Comprising all chordate animals with a vertebral column, a skull, a skeleton of cartilage and/or bone. Furthermore, vertebrates are characterized by thepresence of a skin consisting of an epidermis and a dermis, and the possession of a specialized heart, kidney, liver, and pancreas. Vertebrates comprise the most conspicuous animals on earth, among which the largest living organism, the Blue Whale.
Kingdom Animalia Subphylum Vertebrata
Scientific synonyms and common names
Ribeiro, A. de M. 1919. A Fauna Vertebrada da Ilha da Trindade. Archos Mus. nac. Rio de J., 22: 171-193, 6 pl.
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