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vertebrate

an animal with a backbone

invertebrate

an animal without a backbone

classification

the systematic grouping of organisms by observed similarities

kingdom

the highest category into which all living organisms are grouped

moneran

a single-celled organism having no nucleus

protist

usually a single-celled organism having a nucleus

fungi

an organism that does not produce its own food, including mushrooms, yeast, mold, and mildew

plants

many-celled organisms that make their own food, have cell walls, and have chloroplasts

animals

- many-celled organisms that do not make their own food, have no cell walls, and have no chloroplasts

fish

a cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrate having gills, commonly having fins, and typically having an elongated body covered with scales; gives birth live or by laying eggs

bird

a warm-blooded vertebrate having a body covered with feathers, four limbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, no teeth; gives birth by laying eggs

amphibian

a cold-blooded vertebrate, typically begins life in water, breathes by gills, metamorphosizes into an adult, lives on land as an adult, breathes through lungs; gives birth by laying eggs

reptile

a cold-blooded, usually egg-laying vertebrate, having an external covering of scales and breathing by lungs

mammal

a warm-blooded vertebrate, having hair, most are live-birth, nourished with milk, and breathing through lungs

vascular

plants having tubes through which they get their nourishment

non-vascular

plants having no tubes

seedless

plants without see

non-seedless

plants with seeds

classify

group according to characteristics

protozoa

one-celled microbes with a nucleus

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