10.2: Vertebrate Characteristics Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 % Progress MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress % % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English TermDefinition amniotic egg A shelled egg that can be laid on land; prevents embryo from drying out. cranium Protective brain case; also called the skull. mammary gland Milk-producing gland of female mammals. vertebral column Bony support structure that runs along the back of a vertebrate animal; also called the backbone. vertebrate Animal with backbone; these include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Covers classification and characteristics of vertebrates. Learning Objectives None Related Materials Vertebrates - Advanced Vertebrate Characteristics Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Jessica Harwood Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Contributors: Doris Kraus, Ph.D. Niamh Gray-Wilson Jean Brainard, Ph.D. Sarah Johnson Jane Willan Corliss Karasov Editors: Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Tags: cranium SCI.BIO.831.L.2 SCI.LSC.831.L.1 (2 more) vertebral column vertebrates Subjects: science Life Science Concept Nodes: SCI.LSC.831 (Vertebrate Characteristics) Grades: 7 , 8 Date Created: Nov 29, 2012 Last Modified: Aug 30, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.