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Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of hummingbirds: Bayesian and maximum likelihood analyses of partitioned data and selection of an appropriate partitioning strategy.
Hummingbirds are an important model system in avian biology, but to date the group has been the subject of remarkably few phylogenetic investigations. Here we present partitioned Bayesian and maximumExpand
Molecular Phylogenetics and the Diversification of Hummingbirds
The tempo of species diversification in large clades can reveal fundamental evolutionary mechanisms that operate on large temporal and spatial scales. Hummingbirds have radiated into a diverseExpand
High dispersal ability inhibits speciation in a continental radiation of passerine birds
Dispersal can stimulate speciation by facilitating geographical expansion across barriers or inhibit speciation by maintaining gene flow among populations. Therefore, the relationship betweenExpand
Molecular Phylogenetics and the Diversification of Hummingbirds
(Current Biology 24, 910–916; April 14, 2014) As a result of a transcription error, the version of Figure S1 originally published with this article online contained two errors. The original treeExpand
A higher-level taxonomy for hummingbirds
In the context of a recently published phylogenetic estimate for 151 hummingbird species, we provide an expanded informal taxonomy, as well as a formal phylogenetic taxonomy for Trochilidae thatExpand
High Incidence of "Leapfrog" Pattern of Geographic Variation in Andean Birds: Implications for the Speciation Process
Many species of birds in the humid forests of the Andes show a pattern of geographic variation in color that is virtually unknown in other regions of the world. This pattern, here termed "leapfrog,"Expand
MISUSE OF DATA FROM MIST-NET CAPTURES TO ASSESS RELATIVE ABUNDANCE IN BIRD POPULATIONS
Capture data from mist nets are used frequently to quantify the relative abun- dance of birds. In spite of obvious confounding variables, most of which have been mentioned previously in theExpand
Contribution of River-Created Habitats to Bird Species Richness in Amazonia
A substantial portion (15%) of the non-aquatic avifauna of the Amazon Basin is restricted to habitats created by rivers. These habitats are divided into six categories: beaches and sandbars, sandbarExpand
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