Data about Aves

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Physical Description

Data about Aves
  • dimorphism
    Sexual dimorphism is a phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species. The prototypical example is for differences in characteristics of reproductive organs. Other possible examples are for secondary sex characteristics, body size and morphology, ornamentation and behavior.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Dimorphism
dimorphism
Additional detail integument
  • integument
    integument differs between males and females. Includes the size, number, distribution or shape of cilia, scales, spines, hooks, bristles, feathers, hair, horns and teeth. Although not integmental structures, the antlers of mammals are included in this category because they are analogous in function to the sexually-selected horns and spines of other animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/integumentDimorphic
Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail female larger Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail sexes shaped differently Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail appendages
  • appendages
    appendages differ between males and females. Includes the number, size and shape of locomotory and sensory appendages such as antennae, legs, wings, and fins, as well as non-genital appendages modified to act as intromittent organs. Tail dimorphisms are not included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/appendagesDimorphic
Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail male larger Fairbairn, 2013  
Additional detail sexes colored or patterned differently
  • sexes colored or patterned differently
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Sexes_colored_or_patterned_differently
Fairbairn, 2013  

Ecology

Data about Aves
habitat
Additional detail animal habitation
  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  

Life History and Behavior

Data about Aves
reproduction
Additional detail dioecious
  • dioecious
    Dioecy (Greek: "two households"; adjective form: dioecious) is characterised by a species having distinct male and female organisms.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/dioecious
Fairbairn, 2013  

Notes

Data about Aves
total species (expert opinion) min
Additional detail 701 Appeltans et al, 2012  
percent species currently described min
Additional detail 87 Appeltans et al, 2012  
undiscovered morphospecies (not yet collected) min
Additional detail 30 Appeltans et al, 2012  
undescribed species present in museum collections min
Additional detail 30 Appeltans et al, 2012  
total unknown species (expert opinion) min
Additional detail 60 Appeltans et al, 2012  
total unknown species (statistical model) max
Additional detail 9 Appeltans et al, 2012  
undescribed species present in museum collections max
Additional detail 50 Appeltans et al, 2012  
total unknown species (expert opinion) max
Additional detail 100 Appeltans et al, 2012  
total species (expert opinion) max
Additional detail 741 Appeltans et al, 2012  
percent species currently described max
Additional detail 91 Appeltans et al, 2012  
undiscovered morphospecies (not yet collected) max
Additional detail 50 Appeltans et al, 2012  
number of new species decribed 1999-2008
Additional detail 1 Appeltans et al, 2012  
known marine species
Additional detail 641 Appeltans et al, 2012  
described (accepted)
Additional detail 641 Appeltans et al, 2012  

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