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ALL ABOUT MAMMALS!

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Introduction to Mammals Groups of Mammals Ice Age Mammals Mammalian Evolution Classification Mammal Index Activities and Worksheets
Classification of Mammals

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Animalia
Chordata
Mammalia

There are about 5,000 species of living mammals. They are divided into three subclasses and about 26 orders (there is no consensus among biologists). Unlike other animals, mammals have body hair, have 3 middle ear bones (the malleus, incus, and stapes), and nourish their young with milk that females produce in modified sweat glands that are called mammary glands.

Major Orders of Mammals:



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