Animals with a backbone are, by definition, vertebrates. Examples of vertebrate animals are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Animal garden pests are usually categorized as either invertebrate pests or vertebrate pests. The vertebrate animals most likely to damage plants are mammals, including hares, rabbits and rodents.
Organisms that have a brain and a spinal cord that is surrounded by a protective set of bones and cartilages called vertebrae. Some examples of Vertebrates include most mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish.
An animal that has a skeletal rod of bone or cartilage running up its back, surrounding the nerve cord. Segments of this rod are called vertebrae. All vertebrate animals belong to subphylum Vertebrata, part of phylum Chordata.
A member of the subphylum Vertebrata, a primary division of the phylum Chordata that includes fishes, amphibians, reptile, birds, and mammals, all which are characterized by a segmented bony or cartilaginous spinal column (i.e. backbone).
An animal with a backbone, or spinal column, made of interlocking units called vertebrae. This strong but flexible structure supports the body and anchors the limbs, and it also protects the nerves of the spinal cord. Vertebrates include fish, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as birds and mammals. In all vertebrates, the spinal column forms part of a complete internal skeleton. Unlike the hard external skeleton covering an insect, which is periodically shed as the insect grows, a vertebrate's internal skeleton can grow gradually along with the rest of the body. Vertebrates only make up less than 2 percent of all animal species.
Vertebrates are animals that have a backbone. The backbone consists of ring-like bones (vertebrae) that protect the soft spinal cord. Vertebrates evolved during the Cambrian period, over 500 million years ago. The first vertebrates were jawless, toothless fish (agnathans). Other vertebrates include the amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Classification: Kingdom Metazoa, Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Vertebrata.
Vertebrates are members of the subphylum Vertebrata (within the phylum Chordata), specifically, those chordates with backbones or spinal columns. About 57,739 species of vertebrates have been described. Vertebrates started to evolve about 530 million years ago during the Cambrian explosion, which is part of the Cambrian period (first known vertebrate is Myllokunmingia).