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Mammalia

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Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Chordata
Class:Mammalia

Description

This is a class of vertebrates with mammary glands, and usually with hair and four limbs. The majority of mammals are live-bearing, and their young are nourished by milk produced by the female parent’s mammary glands.

In Singapore, 97 mammal species have been recorded, but due to habitat loss and hunting, many large species, such as the Malayan Tiger and Malayan Tapir, have gone extinct. With limited and fragmented habitats in Singapore, a large proportion of native mammals are threatened, and many of the larger species such as the Banded Leaf Monkey are listed as critically endangered. As of 2010, at least 59 species of mammals still exist, with most groups including the bats, primates, carnivorans and mousedeer restricted to the nature reserves and wooded areas. Marine mammals, such as dolphins and dugong also occur in the waters surrounding Singapore. Some mammals have adapted to the urban environment, such as a few species of rodents which live in association with man.

Artiodactyla comprises an order of large, terrestrial mammals include many familiar groups including pigs, deer, sheep, …
A diverse order of mammals that primarily eats meat, with the exception of some species, which are herbivores. Many have…
This is an order of mammals with large eyes, pointed muzzles and soft, mottled rufous or grey fur. They are capable of g…
Mammals in this order have a distinctive hard scale-covered body, short legs, tapering snout and long partially prehensi…
An order of mammals that include the monkeys, apes, lorises and lemurs.
This is an order of mammals characterised by a pair of chisel-like incisor teeth at the front of their upper and lower j…
An order of mammals called Treeshrews.
   
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