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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
Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds
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A genome-scale phylogenetic analysis of 48 species representing all orders of Neoaves recovered a highly resolved tree that confirms previously controversial sister or close relationships and identifies the first divergence in Neoaves, two groups the authors named Passerea and Columbea. Expand
A phylogenetic hypothesis for passerine birds: taxonomic and biogeographic implications of an analysis of nuclear DNA sequence data
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The hypothesis of relationships presented here suggests that the oscine passerines arose on the Australian continental plate while it was isolated by oceanic barriers and that a major northern radiation of oscines originated subsequent to dispersal from the south. Expand
The pattern and timing of diversification of Philippine endemic rodents: evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences.
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The results suggest that most of the diversification of Philippine murines took place within the archipelago, and that combination of mitochondrial and nuclear data to estimate relatively ancient divergence times can severely compromise those estimates, even when specific methods that account for rate heterogeneity among genes are employed. Expand
The utility of the incongruence length difference test.
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Combinability has been eval-uated by the effect of data set combina-tion on phylogenetic accuracy: Combinabledata sets increase accuracy and this convergence property is guaranteed by sta-tistical homogeneity of the data sets to becombined. 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
African endemics span the tree of songbirds (Passeri): molecular systematics of several evolutionary ‘enigmas’
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An emerging phylogenetic picture reveals that relationships within Old World families are highly informative regarding the early dispersal and radiation of songbirds out of Gondwana. Expand
A comprehensive multilocus phylogeny for the wood-warblers and a revised classification of the Parulidae (Aves).
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A summary phylogenetic hypothesis is provided that will be broadly applicable to investigations of the historical biogeography, processes of diversification, and evolution of trait variation in this well studied avian group. Expand
THE EARLY DIVERSIFICATION HISTORY OF DIDELPHID MARSUPIALS: A WINDOW INTO SOUTH AMERICA'S “SPLENDID ISOLATION”
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This study provides the first published molecular‐phylogenetic evidence for mass extinction in any animal clade, and it is the first time that evidence for such an event (in any plant or animal taxon) has been tested for statistical significance. Expand
A well-tested set of primers to amplify regions spread across the avian genome.
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SNPs present in these rapidly evolving regions are increasingly being used as markers because they provide anopportun ity to assess a large number of unlinked loci for a range of population questions and have the potential to be used in parentage studies and for quantitativegenetic studies in wild populations. Expand
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