Vertebrates

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Vertebrates by Mind Map: Vertebrates

1. Characteristics

1.1. Have Backbones

1.2. Have Spinal Cord

1.3. Have an INTERNAL skeleton

1.4. Are the most complex type of animals

2. Structure

2.1. Have a skeleton which protects the main organs and give the animal shape

2.2. Skeleton is different depending on the type of animal

3. Adaptations

3.1. They can have gills,like fishes do

3.2. They can have sharp bones like most carnivores do

3.3. Can have different shapes because of the spinal cord or the bones

4. Function

4.1. All animals have a niche so vertebrates have them depending on where they live and what are they.

5. Importance

5.1. Their Spinal cord is important because it protects a nerve they have at their back

5.2. The bones also give the animal's shape