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The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Buteo buteo (Aves, Accipitridae) indicates an early split in the phylogeny of raptors.
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Phylogenetic analyses indicate an early split between Accipitridae and Falconidae, which can be assumed to have taken place in the late Cretaceous 65-83 MYA, according to molecular dating of other avian divergence times. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the genus Buteo (Aves: Accipitridae) based on mitochondrial marker sequences.
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The PsiCR proved to be an efficient, neutral genetic marker sequence for phylogenetic analyses at the intrageneric level, especially suitable for analyses based on old tissues, where only short fragments can be obtained. Expand
Phylogeny of the Neuropterida: a first molecular approach
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P phylogenetic analysis of the heterogeneous Neuroptera remains a challenge with respect to selection of the proper genes and mutatis mutandis the morphological approach, and the hypothesis of a sister‐group relationship Raphidioptera put forward in recent morphological analyses is supported. Expand
PLECOTUS MICRODONTUS (MAMMALIA, VESPERTILIONIDAE), A NEW BAT SPECIES FROM AUSTRIA
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A genetic analysis and morphological analysis of specimens from the Dalmatian island of Lastovo revealed the fact that clade 2 in SPITZENBERGER et al. (2001) does not represent P. kolombatovici, which is a separate species related to P. austriacus, and has to be considered a new species, P. microdontus n. Expand
Phylogeographic patterns in widespread corvid birds.
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The two phylogeographic patterns in corvid birds with ecological factors accompanying the changing climatic conditions during the Pleistocene are explained to explain the two genetic splits within widely distributed Palearctic corvids. Expand
Genetic divergences and intraspecific variation in corvids of the genus Corvus (Aves: Passeriformes: Corvidae) - a first survey based on museum specimens
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The distribution of plumage colour in the phylogenetic tree indicates that the pale markings evolved several times independently, and confirms earlier assumptions of a Palearctic origin of the genus Corvus with several independent colonizations of the Nearctic and the Aethiopis. Expand
A preliminary revision of the genus Plecotus (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) based on genetic and morphological results
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The Early Oligocene age of the presumed ancestor of the Plecotini and a correlation of the molecular diversifications with palaeogeographic reconstructions suggest that the divergence of the two major lineages may have occurred already during the Middle Miocene, 14.5 Mya. Expand
Species inflation and taxonomic artefacts—A critical comment on recent trends in mammalian classification
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This work highlights several cases of splitting and argues that much of this taxonomic inflation is artificial due to shortcomings of the phylogenetic species concept and unjustified reliance on insufficient morphological and/or genetic data. Expand
Phylogeography and population structure of the saker falcon (Falco cherrug) and the influence of hybridization: mitochondrial and microsatellite data
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Results from both nuclear and mitochondrial markers are compatible with the previously postulated ‘Out of Africa’ hypothesis assuming an African origin of the hierofalcons. Expand
Patterns and processes of diversification in a widespread and ecologically diverse avian group, the buteonine hawks (Aves, Accipitridae).
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It is suggested that Neotropical buteonines resulted from a long evolutionary process that began in the Miocene and extended to the Pleistocene, and numerous taxonomic changes are proposed. Expand
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