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Characteristics of Mammals
Two characteristics that distinguish members of class Mammalia from other vertebrate animals are
hair and mammary glands
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Kidneys excrete or retain the proper amount of water in bodily fluids.
Enables mammals to live in extreme environments
They regulate their body temperature by metabolic means
Insectivores: eat insects and small invertebrates
Herbivores: feed on vegetation
Carnivores: mostly feed on herbivores
Omnivores: feed in both pants and animals
Mammals cannot digest cellulose, a component of plant cell walls.
Some herbivores have bacteria in their gut that break down cellulose.
Teeth reveal the life habits of a mammal.
Carnivores use canines to stab and premolars to slice and shear meat.
Incisors of insectivores are long and curved, functioning as pincers in seizing insect prey.
Incisors : write the definition+ add pictures and function
Hair is made of a fibrous protein called keratin.
Mammary glands produce and secrete milk that nourishes developing young.