Vertebratesare animals that have:

  1. A spine: the main function of the spine is to protect the spinal cord.

  2. An internal skeleton: the main functions of the internal skeleton are support the body and protect the organs.


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SPINE


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INTERNAL SKELETON


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SPINAL CORD

Vertebrates can be classified into 5 groups:

  1. Mammals.

  2. Birds.

  3. Fish.

  4. Amphibians.

  5. Reptiles.



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MAMMALS


VERTEBRATES

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BIRDS
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REPTILES
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AMPHIBIANS
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FISH


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