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Biology / Classification of Animals

Biology / Classification of Animals

The biological world is enormously diverse. There has to be an approach that enables us to get an idea of a group of organisms by studying a particular type. Living beings are classified as plants and animals.
Classification - the process of grouping similar things into groups or categories on the basis of similarities and differences.
Classification of Animal Kingdom in order of their increasing complexity. It is classified as :
• Phylum Porifera(porus = pore, ferre = to bear, porous animals = the sponges)
• Phylum Cinadaria (knide = nettle or stoing cell)
• Phylum Platyhelminthes (platys = flat, helminthes = worms)
• Phylum Nematoda(nema = thread, helmin = worm)
• Phylum Annelida( annulus = ring, eidos = form)
• Phylum Arthropoda (arthon = joint, podoa = foot)
• Phylum Mollusca(molluscus = soft)
• Phylum Echinodermata( echinus + spine, derma = covering/skin)
• Phylum Protochordata(protos = first, chordata = notochord)
• Phylum vertebrata( animals with backbone)
Classification of vertebrates :
1. Class Pisces(fishes)
2. Class Amphibia(amphi = both bios = (life)
3.Class Reptilia(reptare = to creep)
4.ClassAves(avis = bird)
5.Class Mammalia(mamma = breast)

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