Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Starting to match them up

Now that we have seen the 4 major categories of modern birds (Neoaves, Anseriformes, Galliformes, and Palaeognathae) - let's look at the categories of advanced pterosaurs:

ADVANCED PTEROSAURS (Pterodactyloidea)

Superfamily Ornithocheiroidea


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VULTURE
Class: Aves
Families

Accipitridae (Aegypiinae)
Cathartidae


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ALBATROSS

Neoaves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Diomedeidae
G.R. Gray 1840[1]
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PELICAN

Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Neoaves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Rafinesque, 1815
Genus: Pelecanus
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FLAMINGO

Aves
Infraclass: Neognathae
Neoaves
Order: Phoenicopteriformes
F├╝rbringer, 1888
Family: Phoenicopteridae
Bonaparte, 1831
Genus: Phoenicopterus Phoenicoparrus
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STORK

Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Gray, 1840

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