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Chapter 11: Understanding Biodiversity: Animals: Mammals

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Class Mammalia

  • Loxodonta africana (African Elephant)
  • Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala)
  • Ovis canadensis nelsoni (Desert Bighorn Sheep)
  • Canis latrans (Coyote)
  • Delphinus delphis (Common Dolphin)
  • Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)
  • Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)
  • Felis rufus (Bobcat)
  • Mirounga angustirostris (Elephant Seal)
  • Otospermophilus beecheyi (California Ground Squirrel)
  • Peromyscus californicus (California Mouse)
  • Procyon lotor (Raccoon)
  • Puma concolor (Mountain Lion)
  • Sylvilagus audubonii (Audubon Cottontail Rabbit)

Class Aves

  • Asio otus (Long-eared Owl)
  • Archilochus alexandri (Back Chinned Hummingbird)
  • Buteo jamaicensis (Red Tailed Hawk)
  • Calypte anna (Anna's Hummingbird)
  • Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)
  • Couvs branchyrhynchos (American Crow)
  • Falco Peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)
  • Geococcyx californianus (Roadrunner)
  • Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)
  • Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)
  • Mimus polyglottos (Mockingbird)
  • Phainopepla nitens (Phainopepla or Black Cardinal)
  • Rynchops niger (Black Skimmer)

Class Reptilia

  • Crotalus ruber (Red Diamond Rattlesnake)
  • Lampropeltis getulus californiae (California King Snake)

Class Amphibia

Class Actinopterygii

  • Leuresthes tenuis (California Grunion)

Invertebrates

  • Asterina miniata (Bat Star Starfish)
  • Bothriocyrtum californicum (Trapdoor Spider)
  • Danaus plexippus (Monarch Butterfly)
  • Hylephila phyleus (Fiery Skipper)
  • Maevia inclemens (Dimorphic Jumping Spider)
  • Pepsis thisbe (Tarantula Hawk Wasp)
  • Vespula pensylvanica (Yellow Jacket Wasp)

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Difficulty Level:
At Grade
Subjects:
Grades:
6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12
Date Created:
Feb 23, 2012
Last Modified:
Jan 14, 2016
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