Below are nine links students should find helpful while completing the animal classification unit.  Each website examines one of the nine major phyla studied in the classification unit and includes information on the animals' defining charactertics and most contain great pictures. These websites are meant to be used as study guides and are best used in conjunction with the text book and lecture notes.
Earth Life
A site to learn about Phylum Proifera - the sponges.
Tree of Life
A site to learn about Phylum Cnideria - the jellies, hydras, anemones, and coral.
Bellarmine University Bio. Dept.
A site to learn about Phylum Platyhelminthes - the planaria, flukes, and tapeworms.
Encyclopedia Earth
A site to learn about Phylum Nematoda - the roundworms, ascaris, and nematodes.
Animal Diversity
A site to learn about Phylum Annelida - the segmented worms and leeches.
Allegany County Public Schools Resources
A site to learn about Phylum Mollusca - the clams, snails, octopi, and squid.
University of WI and Madison Geoscience Dept.
A site to learn about Phylum Arthropoda - the instects, arachnids, and crustaceans.
Fossil Museum
A site to learn about Phylum Echinodermata - the seastars, urchins, and sea cucumbers.
UC - Clermont Biology Department A site to learn about Phylum Chordata - all animals with back bones
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