The orders of mammals
The features that distinguish across the eight orders of mammals. Also included are animal adaptations.
Mammals that have a pouch for rearing young.
The only mammals to lay eggs.
The only mammals to have hooves.
The only mammals to have a blow-hole specifically designed to inhale large quantities of air.
The only mammals to have forelimbs modified as wings for sustained flight
These mammals have canines designed for tearing meat.
Mammals that have incisors that continually grow.
The only mammals to have a pair of opposing thumbs, curled fingers & fingernails.
Kangaroos, wallabies & wombats.
Examples of marsupials
Sheep, goats, cows & Llamas
Examples of ungulates
Echidnas & Platypus
Examples of monotremes
Examples of chiroptera
Humans, chimpanzees & apes
Examples of primates
Wolves, bears & tigers
Examples of carnivora
Rats, mice & capybaras
Examples of Rodentia
Examples of Cetacea
These are physical characteristics such as body coverings, teeth and physical movements that help an animal to survive.
These are activities such as social behaviours that help animals to survive.
A special form of adaptation where one animal looks or sounds like another animal to fool predators into thinking its poisonour or dangerous
An adaptation where animals coat colouration and patterns blend in with the surrounding environment.
An adaptation where animals travel to other regions for a variety of reasons.
Animals that go into a long sleep to slow metabolism and conserve energy.