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Higher-order phylogeny of modern birds (Theropoda, Aves: Neornithes) based on comparative anatomy. II. Analysis and discussion
  • B. Livezey, R. Zusi
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Zoological journal of the Linnean Society
  • 1 January 2007
A phylogenetic (cladistic) analysis of 150 taxa of Neornithes, including exemplars from all non-passeriform families, and subordinal representatives of Passeriformes, confirmed the topology among outgroup Theropoda and achieved robust resolution at virtually all levels of the NeornIthes. Expand
A phylogenetic analysis of the Gruiformes (Aves) based on morphological characters, with an emphasis on the rails (Rallidae).
In the species–level analysis of modern Grues, special efforts were made to limit the analytical impacts of homoplasy related to flightlessness in a number of rallid lineages, and relationships among ‘crakes’ remain poorly resolved. Expand
A phylogenetic analysis of basal Anseriformes, the fossil Presbyornis, and the interordinal relationships of waterfowl
The phylogenetic hypothesis is used to reconstruct an evolutionary scenario for selected ecomorphological characters in the galliform-anseriform transition, to predict the most parsimonious states of these characters for Presbyornis, and to propose a phylogenetic classification of the higher-order taxa of waterfowl. Expand
Paleognathous Birds from the Early Tertiary of the Northern Hemisphere Peter W. Houde
This book shows the paleognathous birds from the early tertiary of the northern hemisphere as your friend in spending the time reading a book. Expand
Higher-Order Phylogenetics of Modern Aves Based On Comparative Anatomy
P phylogenetic analysis of Mesozoic and modern birds based on the under-utilized wealth of anatomical evidence and drawing primary strength from comparatively complete, neontological specimens, and a preliminary phylogenetic hypothesis based on osteological characters compiled to date are presented. Expand
A phylogenetic analysis of recent anseriform genera using morphological characters
--A phylogenetic analysis of all Recent genera of the Anseriformes using 120 morphological characters supports much of the current consensus regarding intraordinal relationships. I found that (1)Expand
A phylogenetic analysis and classification of recent dabbling ducks (Tribe anatini) based on comparative morphology
Cladistic analysis of 157 characters of definitive plumages and soft parts, natal plumages, tracheae, and nontracheal skeletons of 59 Anatini provided a phylogenetic hypothesis of high consistency and resolution and indicated that interspecific interfertility is a poor indicator of relationship. Expand
A Phylogenetic Analysis of Geese and Swans (Anseriformes: Anserinae), Including Selected Fossil Species
A phylogenetic analysis of modern and selected fossil geese and swans was performed using 165 characters of the skeleton, trachea, and natal and definitive integument, revealing that skeletal characters were comparatively important in establishing higher order relationships and integumentary characters were crit- ical for lower order inferences. Expand
A Phylogenetic Analysis of Modern Pochards (Anatidae: Aythyini)
A phylogenetic analysis of modern pochards (Aythyini) was performed using 99 characters of the skeleton, trachea, natal plumage, and definitive integument, and a revised classification of the AythYini is proposed. Expand