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What is a vertebrate?

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A vertebrate is an animal that does have a backbone or spine. Examples can include fish, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Here are some examples of invertebrates from the Field Museum’s collections!

Penguin Skeleton

Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. Look at this penguin skeleton. Can you identify the spine? Does this spine look similar or different from your own spine?

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