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A comprehensive multilocus phylogeny for the wood-warblers and a revised classification of the Parulidae (Aves).
TLDR
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.
PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS AND MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERSITY IN DARWIN'S FINCHES AND THEIR RELATIVES
TLDR
Analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequence data from the cytochrome b gene confirm that Darwin's finches are monophyletic, and many taxa previously proposed as the sister taxon to Darwin’s finches can be excluded as their closest living relative.
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
TLDR
It is indicated that tanagers probably originated on Caribbean islands and later diversified throughout Central and South America during the mid-Tertiary, and several monophyletic groups are identified that agree with traditional sequential taxonomies.
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
TLDR
The evolution of sexual dichromatism in tanagers (family Thraupidae) was studied from a phylogenetic perspective using a molecular‐based phylogeny and reveals that changes in female plumage occur more frequently than changes in male plumage.
Are the Northern Andes a species pump for Neotropical birds? Phylogenetics and biogeography of a clade of Neotropical tanagers (Aves: Thraupini)
TLDR
The timing of diversification of these tanagers correlates well with the main uplift of the Northern Andes, with the highest rate of speciation occurring during this timeframe.
Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Neotropical tanagers in the genus Tangara.
TLDR
Data from the cytochrome b and ND 2 genes are used to provide the first phylogenetic perspective on the evolution of Tangara diversity, indicating general concordance between molecular data and impressions based on geographic distribution, morphology, and behavior.
Defining a monophyletic Cardinalini: a molecular perspective.
TLDR
Strong support is found for a redefined Cardinalini that now includes some members previously placed within Thraupini (tanagers; the genera Piranga, Habia, Chlorothraupis, and Amaurospiza) and some members formerly placed within the Parulini (wood-warblers; the genus Granatellus).
Phylogenetics and diversification of tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae), the largest radiation of Neotropical songbirds.
TLDR
This study provides the first robust assessment of diversification rates for the Darwin's finches in the context of the larger group within which they evolved, and uses a new phylogeny to study diversification processes.
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.
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS OF THE GENUS PIRANGA: IMPLICATIONS FOR BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE EVOLUTION OF MORPHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
TLDR
Mapping the evolution of seasonal migration onto the DNA trees indicates that migration evolved once and is consistent with the idea that P flava as currently described contains more than one evolutionary unit.
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