Biodiversity in Mammals

Land Semi Aquatic Aquatic

An interactive website By: Colin and Patrick

What are Mammals?

Mammals are warm-blooded animals that is distinguished by the hair or fur, and the birth of live young.

Fun Fact: Bowhead whales can live over 200 years making them the longest living mammal.

Bow Head Whale

There are over 5400 different species of Mammals!

Within the Mammal class, there are 3 different sub-classes. Mammals have evolved to fit perfectly into a niche in almost every ecosystem on Earth.

Fun Fact: The Naked mole rat is a strange looking mammal that spends its life in underground burrow systems beneath East Africa’s drier tropical grasslands. An extremely social creature, mole rats live in colonies and can live for up to 28 years.

Naked Mole Rat

Mammals share the title of vertebrate with many other animal kingdoms

Diversity In Mammals

Allthough they are all from the same kingdom, mammals are quite diverse

Species Type Unique Feature
de Brazza’s Monkey (Cercopithecus Neglectus) Chimpanzee (Land) This ape is extremely intelligent and has even learned sign-language
Kinkajou (Potos Flavus) Honey Bear (Land) Has a ridiculously long tongue that is primarily used to feed on the nectar of bee hives
Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella Brevirostris) Dolphin (Aquatic) Has a flat face and very pointy nose, looks like a thumb
Queensland Tube-Nosed Bat (Nyctimene Robinsoni) Fruit Bat (Land) Has an oddly shaped nose, used to create an exceptional mapping of its surroundings