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Phylogeny and diversification of the largest avian radiation.
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The historical framework suggests multiple waves of passerine dispersal from Australasia into Eurasia, Africa, and the New World, commencing as early as the Eocene, essentially reversing the classical scenario of oscine biogeography. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships among modern birds (Neornithes): towards an avian tree of life
Modem perceptions of the inonophyly of avian higher taxa {modern birds, Neomiihes) and their interrelationships are the legacy uf systematic work undertaken in the 19th century. Before LlieExpand
MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PHYLOGENY OF BABBLERS (TIMALIIDAE)
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The molecular phylogeny challenges the traditional classification of the Timaliidae and suggests that the babblers assemblage includes two other oscine taxa traditionally considered to be distantly related, Sylvia (Sylviidae) and Zosterops (Zosteropidae). Expand
Molecular phylogenetic reconstructions identify East Asia as the cradle for the evolution of the cosmopolitan genus Myotis (Mammalia, Chiroptera).
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Ancestral area reconstructions based on the molecular phylogeny suggest that the eastern portion of the Asian continent was an important center of origin for the early diversification of all Myotis lineages, and involved relatively few subsequent transcontinental range expansions. Expand
Molecular systematics of the Malagasy babblers (Passeriformes: timaliidae) and warblers (Passeriformes: sylviidae), based on cytochrome b and 16S rRNA sequences.
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These results show that the Timaliidae did not disperse to Madagascar, Rather, the island has been colonized, independently, by at least two clades of warblers, probably originating from Africa, where the Sylviidae radiation has been the most extensive. Expand
Assessing the passerine "Tapestry": phylogenetic relationships of the Muscicapoidea inferred from nuclear DNA sequences.
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Nuclear DNA sequences confirm the monophyly of the "core muscicapoid" group, as defined by Barker et al. and support the sister-group relationship of the Sturnidae and Mimidae and the Old World flycatchers and robins, on the other. Expand
BIOGEOGRAPHY OF EASTERN POLYNESIAN MONARCHS (POMAREA): AN ENDEMIC GENUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION
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It is suggested that these differences are due to a latent period during which the islands were emergent but not successully colonized by Pomarea taxa, and Phylogenetic hypotheses suggest that several species are polyphyletic. Expand
AN ENDEMIC RADIATION OF MALAGASY SONGBIRDS IS REVEALED BY MITOCHONDRIAL DNA SEQUENCE DATA
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The endemic Malagasy songbird clade rivals other island radiations, including the vangas of Madagascar and the finches of the Galapagos, in ecological diversity. Expand
Molecular phylogeny and dating of an insular endemic moth radiation inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear genes: the genus Galagete (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) of the Galapagos Islands.
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A geologically calibrated, relaxed molecular clock model was used for the first time to unravel the chronological sequence of an insular radiation and show a stochastic dispersal pattern in the Galagete lineage. Expand
Molecular phylogenetics of babblers (Timaliidae): revaluation of the genera Yuhina and Stachyris
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This study of the systematics and phylogeny of the Timaliidae used molecular markers to clarify the evolution of this complex group of Old World insectivorous passerines. Expand
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