Research Paper: Taxonomic Categories

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Taxonomic Categories

There are 9 animals in nine different Phyla. Be sure to look at every page.

Animal

Phylum

Dichotomous Key (steps)

Classification

Cnidaria

Organism is multicellular

Does it have exo or endo skeleton? NO

Is organism asymmetrical (sponge). NO

Is organism transparent? YES

It is jelly fish.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Cnidaria

Subphylum: Medusozoa

Mollusca

Does it have endo-skeleton or exo-skeleton? EXO

Does it have Shell? YES.

Does it have foot? YES.

It is a snail

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Gastropoda

Annelida

Does it have any skeleton? NO

Found on land? YES?

Does it have symmetrical smooth body? YES

Does it have a segmented body? YES

It is an earthworm

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Annelida

Subphylum:

Oligochaeta

Arthropoda

Terrestrial or non-terrestrial? TERRESTRIAL

Flies or crawls or walk? FLIES

Has fur and spinal cord? NO

Has antenna? YES

5) Has hind wing? YES

6) it is a butterfly

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Porifera

1) Terrestrial or non-terrestrial? NON-TERRESTRIAL

2) Has endo or exo skeleton? EXO

3) Body symmetrical? NO

4) it is a sponge

Kingdom: Animalia

Subkingdom: Parazoa Phylum: Porifera

Echinodermata

1) Terrestrial or non-terrestrial? NON-TERRESTRIAL

2) Has endo or exo skeleton? EXO

3) Body is symmetrical? YES RADIAL

4) Does it have feet? Yes

5) Body smooth or spiny? SPINY

6) it is a star fish.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Echinodermata

Subphylum:

Asterozoa

Class: Asteroidea

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Chordata

1) Multicellular hence it is either plant or animal

2) Lacks chlorophyll hence it is animal

3) Has skeleton hence Chordata

4) Has feathers and flies hence it is aves

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

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Image Rights: Allen G.

Collins and the UC Museum of Paleontology

Platyhelminthes

1) Does it have a skeleton? NO

2) Is the body symmetrical? YES

3) Is the round or cylinder like? NO

4) Found on land or water? POND WATER

5) Can it see? YES

6) it is a lukeworm

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Platyhelminthes

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Image Rights: Courtesy of University of Minnesota

Nematoda

1) Has skeleton? NO

2) Found on land? YES

3) Body round? YES

4) Body smooth? YES

5) Body is segmented? NO

6) it is a… [END OF PREVIEW]

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