Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (General) 11th
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Animal Classification

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  • Phylum: Porifera (Pori-pores; Feron-bearing)
  • Phylum: Cnidaria
  • Phylum: Ctenophora
  • Phylum: Platyhelminthes (platy -flat, helminth -worms)
  • Phylum: Aschelminthes (ascus-sac, helminth-worm) / Nemathelminthes (NEMA-thread)
  • Phylum: Annelida (Annulus: Ring)  
  • Phylum: Arthropoda (Atheros: Joint, Podos: leg)
  • Phylum: Mollusca (Mollis: soft)
  • Phylum: Echinodermata (Echinus - Spines, derma - skin)
  • Phylum: Hemichordata (Hemi: Half, Chordata: Rod)
  • Phylum: Chordata
    a) Subphylum: Urochordata or Tunicata
    b) Subphylum: Cephalochordata
    c) Subphylum: Vertebrata -
    1. Division: A Gnathostomata
    2. Division: Gnathostomata
    i) Superclass: Pisces
    - Class Chondrichthyes: (chondron: cartilage, ichthyes: fish)
    - Class: Osteichthyes (Osteon: bone, ichthyes: fish) 
    ii) Superclass: Tetrapod
    - Class: Amphibia (Amphi: both, bias: life)
    - Class: Reptilia (Repere: to creep or to crawl)
    - Class: Aves (Avis: bird)
    - Class: Mammalia (mammae: breasts, nipples)
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