• Publications
  • Influence
A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing
Although reconstruction of the phylogeny of living birds has progressed tremendously in the last decade, the evolutionary history of Neoaves—a clade that encompasses nearly all living birdExpand
Evolution of Avian Plumage Color in a Tetrahedral Color Space: A Phylogenetic Analysis of New World Buntings
TLDR
Comparative phylogenetic analyses using linear parsimony (in MacClade) and generalized least squares (GLS) models (in CONTINUOUS) with a molecular phylogeny of the group document that plumage color evolution in the clade has been very dynamic. Expand
Development and evolutionary origin of feathers.
  • R. Prum
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental zoology
  • 15 December 1999
TLDR
A functionally neutral model of the origin and evolutionary diversification of bird feathers based on the hierarchical details of feather development is proposed, predicting that feathers originated with the evolution of the first feather follicle-a cylindrical epidermal invagination around the base of a dermal papilla. Expand
A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing
TLDR
The results of the divergence time analyses are congruent with the palaeontological record, supporting a major radiation of crown birds in the wake of the Cretaceous–Palaeogene (K–Pg) mass extinction. Expand
PATTERNS AND PROCESSES OF DIVERSIFICATION: SPECIATION AND HISTORICAL CONGRUENCE IN SOME NEOTROPICAL BIRDS
  • J. Cracraft, R. Prum
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 May 1988
TLDR
Two genera, Pionopsitta parrots and Selenidera toucans, corroborate a well known biogeographic disjunction in which taxa endemic to southern Central America and the Chocó region of northwestern South America are the sister‐group to a radiation within the Amazon basin. Expand
The Evolutionary Origin And Diversification Of Feathers
  • R. Prum, A. Brush
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1 September 2002
TLDR
The developmental theory proposes that feathers evolved through a series of evolutionary novelties in developmental mechanisms of the follicle and feather germ, and the discovery of primitive feather fossils on nonavian theropod dinosaurs documents that feathers evolve and diversified in nonavIAN theropods before the origin of birds and before theorigin of flight. Expand
Phylogenetic Analysis of the Evolution of Display Behavior in the Neotropical Manakins (Aves: Pipridae)
TLDR
Phylogenetic systematic methods were applied in an investigation of the evolution of lek display behavior in the Neotropical manakins (Aves: Pipridae), resulting in three phylogenetic analyses of 44 display characters. Expand
Sexual selection and the evolution of mechanical sound production in manakins (Aves: Pipridae)
  • R. Prum
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 April 1998
TLDR
Modulated, non-vocal, mechanical sounds of the lek-breeding Neotropical manakins (Pipridae) are surveyed and described and it is documented that the dynamic patterns of evolution in mechanical sound production in the polygynous manAKins are highly unlikely by chance alone. Expand
PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE EVOLUTION OF ALTERNATIVE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN THE MANAKINS (AVES: PIPRIDAE)
  • R. Prum
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 October 1994
Phylogenetic analyses of lekking, lek spatial organization, and cooperative and coordinated lek display in the manakins (Aves: Pipridae) demonstrate that variation in social behavior in the group hasExpand
PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF THE NEST ARCHITECTURE OF NEOTROPICAL OVENBIRDS (FURNARIIDAE)
TLDR
This first cladistic analysis of the furnariids demonstrates the general utility of nest characters in reconstruction of avian rela- tionships, and it provides a test of monophyly for several furnariid taxa. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...