Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 14, 2016

The Number of Bird Species Could Be Double What We Thought

The Seeker reports that

researchers from the American Museum of Natural History, who argue in a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE that birds have been greatly underrepresented, taxonomically speaking.

Typical numbers for the total number of bird species worldwide tend to center around a range of 9,000 to 10,000, but the museum’s scientists say that number is likely closer to 18,000.

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