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A comprehensive multilocus phylogeny for the wood-warblers and a revised classification of the Parulidae (Aves).
The birds in the family Parulidae-commonly termed the New World warblers or wood-warblers-are a classic model radiation for studies of ecological and behavioral differentiation. Although theExpand
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PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS AND MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN DARWIN'S FINCHES AND THEIR RELATIVES
Abstract Despite the importance of Darwin's finches to the development of evolutionary theory, the origin of the group has only recently been examined using a rigorous, phylogenetic methodology thatExpand
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A PHYLOGENETIC PERSPECTIVE ON THE EVOLUTION OF SEXUAL DICHROMATISM IN TANAGERS (THRAUPIDAE): THE ROLE OF FEMALE VERSUS MALE PLUMAGE
  • K. Burns
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 August 1998
The evolution of sexual dichromatism in tanagers (family Thraupidae) was studied from a phylogenetic perspective using a molecular‐based phylogeny. Mapping patterns of sexual dimorphism in plumageExpand
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Molecular systematics of tanagers (Thraupinae): evolution and biogeography of a diverse radiation of neotropical birds.
  • K. Burns
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • 1 December 1997
The tanagers (Passeriformes: Emberizidae: Thraupinae) are a diverse group of mostly Neotropical birds with a wide range of feeding morphologies, behaviors, plumage patterns and colors, and habitatExpand
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Are the Northern Andes a species pump for Neotropical birds? Phylogenetics and biogeography of a clade of Neotropical tanagers (Aves: Thraupini)
Aim We used mitochondrial DNA sequence data to reconstruct the phylogeny of a large clade of tanagers (Aves: Thraupini). We used the phylogeny of this Neotropical bird group to identify areas ofExpand
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Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Neotropical tanagers in the genus Tangara.
Species in the genus Tangara are distributed throughout the New World tropics and vary in their morphology, behavior, and ecology. We used data from the cytochrome b and ND 2 genes to provide theExpand
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A comprehensive multilocus assessment of sparrow (Aves: Passerellidae) relationships.
The New World sparrows (Emberizidae) are among the best known of songbird groups and have long-been recognized as one of the prominent components of the New World nine-primaried oscine assemblage.Expand
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Phylogenetics and diversification of tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae), the largest radiation of Neotropical songbirds.
Thraupidae is the second largest family of birds and represents about 4% of all avian species and 12% of the Neotropical avifauna. Species in this family display a wide range of plumage colors andExpand
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MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS OF THE GENUS PIRANGA: IMPLICATIONS FOR BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE EVOLUTION OF MORPHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
Species in the genus Piranga vary in degree of sexual dimorphism, plumage coloration, morphology, song, migratory patterns, and geographic distribution. To study these aspects of Piranga biology inExpand
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Going to extremes: contrasting rates of diversification in a recent radiation of new world passerine birds.
Recent analyses suggest that a few major shifts in diversification rate may be enough to explain most of the disparity in diversity among vertebrate lineages. At least one significant increase inExpand
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