Animal By Taxonomic Phylum With Samples

#$ChordataPhylum   chordates

    An instance of #$BiologicalPhylum within the #$BiologicalKingdom #$Animal, the #$ChordataPhylum contains the many chordate taxa. All chordate taxa have members who have a notochord (a flexible rod running the length of the body) at some stage of development and pharyngeal gills at some stage of development. The #$ChordataPhylum has as #$taxonMembers all the specializations of #$Vertebrate (including #$Person), as well as some non-vertebrate chordates like Amphioxus.
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    direct instance of: #$BiologicalPhylum
    direct specialization of: #$Animal 
    direct generalization of: #$Vertebrate

#$Arthropod   arthropods

    A #$BiologicalPhylum and a specialization of #$Invertebrate. Each instance of #$Arthropod is a member of a species whose members are typically chitin-armored invertebrates with jointed bodies and limbs. Specializations include #$Insect, #$Crustacean, and #$Arachnid.
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    direct instance of: #$BiologicalPhylum
    direct specialization of: #$Invertebrate 
    direct generalization of: #$Insect

#$Vertebrate   vertebrates

    An instance of #$BiologicalTaxon within the #$BiologicalPhylum #$ChordataPhylum. Each instance of #$Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone or spine made of bony or cartilaginous vertebrae, which may be separate or fused. Notable specializations of #$Vertebrate include #$Mammal, #$Reptile, #$Bird, and #$Fish.
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    direct instance of: #$BiologicalSubphylum
    direct specialization of: #$ChordataPhylum  #$HexalateralObject 
    direct generalization of: #$Reptile #$Amphibian #$Mammal #$Bird #$AirBreathingVertebrate #$Fish

#$Invertebrate   invertebrates

    A specialization of #$Poikilotherm. Each instance of #$Invertebrate is an animal that lacks a backbone. #$Invertebrate includes insects, molluscs, sea squirts, worms (in a large variety of worm phyla), and many others. Note: Although #$Invertebrate is a scientific category, it is not a standard taxon in the biological taxonomy, hence it is not an instance of #$BiologicalTaxon.
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    direct instance of: #$OrganismClassificationType
    direct specialization of: #$WildAnimal  #$Poikilotherm  #$FrontAndBackSidedObject 
    direct generalization of: #$Arthropod

#$Insect   insects

    An instance of #$BiologicalClass, and a specialization of #$Arthropod. Each instance of #$Insect is an arthropod whose body is segmented into thirds, with three pairs of legs, a pair of antennae, and sometimes two pairs of wings. Specializations of #$Insect include #$Bee, #$Ant, and #$Butterfly.
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    direct instance of: #$BiologicalClass
    direct specialization of: #$Vermin  #$Arthropod