Classification of the cormorants of the world.

@article{Kennedy2014ClassificationOT,
  title={Classification of the cormorants of the world.},
  author={M. Kennedy and H. Spencer},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={79},
  pages={
          249-57
        }
}
Relationships among the 40 or so extant species of cormorants (family Phalacrocoracidae) have been obscured by their morphological similarities, many of which have recently been shown to be the result of convergent evolution. Previous attempts to derive an evolutionarily justifiable classification for this group of birds using osteological and behavioral data have been hampered by these similarities. We present a well-resolved evolutionary tree for some 40 cormorant taxa based on the results of… Expand

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