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Year 7 Classification of Animals

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Birds
Vertebrates that are endothermic and have feathers
Mammals
Vertebrates that are endothermic and have hair/fur
Amphibians
Vertebrates that are ectothermic and have moist, smooth skin.
Fish
Vertebrates that are ectothermic and have scaly skin
Reptiles
Vertebrates that are ectothermic and reproduce by internal fertilisation.
Arthropods
Invertebrates that have jointed legs - there are 4 classes: arachnids, crustaceans, insects and myriapods.
Molluscs
Invertebrates with no legs, and a soft body, usually with a shell.
Echinoderms
Invertebrates with no legs, and spiny skin.
Worms
Invertebrates with no legs, have a soft body, and no shell.
Cnidarians
Invertebrates with no legs, have a soft body, and no shell.
Sponges
Invertebrates with no legs, have a soft body, and no shell, they have a spongy appearance.
Crustaceans
5 pairs of appendages on head. They include lobsters, shrimp and crabs mostly marine. The exoskeleton high in high in calcium.
Arachnids
They include spiders scorpions, ticks and mites. Living in dry climates. They are predatory with fangs, stingers, and poison glands
Insects
The most common class of arthropods, including ants, bees, grasshopper, cockroach. They have 3 pairs of legs with a head, thorax and abdomen.
Myriapods
They are arthropods with many pairs of legs, including millipedes and centipedes.