Phylum Name For Birds
The classification of birds involves grouping of birds into categories according to physiological similarities, and more recently, by consideration of their genetic make-up. This classification is also known as taxonomy. The system of classification was created by Carl Linnaeus.The earliest known avialan fossils come from the Tiaojishan Formation of China, which has been dated to the late Jurassic period ( Oxfordian stage), about 160 million years ago. The avialan species from this time period include Anchiornis huxleyi
, Xiaotingia zhengi
, and Aurornis xui
. The scientific classification of birds is: Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Vertebrata, Class Reptilia and Subclass Aves. Many scientists consider Aves to be a subclass of Reptilia, rather than its own class. All birds fall in subclass Aves; after that they are further sub-grouped into different orders, families, genera and species.