Vertebrata


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Noun1.Vertebrata - fishesVertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
fish family - any of various families of fish
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Chordata, phylum Chordata - comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
Amniota - higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development
Agnatha, superclass Agnatha - superclass of eel-shaped chordates lacking jaws and pelvic fins: lampreys; hagfishes; some extinct forms
Gnathostomata, superclass Gnathostomata - comprising all vertebrates with upper and lower jaws
class Placodermi, Placodermi - extinct group of bony-plated fishes with primitive jaws
Chondrichthyes, class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
bird genus - a genus of birds
amphibia, class Amphibia - the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians
amphibian family - any family of amphibians
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
reptile family - a family of reptiles
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
class Reptilia, Reptilia - class of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates; once the dominant land animals
class Mammalia, Mammalia - warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female
mammal family - a family of mammals
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Pisces - a group of vertebrates comprising both cartilaginous and bony fishes and sometimes including the jawless vertebrates; not used technically
class Osteichthyes, Osteichthyes - a class of fish having a skeleton composed of bone in addition to cartilage
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
References in classic literature ?
I believe in the existence of a mammal power fully organised, belonging to the branch of vertebrata, like the whales, the cachalots, or the dolphins, and furnished with a horn of defence of great penetrating power.
Amongst existing Vertebrata, we find but a small amount of gradation in the structure of the eye, and from fossil species we can learn nothing on this head.
The observed benefits are in paradox with the fact that genes for alternative enzymes were lost independently, early in the evolution of both Vertebrata and Arthropoda.
A) The JASPAR CORE Vertebrata server was used to search a 3,500-bp region around the transcriptional start site of annotated genes, and antagonistically regulated genes were compared with 100 genes from the microarray platform that were not significantly regulated by Dex or Gen.
On the application of the laws of evolution to the arrangement of the Vertebrata, and more particularly of the Mammalia.