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Taxonomy - Animals - The Chordates and Vertebrates

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An 11-page reading and worksheet that covers two major topics: (1) chordates and their features and (2) the taxonomy of vertebrates, which includes their general characteristics, structure and function, unique adaptations, and 5 major groups.


Page 1-7: Reading Exercise
Reading assignment that summarizes the following topics:

- Review of the 3 domain system of classification
- Animals: An Introduction
- 2 major categories of animals (invertebrates, chordates)
- Introduction to chordates
- Taxonomy of chordates (including cladogram)
- Invertebrate chordates (tunicates, lancelets)
- Introduction to vertebrates
- Adaptations of vertebrates
- The 5 major groups of vertebrates

- 3-page summary table of all 5 major vertebrate groups and key classes with names, examples, and descriptions:
- Jawless fish
- Cartilaginous fishes
- Bony fishes (including ray-finned fishes, lobe-finned fishes, and lungfishes)
- Amphibians (including frogs, salamanders, and caecilians)
- Reptiles (including turtles, lizards and snakes, and crocodilians)
- Birds
- Mammals (including monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals)

Pages 8-9: Review Exercises
Review exercises that cover the major concepts found in the reading section. Include short answer, summary charts, and concept application questions.

Pages 10-11: Answer Key
Answer key for all review exercises.

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