Vertebrates Study Guide

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Vertebrates and Invertebrates Study Guide
Test: Tuesday, November 11th
1. Animals with _______backbones___ are called
vertebrates.
2. Animals that do not have backbones are called
_______Invertebrates______.
3. List the five groups of vertebrates:
Mammals
Birds
Amphibians
Reptiles
Fish
4. List the five characteristics of animals.
Eat other organisms
Multi celled
True nucleus in cells
Move about
Digest their food
5. ____Fish______ use fins for swimming, gills for
breathing, have scales, and are coldblooded.
6. _______Amphibians________ have moist, smooth
skins; live in water part of their lives and on land the
other part.
7. _________Reptiles_______ are coldblooded, land
animals that lay eggs.
8. ______Birds_______ are warmblooded, have wings
and feathers, have hollow legs, have beaks, and lay
hard shelled eggs.
9. _______Mammals_____ are warmblooded, produce
milk, have hair or fur, and have complex brains.
10.
The word Amphibian means __double life____.
11.
_Lizards____and ____snakes____ are the largest
group of reptiles.
12.
Marsupials are ____mammals__ that carry their
young in a pouch.
13.
___ Insects ____, __Mollusks_______,
_crustaceans___, and __Arachnids__ are the four
main groups of invertebrates.
14.
Endothermic means an animal that is
__warmblooded_______.
15.
An exoskeleton is a skeleton on the _____on the
outside_ of the body.
16.
An endoskeleton is a skeleton on the
__inside____ of the body.
17.
____Molting____ is the shedding of the
exoskeleton.
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