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Molecular systematics of the Malagasy babblers (Passeriformes: timaliidae) and warblers (Passeriformes: sylviidae), based on cytochrome b and 16S rRNA sequences.
The phylogenetic relationships of the Timaliidae (babblers) and Sylviidae (warblers) have long challenged ornithologists. We focus here on three Malagasy genera currently assigned to the Timaliidae,Expand
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BIOGEOGRAPHY OF EASTERN POLYNESIAN MONARCHS (POMAREA): AN ENDEMIC GENUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION
Abstract The passerine genus Pomarea (monarchs, Monarchidae) is endemic to eastern Polynesia, where it is distributed on high volcanic islands of the Cook, Society, and Marquesas archipelagos. RecentExpand
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AN ENDEMIC RADIATION OF MALAGASY SONGBIRDS IS REVEALED BY MITOCHONDRIAL DNA SEQUENCE DATA
Abstract The bird fauna of Madagascar includes a high proportion of endemic species, particularly among passerine birds (Aves: Passeriformes). The endemic genera of Malagasy songbirds are not alliedExpand
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Molecular Systematics of the Subfamily Caprinae (Artiodactyla, Bovidae) as Determined from Cytochrome b Sequences
We have sequenced the complete mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b gene from 18 species of the subfamily Caprinae and two outgroup taxa. Additional sequences retrieved from the literature were used toExpand
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A GLOBAL MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY OF THE SMALL PUFFINUS SHEARWATERS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SYSTEMATICS OF THE LITTLE-AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER COMPLEX
Abstract A molecular phylogeny based on 917 base pairs (bp) of the mitochondrial (mt) DNA cytochrome-b gene was used to test and reassess the systematics and conflicting taxonomic treatments of theExpand
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Ecological and evolutionary determinants for the adaptive radiation of the Madagascan vangas
Adaptive radiation is the rapid diversification of a single lineage into many species that inhabit a variety of environments or use a variety of resources and differ in traits required to exploitExpand
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The African warbler genus Hyliota as a lost lineage in the Oscine songbird tree: molecular support for an African origin of the Passerida.
The African genus Hyliota includes three or four species of warbler-like birds of uncertain phylogenetic affinities, as it has historically been placed in different avian families that are now knownExpand
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Synchronous intercontinental splits between assemblages of woodpeckers suggested by molecular data
The woodpeckers (Piciformes: Picinae) comprise a widely distributed and species‐rich clade of birds that is strongly associated with trees for feeding, nesting, or both. Because of this association,Expand
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Molecular phylogenetics of babblers (Timaliidae): revaluation of the genera Yuhina and Stachyris
The babblers, family Timaliidae, are an importantgroup of Old World insectivorous passerines (Sibleyand Monroe 1990). The family comprises more thantwo hundred species, primarily forest birds,Expand
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Glacial expansion and diversification of an East Asian montane bird, the green-backed tit (Parus monticolus)
Aim We combined genetic sequence data and ecological niche modelling to resolve the impacts of past climatic fluctuations on the distribution, genetic diversification, and demographic dynamics of anExpand
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