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    Zaglossus Bruijni Essay

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    species. The first name is the genus and the second name which follows the generic name and distinguished the species from others which are in the same genus (Swafford, 2016). Name have always been given to items such as plants, animals and fungi however Carolus Linnaeus was the scientist who came up with a hierarchal structure which shows its name as well as its phylogenetic name. Even though this classification system is set in place the name of a species can change and be re- evaluated due to phylogenetics and not phenetics (Science,2009) This means names of species names may change due to genetic information showing how close or how far apart certain species are. ( Science,2009). Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Monotremes Family Tachyglossidae Genus Zaglossus Kingdom - Animalia Every animal comes under the kingdom of Animalia which is also known as Metoza. The animal cells miss a wall which the plant cells have, In comparison to plants and organisms, animals have the ability to perform complex and fast movements. The reason the Zaglossus bruijni falls under this kingdom is because it is an animal, therefore, it falls under the Animalia classification. (Myers, 2001) Phylum - Chordata A chordate is within the phylum classification, it includes humans and vertebrae however not all chordates are vertebrates. All species under the Chordata classification have the following: Pharyngeal Slits - a few slits/ openings in the pharynx and act as gills…

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    Monotremes have small hatchlings that rely on lactation milk as a nutritional source. Eutherians, the mammalian line that evolved placenta resulting in intrauterine development, have young that heavily rely on milk. The milk in Eutherians does not change through a young’s development and its composition is constant. Marsupials, in comparison to Monotremes and Eutharians, have one of the most complicated and specific lactation systems. Their milk is constantly changing in order to better cater to…

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    “Monotremes are the most primitive type of living mammal. They lay eggs and have a single opening (cloaca) for reproduction and elimination of wastes. The female shave no teets but provide milk directly through the skin to their young.”(Dictionary.com) The platypus and the echidna are the only monotremes known in the world. While they are both monotremes, they are both different in many ways. The platypus and the echidna are different by their physical characteristics, their lifestyles, and by…

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    have is a notochord which runs underneath the nerve and helps support it. They also have a dorsal nerve chord, this is a bunch of nerves that run from your organs and mussels connecting them into your brain. All of the phylum Chordata have a post-anal tail at some point in their life, humans have it as an embryo whereas the thylacine has it their whole life. Animal Diversity Web. (2016). Dasyuromorphia (dasyuroid marsupials and marsupial carnivores). [Online] Available at:…

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    Essay On Marsupials

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    Evidence from the differences in teeth structure has provided evidence for the differentiation of marsupial and placental mammals. Fossil records have a general consensus that with maturation, marsupial’s third premolars and post canine check teeth are the only teeth to be replaced. This feature is observed in fossils dating back 95-100 million years ago. The analysis of morphological evidence has established a stronger relationship between marsupials and placental mammals than monotremes…

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    the rest of western civilisation. It is not hard to understand why Australia is physically unique. How many countries or continents in the world has a koala, kangaroo, emu, platypus, wallaby or a kookaburra in their natural habitat, other than Australia ? None, there is no other continent that has all this Aussie icon other than Australia . Did you know that 80% of all flora, 71% of mammals and birds, 88% of reptile species and 94% of Amphibians in Australia are endemic. This is because most…

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    It has five claws on its fore feet and four claws on its hind feet. Its weight varies from 11 to 22 lb, Its body length ranges from 24 to 39 inches . It has no tail. It has thick black fur and also rolls into a spiny ball for its defense. Eastern Long-Beaked Echidnas are insectivores, which means they eat insects. They have a long snout which plays a large part in the Echidna’s survival because of its ability to get in between hard to reach places and search for smaller bugs such as larvae and…

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    else on the planet, remarkable and impressively unique landforms and the geographical perspective and how Australia was formed is proved to be worthy of attention. Australia undoubtedly has one of the most unique environments in the world. Australia supports almost 10% of the biological diversity on Earth. Early in geological history, Australia was isolated from the rest of the world's land masses. This allowed a range of animals to initiate successful populations in Australia that were unable…

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    Polar Bears Evolution

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    advantage. Their thick hair and a layer of fats in their bodies serve the purpose of insulation. Their molar teeth are also significantly different from those of brown bears. The name polar bear was actually given because of their ability to swim. Polar bear have longer necks as compare to other bears to enable their heads to remain above the water while swimming. In the beginning they were hunting seal carcasses but gradually they started to hunt seals by waiting at the edge of water when…

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    into the tiniest of places. Its head is called a mantle and contains three hearts and other vital organs. It has eight flexible, strong legs with two rows of an equal number of suction cups on each leg. The suction cups not only grab and hold onto objects, but they also taste what it touches. Octopuses do not like to fight. When threatened, they will squirt ink to hide and make a quick escape. Like the chameleon, they can change color, to match their surroundings. The octopus has excellent…

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