for this assignment you are going to read the three chapters 1,2 and 3 and then

for this assignment you are going to read the three chapters 1,2 and 3 and then answer the questions bellow
Chapter 1
1. List 4 characteristics unique to the class Aves and describe the some functions of the traits
2. List the seven major lines of birds that have evolved to live in the world today. Give a general description of 3 of these lines and provide examples of several species from North America.
3. There are currently 30 orders of birds in the world today. Which order contains the greatest and least number of species? Which order would not be represented in North America? Pick 4 orders and provide several examples that would breed in Illinois.
4. Why are birds good examples of how the process of adaptive radiation works? Support your answer using specific examples.
5. Bird feet are very diverse and their structure is directly related to their function. Give some examples that demonstrate this concept from birds that live in Illinois.
Chapter 2
6. It is often said that birds are just glorified reptiles. What evidence is used to support this idea?
7. What are the major differences between Archaeopteryx and modern day birds?
8. Briefly explain the two major theories of how avian flight evolved. Which one do you believe and why?
9. Explain the Thecodont vs. Theropod debate. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each theory?
Chapter 3
10. Explain figure 3-13
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for this assignment you are going to read the three chapters 1,2 and 3 and then
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