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VERTEBRATES - Animals having a backbone, or a spinal column, including mammals, fishes, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.

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Mammals - Desert Wildlife
The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary glands in the female which produce milk for the ...

Pinyon Pine, REGENERATION PROCESSES
Because singleleaf pinyon seeds are totally wingless, seed dispersal is dependent on vertebrate dispersers that store seeds in food caches, where unconsumed ...

Kawaiisu Indians Natural History: Geology
Forty vertebrate fossil sites have been recorded along this creek and in several branching canyons. As recently as one million years ago, Cache Creek flowed ...

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Animals that have backbones.
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Animals with backbones
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every animal with a notocord (spinal cord). Humans, grizzly bears, penguins, snakes, and even the lowly tunicate are all vertebrates
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Animals with backbones, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Compare invertebrates.
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animals that possess a backbone and an internal skeleton made of bone or cartilage. The individual bones which make up the spine or backbone are the vertebrae .
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A major group of chordates, with a skull surrounding a well-developed brain, and a skeleton of cartilage or bone. Includes the fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
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Organisms that possess a backbone. This backbone consists of ring-like bones (vertebrae) that serve as support for the organism and protect soft spinal cord tissue. Vertebrates first appeared during the Cambrian era, over 500 million years ago.
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Organisms with backbones and internal skeletons.
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Animals having a backbone, or a spinal column, including mammals, fishes, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
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Vertebrata is a subphylum of chordates, specifically, those with backbones or spinal columns. The bones of the spinal column (or vertebral column) are called vertebrae. Vertebrata is the largest subphylum of chordates, and contains most animals with which people are generally familiar (except insects). Fish (including lampreys but excluding hagfishes), amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals (including humans) are vertebrates. ...
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