Mammoth Memory

Vertebrates – five sub-groups

The way to remember the five sub-groups of vertebrates is to think of the different types of skin coverings.

Thinking of:

Fur

Feathers

Dry scales

Wet scales

Moist skin

brings to mind the different sub-categories:

Fur = mammal

A picture showing fur belongs to the sub category mammals as one of the five

Feathers = bird

 A picture showing feathers belongs to the sub category birds as one of the five

Dry scales = reptile

A picture showing dry scales belongs to the sub category reptiles as one of the five

Wet scales = fish

A picture showing wet scales belongs to the sub category fish as one of the five

Moist skin = amphibian

A picture showing moist skin belongs to the sub category amphibians as one of the five

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