Vertebrate Dichotomous Key
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Vertebrate Dichotomous Key

Vertebrate

Does it have fur?

Does it have feathers?

Mammal

Does it have dry skin?

Reptile

Bird

Does it have scales?

Fish

Amphibian

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Dichotomous Key for Animals

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publish time: 2021-02-26
Lisa Anderson

A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone. In this example, vertebrates are classified based on a series of visible characteristics. If it has fur, then it is classified as a mammal else they are grouped based on feathers. If it has feathers, then it is classified as a bird else they are grouped based on dry skin. If it has dry skin, then it is classified as a Reptile else divide the group based on scales. If it has scales, it is classified under fishes else classified under Amphibians.

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