Early animal life (Ediacaran biota) evolved from protists during the pre-Cambrian period, which is also known as the Ediacaran period.Learning ObjectivesDescribe the types of animals found in the Ediacaran periodKey PointsThe pre-Cambrian period ( Ediacaran period ) took place between 635-543 million years ago.
Characteristics Name: Archeopteryx Other names: Primitive bird Latin name: Archeopteryx lithographica Class: Reptile / bird Size: approx. Cm Wing span Weight: up to 500g Age: unknown Appearance: plumage color unclear Sex Dimorphism: No Diet type: Carnivore Food: Insects and smaller reptiles Origin: unknown Sleep-wake-up-rhythm: probably diurnal Habit: unknown natural enemies: carnivorous dinosaurs Sexually mature: unknown mating season: unknown breeding season: unknown nesting size: unknown social behavior: unknown threatened with extinction: extinct find further profiles of animals you in the animal lexicon.
Characteristics Name: Blue whale Latin name: Balaenoptera musculus Class: Mammals Size: 20 - 30m Weight: up to 200 tons Age: 40 - 90 years Appearance: blue-gray skin, 50cm thick layer of bacon (blubber) Sex dimorphism: yes Nutrition type: predominantly plankton ( planktivor) food: plankton, krill, fish distribution: worldwide origin: unknown sleep-wake-rhythm: diurnal habitat: ocean natural enemies: / sexual maturity: from about the age of seven mating season: July - August gestation period: 11 months litter size: 1 young Social behavior: Loner or
Characteristics Name: Blobfisch Other names: / Latin name: Psychrolutes marcidus Class: Fish Size: 30 - 70cm Weight: 4 - 10kg Age: unknown Appearance: gray to pink on the skin on the skin Gender dimorphism: unknown Nutrition type:? Food: Crabs, sea urchins, molluscs Distribution: Southwest Pacific (Australia, New Zealand) Original Origin: unknown Sleep / wake cycle: / Habitat: Ocean (Depth: approx.
Characteristics Name: Apple Tree Latin name: Malus Number of species: approx. 40 apple tree species Distribution: Around the world Fruits: Apples Flowering period: May-June Height: 2-10 meters Age: up to 100 years Bark characteristics:? Characteristics of the wood:? Locations of the tree: very adaptable, therefore everywhere leaf: oval leaf shape, bright ground color Interesting about the apple tree The plant genus of apples (Malus) includes a variety of different domesticated and natural wild apple trees.
Characteristics Name: Cod Other name: Cod Latin name: Gadus morhua Class: fish Size: 40 - 150 cm Weight: up to 40 kg Age: 15 - 20 years Appearance: brown, red, gray or green scales possible Sex dimorphism: No Nutrition type: Omnivore (omnivor) Food: Fish, Crabs, Clams, Plankton, Worms Origin: Northern Ocean waters Sleep / wake cycle: nocturnal and nocturnal Habitat: preferably near the coasts Natural predators: predatory fish, harbor porpoise Sexual maturity : approx.
Characteristics Name: Eulenfalter Other names: Eulen Latin name: Noctuidae Class: Insects Size: 0,5 - 30 cm (span) Weight:? Age:? Appearance: dependent on species Sex dimorphism: no Nutrition type: dependent on species Nutrition: blood, berries, fruit, nectar Distribution: worldwide Original source: unknown Sleep-wake cycle: twilight and nocturnal Habitat: wetlands, meadows, forests Natural enemies: bats, spiders, birds Sexual maturity: with the completed development of the moth Mating time: dependent on species and social Behavior: loner From extinction: No Further profiles of animals can be found in the Encyclopaedia.
Characteristics Name: Otter Other names: Eurasian Otter Latin name: Lutra lutra Class: Mammals Size: approx. 0.8m - 1.20m Weight: 5 - 10kg Age: 5 - 12 years Appearance: brown-gray coat Sex Dimorphism: Yes Nutrition Type: Carnivore food: fish, insects, birds, rodents distribution: Asia, Europe, North Africa origin: unknown sleep-wake cycle: nocturnal and nocturnal habitat: rivers, wooded shores natural enemies: lynx, white-tailed eagle, mature with two Years mating season: throughout the year gestation period: 55 - 64 days litter size: 1 - 4 juveniles social behavior: family group threatened with extinction: yes You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Character Name: Bear Other Names: Big Bear, Real Bear Latin Name: Ursidae Genus: Mammals Size: 1 - 3m Weight: 300 - 700kg Age: 10 - 25 years Appearance: brown, black Sex Dimorphism: Yes Diet type: Omnivorous Food: among others Meat, berries, insects Distribution: America, Asia, Europe Original Origin: Sleep Awake-Rhythm: twilight and nocturnal Habitat: forest Natural enemies: no Sexually mature: ca.
Characteristics Name: Gecko Latin name: Gekkonidae Class: amphibians Size: 2 - 30cm (species dependent) Weight:? Age: 5 - 15 years Appearance: gray, yellow, green, blue, orange Sex dimorphism: yes Nutrition type: insectivore (insectivorous) Food: beetles, grasshoppers, larvae Distribution: worldwide Original source: unknown Sleep / wake cycle: day or night active Habitat: species-dependent (u.
Characteristics Name: Chaffinch Latin name: Fringilla coelebs Class: birds Size: 9 - 15cm Weight: 20 - 30g Age: 2 - 5 years Appearance: red-brown back, blue-gray head, black and white plumage Sex Dimorphism: Yes Nutrition Type: Insectivore (insektivor) Food: berries, insects, larvae Distribution: Europe, Asia, North Africa Sleep-wake cycle: diurnal Habitat: deciduous forests Natural enemies: birds of prey Sexual maturity: around the age of two Mating season: April - July Hatching: 12 - 13 days Clutch size : 4 - 5 Eggs Social Behavior: Loner Endangered: No You can find more profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Characteristics Name: Great spotted woodpecker Latin name: Dendrocopos major Class: birds Size: 20 - 25cm Weight: up to 100g Age: 5 - 10 years Appearance: white-black plumage Sex dimorphism: yes Nutrition type: mainly insectivore (insectivorous) Food: insects, invertebrates, seeds Distribution: Central Europe, Eurasia and North Africa Original source: unknown Sleep-wake-up-rhythm: diurnal Habitat: forests Natural enemies: birds of prey, martens, foxes Sexual maturity: approx.
Characteristics Name: Gorilla More names: Lowland gorilla Latin name: Gorilla Class: Mammals Size: 1.40 - 1.70 m Weight: 100 - 200kg Age: 20 - 40 years Appearance: black coat Sex Dimorphism: Yes Nutrition Type: Herbivore (herbivor) Food: predominantly leaves Distribution: Central Africa Original Origin: Central Africa Sleep-wake-up-rhythm: diurnal Habitat: rainforest Natural enemies: / Sexual maturity: 6 - 10 years Mating season: throughout the year Carrying: 8 - 9 months Litter size: 1 young Social behavior: group-forming Critically endangered: Yes Further profiles of animals can be found in the Encyclopaedia.
Characteristics Name: European hare Other names: European hare Latin name: Lepus europaeus Class: mammals Size: approx. 40 - 70cm Weight: 2 - 6kg Age: up to 12 years Appearance: light to dark brown skin, lighter peritoneum Sex dimorphism: no Diet type: Herbivore (herbivor) Food: grass, leaves, herbs, roots Origin: Europe Sleep Awake: Drowsy and nocturnal Habitats: open or semi-open landscapes Natural enemies: fox, dog, cat , Raptors, Raven, Crow Sexual maturity: towards the end of the first year of life Mating time: February - October gestation period: 40 - 42 days Litter size: 1 - 5 juveniles Social behavior: lone wolf Critically endangered: no You can find other animals in the Encyclopaedia.
Characteristics Name: Collared Parakeet Other Names: Little Alexander Parakeet Latin Name: Psittacula krameri Class: Birds Size: 30 - 40cm (including tail feathers) Weight: 90 - 120g Age: up to 20 years Appearance: predominantly green feathers, yellow-green breast plumage, red Beak Sex Dimorphism: Yes Nutrition Type:?
Characteristics Name: Goldfish Latin name: Carassius gibelio forma auratus Class: fish Size: up to 20cm Weight:? Age: 1 - 30 years Appearance: orange-yellow Sex dimorphism: no Diet type: omnivore Food: algae, mosquito larvae, worms Distribution: worldwide (farmed fish) Original Origin: China Sleep / wake cycle: twilight and nocturnal Habitat: fresh water natural enemies: heron, predatory fish Sexual maturity:?
Characteristics Name: Pike Latin name: Esox lucius class: fish size: 1.0 - 1.5m weight: up to 30kg age: 15 - 30 years looks: gray-green sex dimorphism: yes diet type: predominantly fish eater (piscivor) food: mainly Fish; also crustaceans and small amphibians Distribution: northern hemisphere original provenance: unknown sleep-wake-rhythm: diurnal habitat: prefers flowing waters natural enemies: especially conspecifics; Cannibalism is not a rare phenomenon in pike. Sexual maturity: around the age of three Mating time: March - May Number of potential offspring: up to 40.
Characteristics Name: Gepard Other names: Jagdleopard Latin name: Acinonyx jubatus Class: Mammals Size: 1.2 - 1.5m Weight: 50 - 70kg Age: 6 - 8 years Appearance: black spots on golden skin Gender Dimorphism: Yes Diet type: Carnivore ( carnivor) food: antelope, Gazelle distribution: Africa, Southwest Asia origin: Africa sleep-wake cycle: active in the daytime habitat: savannah, steppe natural enemies: other big cats sexual maturity: with 2 - 3 years of age mating season: throughout the year gestation period: 90 - 95 days litter size : 1 - 3 young Social Behavior: Lonely Endangered: Yes You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Character Name: Hedgehog Latin Name: Erinaceidae Class: Mammals Size: 15 - 40 cm Weight: up to ca. 1800g Age: 1 - 4 years Looks: brownish Sex Dimorphism: No Food: earthworms, insects Distribution: Africa, Asia, Europe Original Origin: probably North Africa Sleep-wake-up rhythm: twilight and nocturnal Habitat: grasslands, forests Natural enemies: eagle, owl, badger, fox, marten Sexual maturity: with approx.
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Characteristics Name: Lapwing Latin name: Vanellus vanellus Class: Birds Height: up to 30cm Weight: 200 - 350g Age: 10 - 20 years Appearance: white belly plumage, black head and neck area Sex dimorphism: yes Nutrition type: Insectivore (insectivorous) Food: Insects Distribution: Europe, Asia, North Africa Original Origin: unknown Sleep-wake-up-rhythm: nocturnal and nocturnal Habitat: prefers wet meadows natural enemies: fox, martens Sexual maturity: with the second year of life mating season: April - June breeding season: 21 - 28 days nest size: 3 - 4 eggs Social behavior: colony-forming Critically endangered: yes You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.