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Mammalia
[1]

Tiger.

Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia

Mammalia is a class from the Chordata phylum.

CharacteristicsEdit

Mammals are air-breathing vertebrate animals characterised by the possession of endothermy, hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands functional in mothers with young. Most mammals also possess sweat glands and specialised teeth. The largest group of mammals, the placentals, have a placenta which feeds the offspring during gestation. The mammalian brain, with its characteristic neocortex, regulates endothermic and circulatory systems, the latter featuring red blood cells lacking nuclei, and a four-chambered heart.

OrdersEdit

Image Name
[2] Artiodactyla
Hoofed animals with an even number of toes include those that ruminate, or digest their food in four-chamber stomachs and chew cuds, and those that do not ruminate.
[3] Carnivora
They are primarily terrestrial and usually have strong sharp claws, with never fewer than four toes on each foot, and well-developed, prominent canine teeth, cheek teeth that generally have cutting edges.
[4] Cetacea
Their body is fusiform (spindle-shaped). The forelimbs are modified into flippers. The tiny hindlimbs are vestigial; they do not attach to the backbone and are hidden within the body. The tail has horizontal flukes. Cetaceans are nearly hairless, and are insulated from the cooler water they inhabit by a thick layer of blubber.
[5] Chiroptera
Mammals whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.
[6] Cingulata
Armadillos, mammals with a shell and lives in the americas
[7] Dermoptera
Colugos are fairly large for a tree-dwelling mammal: at about 35 to 40 centimetres in length and 1 to 2 kilograms in weight, they are comparable to a medium-sized possum or a very large squirrel. They have moderately long, slender limbs of equal length front and rear, a medium-length tail, and a relatively light build. The head is small, with large, front-focused eyes for excellent binocular vision, and small, rounded ears.
[8] Diprotodontia
There are two key anatomical features that, in combination, identify diprotodontia. Members of the order are, first, diprotodont (meaning "two front teeth"): they have a pair of large, procumbent incisors on the lower jaw, a common feature of many early groups of mammals and mammaliforms. The diprotodont jaw is short, usually with three pairs of upper incisors (wombats, like rodents have only one pair), and no lower canines.
[9] Hyracoidea
Hyraxes, mammals that are native to Africa and Asia and live in trees and rocky areas, and are the cloesest relatives to the elephant.
[10] Lagomorpha
Rabbits,Hares, and Pikas Mammals related to rodents Rabbits and hares have long eares, while pikas have short ears.
[11] Monotremata
All mammals that lay eggs.
[12] Perissodactyla
An odd-toed ungulate is a mammal with hooves that feature an odd number of toes.
[13] Pilosa
Anteaters, mammals with long snouts and tounges that are native to South America.
[14] Primates
Mammals with thumbs,
[15] Proboscidea
Elephants, Mammoths, and Mastodons.
[16] Rodentia
All mammals with large gnawing teeth. Live in every continent except Antarctica.
[17] Sirenia
Sea Cows, marine mammals from Australia, Carribean and Africa.
[18] Soricomorpha
All species of shrews and moles They live in every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
[19] Tubulidentata
Aardvark a pig like creature from African that feeds on termites.

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