Animals

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mammals

fur, mothers make milk, live born, lungs

birds

wings, 2 feet, feathers, lungs, lay eggs

reptiles

scales, lungs, lay eggs

amphibians

live in water then on land, gills then lungs, lay eggs, moist skin

fish

breathe with gills, hatch from eggs, scales

inherit

means "to receive from parents"

traits

the body features an animal inherits

gills

body parts that take in oxygen from the water so the animal can breathe

scales

small, thin, flat plates that help protect fish and reptiles

extinct

this means an animal is gone forever

species

a specific type of organism

endangered

species that are in danger of becoming extinct

threatened

an organism that is on its way to becoming endangered or extinct

fossil

evidence of an animal or plant that lived a long time ago on Earth

metamorphosis

the process that takes place as a tadpole changes into a frog

ways organisms become extinct

habitat loss, predators, overhunting

infer

prediction based on prior knowledge

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