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Class of vertebrates who feed their young with milk
Mammalia
Sub-phylum of chordates with a backbone
Vertebrata
The smallest and largest mammals
Shrew (smallest)
Blue whale (largest)
This gland produces milk to nurse the young with
Mammary gland
The order of the most primitive living mammals
Monotremata
Duck-billed platypus and spiny platypus are the only remaining species of Order ____
Monotremata
This mammalian order that gives live birth to young, but at a premature age (maturation continues in mother's pouch)
Marsupialia
Where most marsupials and all monotremes are found
Australia
This subclass of mammals develops its young by the use of a placenta
Eutheria
Part of the mother's body where the embryos grow
Uterus
Members of this order have opposable thumbs
Primates
Members of this order include humans, apes, monkeys, and lemurs
Primates
Members of this order include squirrels, beavers, and mice
Rodentia
Members of this order include elephants
Proboscidea
Members of this order include the sea cow (manatee)
Sirenia
Members of this order have hooves with an even number of toes on each foot
Artiodactyla
Members of this order include pigs, sheep, and cows
Artiodactyla
Members of this order have sharp teeth used for hunting animals
Carnivora
Members of this order include dogs, cats, bears, walruses, otters, and wolves
Carnivora
Members of this order include whales, dolphins, porpoise
Cetacea
Members of this order are capable of flying; including bats
Chiroptera
Members of this order include rabbits and hares
Lagomorpha
Members of this order have hooves with odd amounts of toes on each foot
Perissodactyla
Members of this order include horses, zebras, and rhinos
Perissodactyla
List 4 other vertebrates (other than mammals)
Fish
Amphibians
Reptiles
Birds
This vascularized structure allows for the exchange of wastes and oxygen between the mother's blood and that of the embryo
Umbilical cord
This special structure is made by the embryo and nourishes the embryo in the uterus
Placenta
Mammals belong to this phylum
Chordata