Antique Animal Prints

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Insects and Reptiles

Mammals – Other

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Antique animal prints

The word animal comes from the Latin word animalis -living  or breathing creatures. The elements which make up living bodies are principally four. Carbon, hydrogen, oxigen and nitrogen, together with small quantities of some others. All members of Animalia are multicellular, and all are heterotrophs, they rely directly or indirectly on other organisms for their nourishment. The elemnt of all organised structures is a minute mass of protoplasm, and this sole constituent is called the cell. Cells are united to form tissues, and tissues make up the various organs. In living beings there is a beginning and an end, a birth and a death with intermediate periodic changes and an adjustment of the organism to external influences. Every organism has the power of assimilating food to repair waste. Taking material outside itself and building up these into definite tissues. Most animals ingest food and digest it in an internal cavity.

The bodies of most animals are made up of cells organized into tissues, each tissue specialized to some degree to perform specific functions. In most, tissues are organized into even more specialized organs. Most animals reproduce sexually. They have a few specialised reproductive cells, which after  division following fertilization of eggs and sperm  become new individuals. The cells of adults contain two copies of the genetic material.  Many animals are also capable of asexual reproduction.

Animals are divided into various sub groups. Mammals,  Birds, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Insects. Animals range in size from no more than a few cells to organisms weighing many tons, such as whales.

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