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Family Tree For Birds
A family tree is a chart representing family relationships in a tree structure.They are often presented with the oldest generations at the top and the newer generations at the bottom.
The family tree of birds goes 110mn years back when birds shared the earth with dinosaurs and skies with pterodactyls.
The research chart has identified nearly 10,000 species of birds still in existence to show the places where the diversification has taken place around the world.
The family tree could help priortise conservation efforts to save the most diverse species from extinction.It can also help identify how much distinct evolutionary history they represnt.
It is the first time that a family tree for birds has been created .the scientists have focused on birds that have become extinct- the Dodo and Giant Auk to more than 9000 species.