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Any member of the group of vertebrate animals in which the young are nourished with milk from special mammary glands of the mother. In addition hair is a typical mammalian feature, although in many whales it has disappeared except in the fetal stage.
Reptiles are tetrapod vertebrates creatures that either have four limbs or, like snakes, are descended from four-limbed ancestors. Unlike amphibians, reptiles do not have an aquatic larval stage. They are col-blooded, which means they rely on heat from their surroundings to keep warm. Most reptiles lay eggs.
Amphibians are small vertebrates that need water, or a moist environment, to survive.
Amphibians also have special skin glands that produce useful proteins. Some transport water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide either into or out of the animal. Like reptiles, amphibians are cold-blooded. Because of their special skin, they require very specific living conditions. Too much sun can damage their cells. Too much wind can dry their skin and dehydrate the animal.
Animals that lives entirely in the dark parts of caves. Such creatures have become specially adapted for living in total darkness and over time they have evolved to develop enhanced senses of smell, taste and vibration detection, while losing anatomical features that are unessential without light, such as functioning eyes and pigmentation.
A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone. Vertebrates are also called Craniata, any animal of the subphylum vertebrata. They are also characterized by a muscular system consisting primarily of bilaterally paired masses and a central nervous system partly enclosed within the backbone.
An invertebrate is a cold-blooded animal with no backbone. More than 90 percent of all living animal species are invertebrates. Invertebrates are generally soft-bodied animals that lack a rigid internal skeleton for attachment of muscles but often possess a hard outer skeleton.
Meaning 'meat eater' is any animal with a diet consisting primarily of meat, whether it comes from animals living or dead.
Animals eating plants. Fungi, bacteria and protists that feed on living plants are usually termed plant pathogens. Flowering plants that obtain nutrition from other living plants are usually termed parasitic plants. .
Species that consume both plants and animals as their prime food source. They are opportunistic, general feeders not exclusively adapted to eat and digest either meat or plant material exclusively.
An Endangered Animal is an Animal that is in risk of becoming extinct.
The Endangered animals of Trinidad and Tobago are protected by the CONSERVATION OF WILD LIFE Chap 67:01 Laws of Trinidad and Tobago.
The pawi grows approximately 65 cm in length and is a black-and-white cracid. It has a large crest is blackish, edged with white, and there are large white wing patches. They are bare faced and and the legs are red. They have a thin piping voice and usually, in display, make a rattling whirr with it's wings.
Some of the animals in Trinidad and Tobago are protected by Law in an effort to prevent them from being endangered. These Protected animals are The Macjuel (boa constrictor) and The Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
Snakes do not sting , Snakes bite.
Snakes have no urinary bladder.
Snakes have sebaceous glands known as the Harderian or Harder's gland. This gland is associated with the eye and secretes an oily fluid that serves to lubricate the nictitating membrane.
In secretions of the Harder's gland contribute to saliva, thus facilitating lubrication of captured prey before swallowing.
The heart of the snake is three chambered.
The left lobe of the lungs is smaller than the right or is altogether absent.
As a snake moves, it flicks its forked tongue rapidly in and out . It is actually picking up chemical particles from the air and the ground. When the snake withdraws its tongue, it passes these particles from the air into a "smelling" organ called the Jacobson's organ.
Before the snake sheds its skin, the eyes appear milky. This is because the dead skin is separated from the living skin underneath it. Snakes shed their skin in one piece. The skin starts to peel off the head, it then turns inside out until the skin is completely separated form the rest of the snake.
Lacking teeth for crushing their food, snakes must swallow their meal whole, and since the dinner is often several times the girth of the dinner, the snakes must make some allowances for the victims different
sizes, snakes have an unusual design of their jaws, allowing them to swallow huge prey.
Constrictive snakes wind themselves around the prey tightening their coils until their prey no longer breathes.
SNAKES move in (4) Four ways:-
CONCERTINA - The Snake bunches it's body up, gripping the ground under its head. it then throws its head forward gripping with it's tail.
SERPENTINE - The Snake throws its body into sideways waves, pressing against bumps and stones in the ground.
SIDE-WINDING - A few snakes use this method for moving over sand. The Snake rapidly pushes its body to the side and gradually moves forward as he pushes itself.
TRACTION - Some snakes crawl in a straight line. They use the broad scales on the underside to drag themselves along.
Coastal zones, intertidal zones, sandy shores, rocky shores, swamps and brackish marshes, estuaries, seagrasses, and coral reefs all can be found in Chaguaramas and has influence on the Marine Life that is supports.
Marine ecosystems are vital to society as they provide services such as food security, animal feeds, and raw materials for pharmaceuticals, building materials from sand, and natural defense against dangers such as coastal erosion and floods.
Limestone (calcium carbonate CaCO3) is a type of carbonate sedimentary rock which is the main source of the material lime. It is composed mostly of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of CaCO3. Limestone forms when these minerals precipitate out of water containing dissolved calcium.
It is an organic sedimentary rock which means that it is formed by the accumulation of shell, coral, and algae, or by direct crystallization from water. The most common misconception about limestone is that it's a soft stone. In reality, limestone can range from very hard to soft.
Limestone has various uses: as a chemical feedstock for the manufacture of lime used for cement (an essential component of concrete), as aggregate for the base of roads, as white pigment or filler in products such as toothpaste or paints, as a soil conditioner, and as a popular decorative addition to rock gardens.
From dense forest to open grasslands, from coastal to swampy niches. Chaguaramas has it, just waiting to be explored by you.
Simply described as a geographic zone where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscape, work together to form a community or group of life. Ecosystems contain biotic or living, parts, as well as abiotic factors, or nonliving parts. Biotic factors include plants, animals, and other organisms.