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Insects are small animals that have six jointed ______________________ and three body parts (the ______________________, the thorax, and the abdomen). Many insects can fly; flying insects have one or two pairs of ______________________. Some flying insects include butterflies, ______________________, dragonflies, flies, and mosquitos. Some non-flying insects include springtails, fleas, and lice.
Fish are swimming animals that have scales and fins. Fish breathe oxygen that is dissolved in the water using ______________________. Most fish have bony skeletons, but some, like sharks and ______________________, have only cartilage.
Amphibians are animals that begin their life in the water, breathing with gills. As they grow, they breathe air using lungs, and many move to the land. Some amphibians include frogs, ______________________, salamanders, and newts.
Reptiles are cold-blooded animals with scales. Some reptiles are: the dinosaurs, lizards, crocodilians, and ______________________.
Birds are animals that have ______________________, wings, a beak, hollow ______________________, and an efficient, one-way breathing system. Most birds can ______________________, but some cannot. The biggest bird (and the fastest-running bird) is the ______________________, a flightless bird. The smallest bird is a type of ______________________ that is only as big as a moth.
Mammals are warm-blooded animals that nourish their young (using mammary glands) and have ______________________. Most mammals give birth to live young, but a few primitive mammals (like the duck-billed platypus) lay ______________________. Some examples of mammals are whales, bats, cats, dogs, horses, and ______________________.
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