Which one of the following sets of animals belongs to a single taxonomic group?
a. Cuttlefish, Jellyfish, Silverfish, Dogfish, Starfish
b. Bat, Pigeon, Butterfly
c. Monkey, Chimpanzee, Man
d. Silkworm, Tapeworm, Earthworm

Answers (1)

Ans- The answer is the option (c), Monkey, Chimpanzee, Man.

Explanation:
Monkey, chimpanzee, and man belong to a single taxonomic group. That is mammals because all of them possess the following features.
(i) Milk producing mammary glands.
(ii) Two pairs of limbs.
(iii) Presence of external ears.
(iv) Viviparity.
(v) Skin possessing hair.
Whereas the other options belong to other groups given as below:

Animal Group

Taxonomic Group

Cuttlefish Jellyfish Silverfish Dogfish Starfish

Phylum-Mollusca, Class-Cephalopoda, Phylum-Cnidaria Class-Insecta, Order-Thysanura, Phylum-Arthropoda, Phylum-Chordata, Class-Chondrichthyes, Phylum-Echinodermata, Class-Asteroidea.

 

Animal Group                   

Taxonomic Group

Bat Pigeon Butterfly

Phylum-Chordata, Class-Mammalia Phylum-Chordata, Class Aves Phylum-Arthropoda,Class-Insecta, Order-Lepidoptera


 

Animal Group

Taxonomic Group

Silkworm
Tapeworm
Earthworm

Phylum-Arthropoda, Class-Insecta, Order-
Lepidoptera Phylum-Platyhelminthes, Class-Cestoda Phylum-Annelida, Class-01igochaeta

 

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