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Can you name the phyla, subphyla and classes of animals?
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Name the major animal clades in a college firstyear organismal biology course. Clades are listed (more or less) in phylogenetic order. Beware: SPELLING COUNTS!!!
Elements by Penultimate Letter
sponges are in Phylum…
they have no true tissues!
corals are in Phylum…
so are jellyfish and corals!
comb jellies are in Phylum…
they use glue on their tentacles to capture prey!
flukes are in Phylum…
this phylum also includes tapeworms and planaria!
bdelloid rotifers are in Phylum…
most rotifers use sex, but not the bdelloids
polychaetes are in Phylum…
this phylum also includes earthworms and leeches!
Drosophila melanogaster is in Phylum…
This species is also known as the fruit fly, a model organism for science!
Caenorhabditis elegans is in Phylum...
This species is a model organism of the nematodes!
squid are in Phylum…
So are the snails, mussels and cuttlefish
clams are in Class…
This is a class in the phylum Mollusca
octopus are in Class…
Octopuses may be the smartest invertebrate alive!
snails are in Class…
Snails without shells are called nudibranchs - they are marine molluscs
shrimp are in Phylum…
This phylum is defined by their jointed legs and chitinous exoskeleton.
crabs are in Subphylum…
Other crustaceans includes lobsters, crayfish and shrimp!
spiders are in Subphylum…
So are the extinct trilobites!
beetles are in Class…
In fact, they are the most speciose order of animals in the world!
sea cucumbers are in Phylum…
This phylum also includes sea stars and crinoids
Humans are in Phylum…
Don't confuse the phylum and subphylum!
cobras and boa constrictors are in Subphylum…
Not all chordates have backbones, only members of Vertebrata do!
hagfishes are _____ fishes
Other famous jawless fishes are the parasitic lampreys
goldfish are in Class…
So are all other ray-finned fishes, incl. tunas, walleyes and perch!
rays are in Class…
Skates and sharks belong to this class too!
velociraptors are in Class…
frogs are in Class…
Salamanders are also in this class.
chickens are in Class…
All birds have wings, but some have lost the ability to fly!
cows are in Class…
And you are also a member of this class.
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