Chapter 26: A Closer Look at Amniotes

Reptiles

Collection of high-quality photographs, videos, and information about reptiles

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Reptile

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Reptile

(Main Idea: Reptiles are a diverse group of amniotes.)

 

 

Crocodile Anatomy

Interactive diagram describing the anatomy of a crocodile

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/clickable-croc.html

(Main Idea: There are four modern groups of reptiles.)

 

 

Evolution of Bird Flight

Article discussing the evolution of flight in birds

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/vertebrates/flight/aves.html

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/vertebrates/flight/aves.html

(Main Ideas: Birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs. A bird’s body is specialized for flight.)

 

 

Birds

Collection of high-quality photographs, videos, and information about birds

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Bird

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Bird

(Main Idea: Birds have spread to many ecological niches.)

 

 

Bird Identifier

Online tool for identifying birds of U.S. and Canada

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/backyard-bird-identifier/

(Main Idea: Birds have spread to many ecological niches.)

 

 

Mammals

Collection of high-quality photographs, videos, and information about mammals

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Mammal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Mammal

(Main Idea: All mammals share several common characteristics.)

 

 

Hall of Mammals

Interactive article in which you can explore the groups of mammals

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/mammal.html

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/mammal.html

(Main Idea: Modern mammals are divided into three groups.)

 

Bats

Slideshow of amazing bat photographs depicting various species, many of which are endangered

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=secret-lives-of-bats

(Main Idea: Modern mammals are divided into three groups.)