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noun as in animal

noun as in mammal

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Indigenous lands in Canada, Brazil and Australia had similar, or slightly higher, levels of vertebrate diversity than non-Indigenous protected areas in the same countries.

“I don´t know of papers that have reported on traps built by spiders specifically for capturing vertebrates.”

Converting these largely natural habitats, collectively about the size of India, would squeeze more than 17,000 vertebrate species from some of their lands, researchers report December 21 in Nature Sustainability.

The researchers analyzed 14,000 vertebrate populations across the world and found that previously accepted worldwide declines in wildlife could be attributed to a few outlier populations.

Additionally, the group of biologists from the Natural History Museum in London found that frogs have the biggest eyes of any vertebrate animal in relation to their body size.

Then in the Cambrian era, around 570 million years ago, recognizably complex animal life evolved, including vertebrate ancestors.

Some 28 percent of the vertebrate species red-listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature live there.

It's so typical of everything we've seen of this semi-vertebrate.

Two other structures common to most of the vertebrate animals exist in man, though they render him little or no service.

It is a plantigrade circumflex vertebrate bacterium that hasnt any wings and is uncertain.

Plantigrade circumflex vertebrate bacterium that hasnt any wings and is uncertain.

The vertebrate animals deserve more of our attention than other forms of life because man himself is a vertebrate.

The illustration here given shows the effect of nicotine upon a fish, one of the vertebrate animals.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vertebrate, such as: beast, creature, pet, being, brute, and critter.

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