author={Kevin P. Johnson and Selvino R. de Kort and Karen Dinwoodey and A. Christa Mateman and Carel ten Cate and Catherine M. Lessells and Dale H. Clayton},
Abstract Evolutionary history of the dove genus Streptopelia has not been examined with rigorous phylogenetic methods. We present a study of phylogenetic relationships of Streptopelia based on over 3,600 base pairs of nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences. To test for monophyly of Streptopelia, we used several other columbiform taxa, including Columba (Old and New World), Macropygia, Reinwardtoena, and the enigmatic Pink Pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri). On the basis of our analyses, Streptopelia… 

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