Data about Aves

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Physical Description

 
sexual dimorphism
  • sexual 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
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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  
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female larger
Fairbairn, 2013  
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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  
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male larger
Fairbairn, 2013  
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sexes colored or patterned differently
  • sexes colored or patterned differently
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Sexes_colored_or_patterned_differently
Fairbairn, 2013  
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sexes shaped differently
Fairbairn, 2013  

Ecology

 
habitat
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animal habitation
  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
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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

 
reproduction
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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

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

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