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Hobart Biology I-3a

Biology chapter 3 classifying animals vocabulary
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classify
group things based on the features they share
phylum
subdivision of a kingdom
genus
group of living things that include separate
species
group of organisms that can breed with each other to produce offspring like themselves
scientific name
name given to each species, consisting of its genus and its species label
vertebrates
an animal with a backbone
cartilage
soft material found in vertebrate skeletons
vertebra
one of the bones or blocks of cartilage that make up a backbone
gill
a structure used by some animals to breathe in water
swim bladder
gas filled organ that allows a bony fis to move up and down in water