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Animal Diversity Web - http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu

chimpanzee

Part A: Click on "Mammals"

1. What three characteristics do mammals have that no other animals has?
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2. Name three functions of mammalian hair:
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3. (Physical Description)

Mammals are characterized by their highly differentiated ___________________.
The lower jaw of a mammal is made of a _____________________ bone.
Mammals have __________ chambered hearts.

4. (Development) What are the three major groups of mammals?
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5.(Reproduction) What percentage of mammals are monogamous? What does it mean to be monogamous? ________________________________________________

6. (Communication and Perception) Describe one way that mammals communicate with each other.
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Part B: Click on Members of this Class at the top of the page. You will be investigating a few major groups of mammals. Pick a subclass or order and fill out the table based on the information listed on the site. Note that the page has reference icons to help you.

icon Information / Pictures / Specimens / Sounds

Order, Suborder or Infraclass Family Types of Animals Interesting Fact, or What makes this group distinct? Habitat