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Are humans Mammals?

Asked by H. Jones, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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K. Galatia

K. Galatia

K. Galatia
K. Galatia

Answered Jan 02, 2020

The first mammals are said to have started to live almost 200 million years ago. They have lived alongside dinosaurs, but they are very small. Humans right now are considered to be mammals because of their overall structure. Mammals are known to have mammary glands, which means that they would need to produce milk for the young.

They also have fur growing out of their skin. They also have a dentary located on each side of their jaw. These are characteristics that make humans become classified under “mammals,” but it is apparent that in terms of intelligence, human beings are more advanced as compared to the other mammals right now.

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L. Agate

L. Agate

L. Agate
L. Agate

Answered Dec 20, 2019

Yes, humans are mammals. According to the classification system of living things, the current taxonomy system consists of 4 kingdoms of which Kingdom Mammalia is one of them. Mammals are a member of the Mammalia class. All mammals, including humans, have similar distinctive features. Some of these features include: Mammary glands in females: All female mammals have a mammary gland, which they use to provide nourishment for their young ones.

This is also true for humans. Mammals have fur or hair growing on their skin. Humans have this feature too. Mammals also have three bones (the malleus, incus, and stapes) in the middle ear for transmission of sound to the inner ear. This is present in humans as well. All these characteristics listed above shows that humans are mammals

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