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Alec Demitrus + Owen Smith. Avian Reptiles. Major Classes + Examples. All modern birds lie in the subclass Neornithes ( Palaeognathae ) ( Neognathae ). Habitat + Number of Species. 10,000 species All around the world . Features and Anatomy. 4 Chambered Heart

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major classes examples
Major Classes + Examples

All modern birds lie in the subclass Neornithes

(Palaeognathae) (Neognathae)

habitat number of species
Habitat + Number of Species
  • 10,000 species
  • All around the world
features and anatomy
Features and Anatomy

4 Chambered Heart

High Metabolic Rate

No Urinary Bladder

No Teeth

Small Gonads

Tubes in Lungs

Have Air Sac, Bone Air Cavities

Light Skeleton

Endothermic

symmetry and skeleton
Symmetry and Skeleton

Bilateral Light Skeleton

characteristics and interesting facts
Characteristics and Interesting Facts
  • Use horizontal nicitating membrane instead of eyes when blinking
  • Sex of birds determined by Z and W chromosomes, not X and Y
  • Mutual relationship with humans
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Campbell, Neil. Biology, 8th edition. AP Edition ed. San Francisco: Pearson, 2008. Print.
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  • Bird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.).Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved February 16, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird
  • birds internal anatomy - Google Search. (n.d.). Google. Retrieved February 16, 2011, from http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1024&bih=677&tbs=isch:1&sa=1&q=birds+internal+anatomy&aq=f&aqi=g1g-m1&aql=&oq=
  • Fossil of giant bony-toothed bird from chile sets wingspan record. (n.d.). Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology. Retrieved February 16, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/rel
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