Placental Mammals: Definitions, Characteristics & Examples


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A characteristic of mammals is that they _____.

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1. One advantage of being a placental mammal is that _____.

2. Another name for placental mammals is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All mammals fall within the Kingdom Animalia classification, but are divided between specific categories. Mammals that are placental differentiate themselves in the way they carry and develop their young. In this quiz and worksheet, you will be asked about characteristics of mammals and placental mammals specifically.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The other name for placental mammals
  • Different mammal characteristics
  • An advantage of being a placental mammal
  • The number of mammal groups

Skills Practiced

Prepare to put the following study skills to practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson on placental mammals
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of mammal groups
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to list one advantage of being a placental mammal

Additional Learning

Develop your knowledge by reviewing the accompanying lesson Placental Mammals: Definition, Characteristics & Examples. This lesson will address the following objectives:

  • Identify the relationship between animals
  • Review the different groups of mammals
  • Define placental mammals
  • Analyze the benefits of being a placental mammal