External Anatomy of The Pig

Research an interesting pig fact

http://www.saskpork.com/content/education/quick_facts.shtml

Use your hand out and the Internet to answer the following questions.

1. Classification of the Pig

Domain______________________________________

Kingdom _____________________________________

Phylum_______________________________________

Class________________________________________

Order_______________________________________

Family_______________________________________

Genus and species_______________________________

Answer these questions in complete sentences unless otherwise indicated.

2. What are the three divisions of the pig body.  What significant structures are attached to each?

 

3.  Explain the significance of each of the  following structures

http://mail.fkchs.sad27.k12.me.us/fkchs/vpig/ext.htm - Virtual External Anatomy

This allows you to participate rather than dissect

http://www.whitman.edu/biology/vpd/main.html

http://www.biology.ucok.edu/animalbiology/pigweb/pig.html

external auditory meatus

 

nictitating membrane

 

nares

 

umbilical cord

 

allantoic stalk

 

preputial orifice

 

mammary papilla

 

genital papilla

 

umbilical artery

 

umbilical vein

 

auricle

 

4. The feet of the pig relate to the classification of the animal.  How are their feet significant?

 

 

5.  Describe how to sex your fetal pig.

 

 

6.  Why is the pig classified as a mammal?

 

 

7.  The pig is a quadruped.  How do the forelegs differ from the hindlegs?\

 

 

8.  What is the purpose of a tail?

 

 

9.  What is gestation?  How are fetal animals different than baby piglets?

 

 

10.  Draw and label your fetal pig.  Label the study diagram also and prepare for a quiz.