1. Vertebrate (has a backbone)
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Invertebrate (does not have a backbone)
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2. Body covered with hair or fur
Body not covered with hair or fur
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3. Body covered with feathers
Body not covered with feathers
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4. Body covered with leathery, hairless skin
Body not covered with leathery, hairless skin
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5. Has gills
Does not have gills
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6. Naked, wet body and webbed feet.
7. Has an exoskeleton - arthropod
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Does not have an exoskeleton
*GO TO 12*
8. Has six legs and three parts to the body
Does not have six legs
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9. Has eight legs and two parts to the body
Does not have eight legs
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10. Many pairs of legs, some 'feathery' and used as gills
Many pairs of legs. No gills. Long, segmented body
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11. One pair of legs on each segment.
Two pairs of legs on each segment
12. Star-shaped with five 'arms'
Does not have five 'arms'
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13. Long, soft body; sometimes segmented; no legs or antennae
Soft body, sometimes protected by a shell.
May have eight 'arms'; may have antennae
GROUPS OF ANIMALS QUIZ
All living organisms can be
classified into five groups called Kingdoms.
Animal Kingdom is one of these groups. It is sub-divided into
groups called phyla (sing : phylum). Animals with the same
characteristics are placed in the same phylum.
way of deciding which phylum an animal belongs to is by using
a key. by observing the animal and seeing whether or not it
has the characteristics listed for the phyla you can place it
in its correct group.
this quiz you are asked to classify twenty different animals.
You can use the key shown in the next column to help you.
There table includes some hyperlinks to websites which help
describe certain phyla and certain characteristics.
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