Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper  Resource: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site  Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]  Go to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html  Review the information under the topics Mammals, Insects, Birds, and Echinoderms.  Select two mammals, two insects, two birds, and two echinoderms to research.  Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following points: o List and briefly describe the eight species you have selected. o What are the characteristics that classify all the species you have selected in the kingdom Animalia? o Mammals  What are two or three characteristics shared by the two mammals you selected?  What are two or three differences between the two mammals?  To what order do each of the mammal species you selected belong? Describe why they are classified under that order.  List two other species that belong to those same orders. o Insects  What are two or three characteristics shared by the two insects you selected?  What are two or three differences between the two insects?  To what order do each of the insect species you selected belong? Describe why they are classified under that order.  List two other species that belong to those same orders. o Birds  What are two or three characteristics shared by the two birds you selected?  What are two or three differences between the two birds?  To what order do each of the bird species you selected belong? Describe why they are classified under that order.  List two other species that belong to those same orders. o Echinoderms  What are two or three characteristics shared by the two echinoderms you selected?  What are two or three differences between the two echinoderms? BIO 100″�Introduction to Life Science with Lab Course Syllabus Page 23  To what order do each of the echinoderm species you selected belong? Describe why they are classified under that order.  List two other species that belong to those same orders.  Format your paper, in-text citations, and references according to APA standards.  Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

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