Animal Kingdom – Solutions
1.What are the difficulties that you would face in classification of
animals, if common fundamental features are not taken into account?
There are millions of animal species in this universe that show great variation. For the purpose of classification, various common fundamental characters are taken into account. This helps in grouping and organizing them effectively, to be picked when required for the purpose of study.
If common fundamental features were not considered, the:
• The picture of all life forms of animals at a glance could be not projected.
• The inter-relationship among different animals could not be traced.
• The development of other animal species could not be recognised, and
hence, evolution could not be traced accurately.
2. If you are given a specimen, what are the steps that you would follow to
To classify a given specimen, it first needs to be identified up to the phylum level.