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what is the kingdom of the cat


what is the phylum of the cat


what is the subphylum


what is the class


what is the order


what is the family


what is the genus


what is the species

hair and females's mammary glands to nourish young

what are the two main characteristics that distinguish mammals form other animals

dentition pattern

this is something an animal has that reveals its diet; looks at the types of teeth, number, arrangement, etc.

cat's dentition pattern

what does the sharp and point incisors and canines from front and premolars in rear indicate in a cat?


how it walks


cat's gait; walks on digits with remainder of foot elevate


human walk; on entire side of foot

external nares

on the nose


on ears, long, flexible extrernal fold that directs sound waves into extrnal auditory meatus

nicitating membrane

on eyes, greatly reduced, also called plica semilunaris


long sensory hairs on face, also called pini tactiles.

mammary papillae

placewghere female can nourish young


thickened epidermis on bottom of foot into pads








humerus, ulna, radius, carpal, digits


femur, patella, fibula, tibia, etc.


from the wrist to elbow, forearm (radius and ulna)


part of upper arm or forelimb, elbow to shoulder

axilla a


cranial area

head with 11 bones

cervial area

7 bones, atlas, axis, permits movement and rotation of head

thoracic area

13 bones, prominent dorsal spines and art. costal facts

lumbar area

7 bones below thoracic


3 bones fused like man from pelvis

caudal area

21-35 extendign bones out of total from sacral




lower part of legs-shin (tibia)


sagittal plane that decreases angle of joint and brings 2 bones closre together


movemnent that increases angle between 2 bones


movement of limb toward body midline


moveing limb away from midline,or medial plane, of body


occurs when the forearm rotates laterally so that the palm faces anteriorly, and the radius and ulna rae parallel


forearm rotates edially so tath the palm faces posteriosly. brings radius across ulna so that the 2 bones make an x


combination of flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction. proxiamal end of limbs stationary, and its distal end movs in a circle.


lies as a narrow band across the top of the chest. it originates on sternum and instrets on ulna.

pectoalis major

anterior portion lies beneath the pectoantebrachialis. arises also on sternum and insterst sopon huyemerus. helps to pull

pectoralis minor

largest of pecs, lies postertior pectoralis major


lies most posterior to pec groups. originates on xiphoid process and inserts on humerus with pect major and latissimus dorsi.


most anterior muscle of shoulder and arm

external oblique

covers ventral and lateral abdominal surfaces. originates from lumbodorsal fascia and inserts on aponeurosis along mid-ventral area. flexes vertebral column, rotates trunks and bends it laterally

internal oblique

second layer of abdominal muscles connecting with aponeurois sunder external oblique. flexes vertebral column and bends trunk

rectus abdominus

lies in mid ventral area and lies as 2 parallel muscles. extend from pubis to insert on upper ribs adn vertebra., lie between internal oblique 's aponeuros and tranverse abdominus. flexes vertebral column

latissimus dorsi

mainly on dorsal surface, but can also be on lateral ventral sdide. flat, broad, triangular muscle covering lateral surfacee of body. gives humerus great power for pulling backwards when cat is running

pec minor largest in cats and they have 4 pec muscles while we have 2

what are 2 differences btwn cat and human in pectorals group


most prominent muscle on lateral surface of face. used for chewing


other muscle for chewing dorsal to masseter. originates on sides of skull and inserts on mandible


most anterior of shoulder and arm muscles.


large v shaped band of muscle on ventral and lateral surfaces of neck


lies lateral to sternomastoid.enables cat to flex head and bend it


two bands of muscle tissue run along mid ventral line. orignaiates in sternumad insters on hyoid cartilage of neck


lies deep to sternohyoid and lateral to it


v shaped, extends from occipital bones to mandible and lowers jaw


fibers of this mucle run transversely btwn digatric in mid ventral are. pass deep to digrastric and raises floor of mouth

clavobrachialis (clavodeltoid)

most anterio muscle in shoulder, originates at clavicle, and inserts on ulna. continuation of clavtrapezius. works with it to extend humerus, turn head, and flex elbow


thin superficial muscle on medial surface of humerus. originates from ventral border of latissimus dorsi. inserts by thin aponeurosis on lower forelimb. acts with triceps brachii as extensor of elbow. not in human

triceps brachi

three heads, long head is partially visible, extends forearm


anterior to lateral head of triceps. arises fof humerus and inserts on ulna, flexes elbow

antebrachiaal fascia

covers muscles of lower forelimb, tough layer of fascia


most anteiror of these muscles, origina on humerus and insertion radis. rotatses it and supinates paw

etensor carpi radialis longus

inserts on second metacarpal and extends forefoot.

extensor digitorum communis

long muscle whose tendon divides at wrist and attaches to digits, which it extends

extensor digitorum laterialis

long muscle of lower forelimb, inserts on digits and extends them

extensor carpi ulnaris

inserts on fifth metacarpal

flexor carpi ulnaris

origin is at hdistal humerus and inserts at carpals-flexes writs and adducts hand

palmaris longus

adjacent to flexor carpi ulnaris, moves medially, flat muscle oriiginates on jumerus and inserts on phalanges.


long, narrow band-like muscle that passes along medial border of forearm.

flexor carpi radialis

origin on humerus and inserts on metacarpals, extends manuys of wrist

pronator teres

origin on bottom of humerus and inserts on raidal shaft, pronates manus at wrist

external jugular vein

receives blood from skin and muscles of head

anterior facial vein

colelcts blood from face, tongue, etc

posterior facial vein

arisis from region of internal maxillary. collects blood from masseter and temporal muscles

transverse jugular vein

short but prominent vein that crosses the midline and unites with external jugular vein.


small portion at insertion of femur, muscle arising from lumbar vertebral and illum


narror muscle similar to adductor longus; posterior to femoral artery and vein

adductor femoris

anterior to gracilis; originates from pubis and inserts femur


located beneath gracilis, posterior to adductor longus and femoris


occipies anterior half of thigh; flat and broad that inserts on tibia and fibula; adducts and rortates thigh adn extends it


2nd medial superficial thigh; covers posterior portion of miedial thigh; adducts


major muscle of calf; has two heads and inserts on calcaneues. extends foot


deep to gastrocnemius; originates on fibula and inserts on calcaneus; extends foot

achilles tendon

long, tough, anterior to calcaneus

tibialis anterior

covers anterior portion of lower hind leg; originates on tibia and insenrts by meands of tendon. extends and inverts foot

flexor digitorum longus

lies on medial aspect of lower hind leg next to tibia. arises from it and inserts on phalanges. flexes digits.

adductor longus

narrow muscle similar to adductor femoris. belongs to adductors of thigh

gluteus medius

originates primarily from the ilium, last sacral and first caudal vertebrae to insert on the greater trochanter; abducts thigh

lumbodorsal fascia

connects the latissimus dorsi to its origins on the thoracic, lumbar and sacral vertebrae, as well as the iliac crest


arises on the middorsal line of the neck and thorax and inserts on the metacromion and spine of the scapula) adducts the scapula


smaller muscle just anterior to the biceps femoris


anterior to semimembranosus


arises from the back of the skull and middorsal line of the neck and inserts on the clavicle. Its action is to extend the humerus in a forward direction.


arises from the scapula spine and inserts on the proximal portion of the humerus


arises from the spinous processes of thoracic vertebrae and inserts on the fascia covering the scapular muscles. Its action is to adduct the scapula and pull it posteriorly


It arises from the acromion process of the scapula and inserts on the spinodeltoid muscle.

gluteus maximus

muscle immediately anterior to the caudofemoralis

biceps femoris

lies posterior to the tensor fascia latae and fascia lata. It is a very broad and thick muscle which arises from the ischium and inserts from the patella to the middle of the shaft of the tibia by means of a wide aponeurosis.


posterior to the clavodeltoid. It arises from the acromion process of the scapula and inserts on the spinodeltoid muscle.

pectoantebrachialis, xiphihumeralis, trapeziuses, deltoids, lumbodorsal fascia, adductor femoris

what muscles do cats have that humans don't?

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