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Classification Project

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Alina Rivera-Campo

on 4 December 2012

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Project Part A: Taxonomy Chart Bird Group: Blue Jay, Robin, cardinal, finch, and pelican Blue Jay Anymalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Corvidae Cyanocitta Cristata Robin Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Turdidae Turdus Turdus Migratorious Cardinal Finch Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Cardinalidae Cardinalis C. Cardinalis Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Fringillida Fringilla Carduelis spinescens Pelican Animalia Chordata Aves Pelecaniformes Pelecanidae Pelecanus Pelecanus
tirarensis Part B: The Cladogram Aves Passeriformes Peleariformes Pelecanidae Pelican
Pelicanus Finch
Fringillidae Cardinal
Cardinalidae American Robin Blue Jay Turdus Cyanocitta Corvidae Turdidae Passeri Passeroidea Describe the physical traits your animals had in common with one another in your taxonomy chart. Break down your descriptions by taxa.
- All of the animals in the class "Aves" breath air, lay shelled eggs, have feathers covering their body and have beaks for mouths.

Explain the positions of each species in your cladogram. Why did you place each of your animals in those positions?
- I put the pelican further away from the other birds because it has a different order than the other birds. All of the other birds are in the ORDER "Passeriformes" and the pelican is in the ORDER "Pelecaliformes".

Which was more difficult to make, the Linnaean taxonomy chart or the cladogram? Explain your answer.
-The cladogram, but I understand it now. Thanks for you help Ms.Rinaldi. Part C: Summary Questions Summary Questions:
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