A Phylogenetic Analysis of Recent Anseriform Genera Using Morphological Characters

@inproceedings{LIVEZEY2003APA,
  title={A Phylogenetic Analysis of Recent Anseriform Genera Using Morphological Characters},
  author={BRADLEY C. LIVEZEY},
  year={2003}
}
--A phylogenetic analysis of all Recent genera of the Anseriformes using 120 morphological characters supports much of the current consensus regarding intraordinal relationships. I found that (1) Anseranas hould be placed in a monotypic family; (2) Dendrocygna, Thalassornis, geese and swans, and Stictonetta re paraphyletic to the rest of the Anatidae; (3) Cereopsis the sister group to Anser and Branta, and Coscoroba is the sister group to Cygnus and Olor; (4) Plectropterus i the sister group to… CONTINUE READING
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