FOSSILS SPECIMEN: MAMMALS

Fossils are defined as any evidence of prehistoric life. There are two types of fossils: Body Fossils include remains of skeletal bones, shell, carapace, test and teeth. Trace Fossils are clues the organism existed such as foot prints, tracks, burrows and coprolites (fossil dung).

Domain: Eukarya РKingdom: Animalia РPhylum: Chordata РClade: Reptiliomorpha РClade: Amniota РClade: Synapsida РClade: Mammaliaformes РClass: Mammalia

Upper Triassic to Holocene

Xenarthra

Sloths, Armadillos, Anteaters

Carnivorans

Dogs, Cats, Bears

Cetaceans

Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises

Primates

Lemurs, Monkeys, Apes

Artiodactyla

Bison, Camels, Deer

Perissodactyla

Horses, Rhinos, Tapirs

Proboscids

Mastodon, Mammoths, Elephants

Sirenia

Sea-cow s and Manatees

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