December 19, 2009

Question: And what do modern scientists classify a mammal as?

36.  Mammals are any of various warm-blooded vertebrate animals of the class Mammalia, including human beings, characterized by a covering of hair on the skin and, in the female, milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing the young.  [From Late Latin mammalis, of the breast, from Latin mamma, meaning "breast."

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