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Zoological terms

Terms in relation to animals, such as mammals, birds, reptiles or fish.

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One of two subdivisions of the order Passeriformes.


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A geographical subset of a species showing discrete differences in morphology or coloration compared to other members of the species.


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Habitats and climates that are tropical in nature but found north or south of the tropics


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The sequence of plant communities that occur following disturbance and that culminate in a regiou's dominant habitat type

supplemental plumage

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A generation of feathers, additional to the basic and alternate plumages, found in a few birds that have more than two molts per year


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A new trait or structural feature that arises in an evolving lineage that is shared between two or more sister groups that illustrates their close relationship.


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A tetrapod is a vertebrate with four limbs or whose ancestors had four limbs. Tetrapods include four of the six main groups of animals: amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds.

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