A fair-feather friend

Monday, March 08, 2010

Quick! How many feathered mammals can you name? If you answered more than one, it's time to review some zoology because the peacock is the only critter that makes the grade.

A lot of folks mistakenly include marmosets, whose tufts do look a lot like feathers. I always remember the difference by this simple rhyme: "Marmoset, marmoset, are we at the pharmacy yet?"

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Blogger Crystal said...

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Pavo

1:54 AM  
Blogger duffytoler said...

Crystal points out another strange, undeniable fact: the peacock is the only mammal in the "Aves" class!

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post.......!

2:45 AM  

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