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chapter 1

introduction to
Small animal care
objectiveS
After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
briefly describe the history of animals on the earth.
list the important time periods in the evolution of animals.
describe the theories of how animals became domesticated.
describe the importance of the small-animal industry.
describe how organisms are classified.
compare and contrast the Linnaeus classification system and the
Woese system.

termS to know
amino acids
Amphibia
Animalia
Archaea
Aves
bacteria
binomial
nomenclature
cherts
Chordata
dealers
ecosystems
Eukarya
feral
Fungi
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invertebrates
Mammalia
mitochondrion
Monera
natural selection
notochord
nuclear envelope
nucleus
Osteichthyes
paleontologists
pariah dogs
pharyngeal
photosynthetic
organisms
placental mammals

Plantae
Protista
protozoa
Reptilia
ribonucleic acid
(RNA)
semi-feral
stromatolites
taxa
taxonomy
trinomial
nomenclature
vertebrate



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