Chapter:
Birds

 

Synapomorphies

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What makes a bird a bird?

 
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Infraclass: Palaeognathae

"old jaw"
(a primitive and reptilian-like palate)

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Penguins

Infraclass: Neognathae
"new jaw"
(a mobile and less primitive palate)

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Resources

Chapter: Birds

Background Information

Total species estimated: Approximately 15000-20000
Distribution: 

Commonly Associated Terms

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Evolutionary History & Adaptation

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Conservation and Threats

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Additional Resources

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Chapter Advisors and Contributors

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John Doe
PhD Ornithology

Lead Researcher at Birdtopia

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James Doe
DVM Ornithology

Bird Specialist at NHU Vet Clinic

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Ann Doe
MSc Applied Zoo Management

Curator at NHUZoo