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Vertebrata - Vertebrates


 Kingdom: Animalia
 Subphylum: Vertebrata

Red-tailed HawkAll vertebrates have a vertebral column. The vertebral column, or backbone, surrounds and protects the nerve cord.

Vertebrates also have a well-developed brain, a pair of eyes, a circulatory system with a heart, a pharynx, and a mouth with muscles!

Humans, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish are all vertebrates. There are seven living classes of vertebrates.


  Vertebrate Classes

arrow Agnatha (Jawless Fish)
ArroArroww Aves (Birds)
Arrow Amphibia (Amphibians)
arrow Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks, Skates)

arrow Mammalia (Mammals)
arrow Osteichthyes (Bony Fish)
arrow Reptilia (Reptiles)