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adaptation
the ability to adjust to new conditions
Taxonomy
the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
camouflage
the strategy of blending into an environment
habitat
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism
predator
an animal that hunts other animals for food
prey
an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food
mane
a growth of long hair on the neck of a horse, lion, or other animal
snout
the nose or jaws that stick out in front of certain animals' heads
exoskeleton
hard protective structure developed outside the body, as the shell of a lobster
horn
projection from certain animals' heads
scales
the small, thin, flat plates that help protect the bodies of fish and reptiles
feather
the light waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
tail
the posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
hoof
the hard tough covering on the foot of an animal such as a horse, a cow, or a deer
locomotion
the ability to move from place to place
Binomial Nomenclature
A system for giving each organism a two-word scientific name that consists of the genus name followed by the species name
apendage
a body part such as an arm or a leg that is part of the main body
herbivore
organism that obtains energy by eating only plants
carnivore
A consumer that eats only animals
omnivore
An animal that eats both plants and animals
Chordate
any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
Animalia
taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
arthropod
an invertebrate that has an external skeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages
mollusk
sea animal with soft body
crustaceans
shells soft bodies, no vertebra &Hard shells
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