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Enigmatic phylogeny of skuas (Aves: Stercorariidae)
  • B. Cohen, A. Baker, +13 authors R. Zink
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 February 1997
TLDR
Three possible explanations that might account for the discordant aspect of skua phylogeny are explored, which involve the segregation of ancestral polymorphism, convergent evolution of morphology and behaviour or inter–generic hybridization. Expand
The species of Myrsidea Waterston (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) from the Galápagos Islands, with descriptions of new taxa
Three species and one subspecies of lice in the genus Myrsidea are described and illustrated from passerine hosts from the Galapagos Islands. New taxa are: Myrsidea darwini new species (type hostExpand
Multiple cophylogenetic analyses reveal frequent cospeciation between pelecaniform birds and Pectinopygus lice.
TLDR
Perfect congruence between phylogenies is not found in this association, probably as a result of occasional host switching by the lice, thus emphasizing the need for improved cophylogenetic methodologies. Expand
Cophylogenetic relationships between penguins and their chewing lice
TLDR
Despite the paucity of cospeciation, there is support for significant congruence between the louse and penguin phylogenies due to possible failure to speciate events (parasites not speciating in response to their hosts speciating). Expand
Amendments and additions to the 1982 list of chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from birds in New Zealand
TLDR
The total number of species and subspecies of bird lice recorded from the New Zealand region and the Antarctic Ross Dependency is now 301, with four further lice have been published as new species, and another identified and reported in the literature. Expand
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