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The Animal Kingdom


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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • List the main groups of the Kingdom Animalia.
  • List the subgroups of invertebrates.
  • List the subgroups of primitive chordates.
  • List the subgroups of vertebrates.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What characteristics make primitive chordates unique?

~ Primitive chordates have a dorsal nerve chord for part of their lives and a primitive rod shaped structure known as a notochord. They provide vital clues about the evolution of vertebrates from invertebrates.

What are the five subgroups of vertebrates?

~ The five subgroups of vertebrates include birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.

Which of the three main classification groups of animals is the largest?

~ The invertebrate group is the largest of the three main animal classifications. Ninety-five percent of all animals are invertebrates.

Squid, snails, and worms belong in which animal group?

~ Squid, snails, and worms are all examples of invertebrates.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define acraniate, amphibian, and animal.
Course Biology
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary acraniate, amphibian, animal