Southern Shores, Dare County, NC
17 August 2014
thinking this is an immature Starling
Or is it California Shrub Squirrel? In a different vicinity than those observed earlier
3 or 4 near the container
standing in grass by road
decomposing near trailhead near West end of parking lot
Resting in shrub
Brother-in-law had ran over it with the lawn mower. It was near an inflatable pool that had frogs living in it.
Chordates are members of the phylum Chordata, deuterostome animals possessing a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail for at least some period of their life cycles. Taxonomically, the phylum includes the subphyla Vertebrata, including mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds; Tunicata, including salps and sea squirts; and Cephalochordata, comprising the lancelets.