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Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils
The calibration results suggest that Neoaves, after an initial split from Galloanseres in Mid-Cretaceous, diversified around or soon after the K/T boundary, and show that there is no solid molecular evidence for an extensive pre-Tertiary radiation of Neoaves.
Tyrant flycatchers coming out in the open: phylogeny and ecological radiation of Tyrannidae (Aves, Passeriformes)
A well‐resolved phylogeny based on DNA sequences from three nuclear introns for 128 taxa is presented, confirming much of the overall picture of Tyrannidae relationships, and also identifying several novel relationships.
Phylogeny and classification of the New World suboscines (Aves, Passeriformes).
This study corroborates many of the recent insights into the phylogenetic relationships of New World suboscines and clarifies a number of cases for which previous studies have been inconclusive, including the relationships of Conopophagidae, Melanopareiidae and Tityridae.
Synchronous intercontinental splits between assemblages of woodpeckers suggested by molecular data
The estimates of colonization times of South America predate the closure of the Panama Isthmus and support the hypothesis of a short‐lived, terrestrial corridor at the end of the Miocene, 5.7 Myr BP.
Higher-level phylogeny and morphological evolution of tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannida).
Molecular phylogeny of the manakins (Aves: Passeriformes: Pipridae), with a new classification and the description of a new genus.
The systematic affinity of the enigmatic Lamprolia victoriae (Aves: Passeriformes)--an example of avian dispersal between New Guinea and Fiji over Miocene intermittent land bridges?
Complete species-level phylogeny of the leaf warbler (Aves: Phylloscopidae) radiation.
Nuclear DNA from old collections of avian study skins reveals the evolutionary history of the Old World suboscines (Aves, Passeriformes)
The phylogenetic hypothesis of the Old World suboscines (Eurylaimides) presented herein strongly supports a monophyletic origin of the pittas (Pittidae) and suggests that pitts could be divided into three major groups in agreement with the external morphological variation found in this group.