Sunday, October 16, 2011

Is a cat a mammal?

Yes, a cat is a mammal. It is classified as being in the class mammalia and in the order of carnivora.

This is the full classification:

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Felis
Species: F. catus

Mammals are classified as mammals because they are a group of animals that breath air, have backbones, possess hair and have mammary glands for feeding young.

Associated: How do you pronounce "Felidae".

No comments:

Search This Blog