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Vertebrates

Vertebrates

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VertebratesVertebrates
 
 
 The animals called vertebrates The animals called vertebrates
Get their name from vertebrae, the seriesGet their name from vertebrae, the seriesof bones that make up the backboneof bones that make up the backbone
 There are approximately 52,000 There are approximately 52,000species of vertebratesspecies of vertebrates
 They include the largest organisms ever They include the largest organisms everto live on the Earthto live on the Earth
 
 
PhylogenPhylogeny of y of ChordateChordatess
ChordatesCraniatesVertebratesGnathostomesOsteichthyansLobe-finsTetrapodsAmniotes
MilkAmniotic eggLegsLobed finsLungs or lung derivativesJaws, mineralized skeletonVertebral columnHeadBrainNotochord
Ancestral deuterostome
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