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External features of plants and animals used in classification

External features of plants used in classification

examples are:

Stem presence and type.
Fronds in ferns.
Type of leaves; simple or compound; leaf venation- parallel or net work veined.
The rhizoids as in moss plant.
The type of roots: tap root, adventitious, fibrous, prop and buttress roots.

External features of animals used in classification

Body covering- feathers, scales, hair or fur.
Mammary glands in mammals.
Shells in snails.
Proglotids in tapeworms.
Tentacles in hydra.
Wings in birds.
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