A MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY OF KINGFISHERS (ALCEDINIDAE) WITH INSIGHTS INTO EARLY BIOGEOGRAPHIC HISTORY

@inproceedings{Moyle2006AMP,
  title={A MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY OF KINGFISHERS (ALCEDINIDAE) WITH INSIGHTS INTO EARLY BIOGEOGRAPHIC HISTORY},
  author={Robert G. Moyle},
  year={2006}
}
  • R. Moyle
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Environmental Science, Biology
Abstract The phylogeny of kingfishers was reconstructed by comparing mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences representing 38 ingroup species. Analysis of the combined data and the nuclear data alone recovered the Alcedininae as the basal lineage in the family. This basal arrangement, and support for many relationships within the three subfamilies, allows discussion of biogeographic issues. The Australian region and Pacific islands display the highest diversity of kingfishers, but this diversity… 

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