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Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Classification system

Classification Systems Definition In life, many things are classified, that is, to put into categories or groups based on... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Chondrichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic class comprised of cartilaginous fish Supplement Chondrichthyes is taxonomic superclass of... Read More

Cephalochordate

Definition noun, plural: cephalochordates Any of the small, elongated, segmented, fish-like chordates that belong to the... Read More

Agnathan

Definition noun, plural: agnathans Any of the jawless fish species belonging to the taxonomic superclass Agnatha of the... Read More

Osteichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic superclass of a diverse group of fish that have skeletons composed primarily of bone... Read More

Class

Our earth is home to diverse groups of organisms. These living things exist in the ecosystem. Dating back to the ancient... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Flying fish

A flying fish is a fish distinguished by the ability to leap from the water and seem to fly over a considerable distance... Read More

Primate

Definition noun, plural: primates Any of a group of placental mammals, particularly the prosimians and the... Read More

Metamerism

Metamerism Definition Metamerism is the repetition of homologous body segments. This type of development can be seen in the... Read More

Sarcopterygian

Definition noun, plural: Actinopterygians Any of a group of Osteichthyes characterized primarily by their lobed... Read More

Actinopterygian

Definition noun, plural: Actinopterygians Any of a group of Osteichthyes characterized by possessing lepidotrichia (i.e. fin... Read More

Taxon

Definition noun, plural: taxa (taxonomy) (1) Any group or rank in a biological classification into which related... Read More

Mammal

Definition noun, plural: mammals Any of the endothermic vertebrates belonging to class Mammalia, which are identifiable by... Read More

Tunicate

Definition noun, plural: tunicates Any of the sessile marine chordates of the subphylum Tunicata Supplement Chordates... Read More

Mammalia

Definition noun, plural: mammals A taxonomic class that includes all mammals Supplement Mammalia is a taxonomic class of... Read More

Strepsirrhine

Definition noun, plural: strepsirrhines Any of the wet-nosed primates characterized mainly by having... Read More

Haplorrhine

Definition noun, plural: haplorrhines Any of the primates characterized mainly by being dry-nosed because of a lack of a... Read More

Old World monkey

Definition noun, plural: Old World monkeys Any of the primates that belong to the family Cercopithecidae of the suborder... Read More

Philippine tarsier

Definition noun, plural: Philippine tarsiers A tarsier species endemic to the islands of the Philippines Supplement Tarsiers... Read More

Lesser ape

Definition noun, plural: lesser apes Any of the apes of the family Hylobatidae (gibbons) characterized by being relatively... Read More

Great ape

Definition noun, plural: great apes Any of the apes belonging to the family Hominidae, such as chimpanzees, gorillas,... Read More

Tuatara

Definition noun, plural: tuatara or tuataras A nocturnal lizard-like reptile of the genus Sphenodon that is native to New... Read More

European lancelet

Definition noun, plural: European lancelets A lancelet species of the genus Branchiostoma and is commonly used as a model... Read More

Simian

Definition noun, plural: simians Any of the placental primates, particularly hominins, apes and... Read More

Sphenodon guntheri

Definition The tuatara species of the genus Sphenodon that inhabits one small island of New Zealand, i.e. Brothers... Read More

Pantherinae

Definition noun A taxonomic subfamily belonging to the family Felidae, and includes the genera Panthera and... Read More

Felinae

Definition noun A taxonomic subfamily belonging to the family Felidae, and includes the genera Acinonyx, Caracal, Catopuma,... Read More

Domestic cat

Definition noun, plural: domestic cats A small domesticated Felis species, e.g. F. domestica or F. catus Supplement The... Read More

Chameleon

Definition noun, plural: chameleons A reptile of the family Chamaeleonidae that is known largely for its ability to change... Read More

Euphlyctis hexadactylus

Definition noun A species belonging to the taxonomic family Dicroglossidae of the order Anura, and commonly called the green... Read More

Tetrodon

Definition noun, plural: tetrodons Any of the species belonging to the genus Tetraodon of puffer fish... Read More

Brown bear

Brown Bear Definition The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear species. In North America, brown bears are often... Read More

giant panda

Giant Panda Definition The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is a bear species that has a round head, a stocky body with... Read More

Catarrhine

Definition noun, plural: catarrhines Any of the primates belonging to the parvorder Catarrhini, characterized by having the... Read More

Human

Human Definition A human is a bipedal hominin characterized by having a higher and vertical forehead compared with earlier... Read More