Explosive Pleistocene diversification and hemispheric expansion of a “great speciator”
- R. Moyle, C. Filardi, Catherine E. Smith, J. Diamond
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 10 February 2009
Factors that influence speciation rates among groups of organisms are integral to deciphering macroevolutionary processes; however, they remain poorly understood. Here, we use molecular phylogenetic…
The assembly of montane biotas: linking Andean tectonics and climatic oscillations to independent regimes of diversification in Pionus parrots
- C. C. Ribas, R. Moyle, C. Miyaki, J. Cracraft
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 October 2007
Phylogenetic and biogeographic analyses of species in the parrot genus Pionus are used to demonstrate that standing diversity within montane lineages is directly attributable to events of Earth history, and support a mechanistic link between diversification and Earth history.
Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannides)
This work proposes the first comprehensive phylogenetic classification that attempts to achieve isometry between the tree and a classification scheme using subordination and phyletic sequencing and identifies many avenues for further systematic study.
Single origin of a pan-Pacific bird group and upstream colonization of Australasia
It is shown that a diverse array of endemic island genera and species are the product of a single radiation that diversified across all major Pacific archipelagos in a non-stepping-stone fashion, and recently recolonized continental areas.
Phylogeny of swallows (Aves: Hirundinidae) estimated from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences.
Earth history and the passerine superradiation
- C. Oliveros, D. Field, B. Faircloth
- Biology, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 1 April 2019
Recon reconstructing passerine evolutionary history and producing the most comprehensive time-calibrated phylogenetic hypothesis of the group, which suggests more complex mechanisms than temperature change or ecological opportunity have controlled macroscale patterns of passerine speciation.
Tectonic collision and uplift of Wallacea triggered the global songbird radiation
- R. Moyle, C. Oliveros, B. Faircloth
- Environmental Science, BiologyNature Communications
- 30 August 2016
It is shown that songbird diversification began in the Oligocene, but accelerated in the early Miocene, at approximately half the age of most previous estimates, which reconcile songbird evolution with Earth history and link a major radiation of terrestrial biodiversity to early diversification within an isolated Australian continent.
Phylogeny and biogeography of the core babblers (Aves: Timaliidae).
- R. Moyle, Michael J. Andersen, C. Oliveros, F. Steinheimer, S. Reddy
- BiologySystematic Biology
- 1 July 2012
Although phylogenetic analysis required extensive adjustment of program settings, it ultimately produced a well-resolved phylogeny for the Timaliidae, which provided strong support for major subclades within the family but extensive paraphyly of genera.
REVISITING WALLACE'S HAUNT: COALESCENT SIMULATIONS AND COMPARATIVE NICHE MODELING REVEAL HISTORICAL MECHANISMS THAT PROMOTED AVIAN POPULATION DIVERGENCE IN THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO
- H. C. Lim, M. Rahman, S. L. Lim, R. Moyle, F. Sheldon
- Environmental ScienceEvolution; international journal of organic…
- 1 February 2011
Environmental niche modeling showed that the presence of unsuitable habitats between western and eastern Sundaland during the LGM coincided with deeper interpopulation genetic divergences, and Paleo‐riverine barriers are unlikely to have produced such a pattern, but it cannot rule out that they acted with habitat changes to impede population exchanges across the Sunda shelf.
Phylogeny and phylogenetic classification of the antbirds, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, and allies (Aves: Passeriformes: infraorder Furnariides)
- R. Moyle, R. Chesser, R. T. Brumfield, J. Tello, D. Marchese, J. Cracraft
- 1 August 2009
A phylogenetic analysis of the Furnariides sampling 124 genera supports the Melanopareidae and Grallariidae as distinct from the Rhinocryptidae and Formicariidae, respectively and erects new family‐group names for clades having high branch support across methods.