Assignment-Scientific Taxonomy and Earth�s Biodiversity Paper-week#7-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

Assignment-Scientific Taxonomy and Earth�s Biodiversity Paper-week#7-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

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Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper, 1 Running head: Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper Gabrielle Jeffcoat SCI230 University of Phoenix
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Assignment: Scientific Taxonomy and Earth’s Biodiversity Paper The Meadow jumping Mouse, Zapus hudsonius, is in the Rodentia order of the Dipodidae family in the mammal species. “The Meadow jumping mouse has a long tapering tail, biacolored grayish-brown above and yellowish-white below, large hind feet, and small front feet” (Mammals of Kansas Index Page, 2010). The California sea lion, Zalophus calfornianus, is in the Pinnipedia order of the Otariidae family in the mammal species. “The males California sea lion is dark grayish or chocolate brown at up to 1,000 pounds and the female California sea lion is are lighter brown at up to 250 pounds. The species has external ear flaps, large eyes, 40-to-60 whiskers, the hind flippers are shorter than the front flipper” (Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 2010). The Pinevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is in the Lepidoptera order of the Papilionidae family in the insect species. “Pinevine swallowtail in the upper surface of hindwing iridescent blue-green and the underside of hindwing with submarginal row of 7 round orange spots in iridescent blue field” (Butterflies and Moths of North America, 2010). The Paillio polyxenes in the Lepidoptera order of the Papilionidae family is in the insect family. “The Papillio polyxenes has Upper surface of wings mostly black, on inner edge of hindwing is a black spot centered in larger orange spot. The male has yellow band near edge of wings and the female has row of yellow spots with a hindwing with iridescent blue band” (Butterflies and Moths of North America, 2010). The Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, is in the Anseriformes order of the Anatidae family in bird species.” The Mallard has ridesent blue speculum on the wings in
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