Bio 100 week 7 assignment taxonomy and biodiversity paper

Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper

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Resource: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site

 

 Due Date: Day 7 [post as an attachment to the Assignments section]

 

 Go to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Web site at edu/site/index.html”>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?

 

 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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