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Higher-order phylogeny of modern birds (Theropoda, Aves: Neornithes) based on comparative anatomy. II. Analysis and discussion
  • B. Livezey, R. Zusi
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Zoological journal of the Linnean Society
  • 1 January 2007
In recent years, avian systematics has been characterized by a diminished reliance on morphological cladistics of modern taxa, intensive palaeornithogical research stimulated by new discoveries andExpand
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Higher-Order Phylogenetics of Modern Aves Based On Comparative Anatomy
New fossils have contributed much to our knowledge of avian origins but have shed little light on higher-order relationships among modern Aves. This is because the primary focus of paleornithology,Expand
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A functional and evolutionary analysis of Rhynchokinesis in birds
Zusi, Richard L. A Functional and Evolutionary Analysis of Rhynchokinesis in Birds. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 395, 40 pages, 20 figures, 2 tables 1984.—In this paper avian cranialExpand
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VARIATION IN THE OS PALATINUM AND ITS STRUCTURAL RELATION TO THE PALATUM OSSEUM OF BIRDS (AVES)
ABSTRACT Morphological variation in the avian palatal skeleton (palatum osseum) was publicized by Huxley (1867) and expanded upon subsequently by many authors, but variation in the included nominalExpand
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Myology of the purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis) and other hummingbirds (Aves, Trochilidae)
Zusi, Richard L., and Gregory Dean Bentz. Myology of the Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis) and Other Hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 385, 70Expand
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A feeding adaptation of the jaw articulation in new world jays (Corvidae)
--The jaw articulation of most endemic New World jays (Corvidae) has a condyle of the quadrate and an opposing cotyla of the lower jaw not found in other birds. They also have well-developed meaticExpand
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