down the center

Asymmetrical

different on each side when divided by a line down the center

Lateral

situated at or extending to the side

Bilateral

having two sides or parts

External Anatomy

the outside body parts of an animal

Internal anatomy

inside structures of an organism

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