Classification of the cormorants of the world.

  title={Classification of the cormorants of the world.},
  author={Martyn Kennedy and Hamish G. Spencer},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},

Complete mitochondrial genome of the Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)

The complete sequence of the Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) mitochondrial DNA was obtained by the shotgun sequencing approach and will be a useful tool for further phylogenetic and population genetic studies.

Characterisation of 11 Microsatellite DNA Markers from the Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Brasilianus)

The microsatellite markers identified and characterised in the present study are the first set developed for P. brasilianus and will contribute to the genetic map, quantitative traits mapping, and phylogenetic analysis of this species.

Complete mitochondrial genome of the Japanese Cormorant Phalacrocorax capillatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850) (Suliformes: Phalacrocoracidae)

The phylogenetic analysis using the obtained sequence showed that P. capillatus is closest to P. carbo, and the assembled genome was 19,105 bp in length.

Molecular and morphological characterization of Austrodiplostomum ostrowskiae Dronen, 2009 (Digenea: Diplostomatidae), a parasite of cormorants in the Americas

A link between the metacercariae in fish and the adults in cormorants was established, indicating also that a single species is found in the distribution range comprising southern USA, southwards to Venezuela.

Genetic and morphological evidence for two species of Leucocarbo shag (Aves, Pelecaniformes, Phalacrocoracidae) from southern South Island of New Zealand

Ancient DNA analyses indicate that under the diagnosable species concept the two lineages of Stewart Island shag represent two separate species, which are now recognized as the Otago shag, L. chalconotus.

Genetic variation of mitochondrial DNA in Phalacrocorax carbo in Japan

The results suggest the need for further surveillance of the P. carbo genetic lineage, regardless of the geographical distribution, and identify four new haplotypes but no clear genetic evidence distinguishing the Kawa-u as a distinct subspecies of P.carbo.

Species of Apatemon Szidat, 1928 and Australapatemon Sudarikov, 1959 (Trematoda: Strigeidae) from New Zealand: linking and characterising life cycle stages with morphology and molecules

The status of Apatemon and Australapatemon as distinct genera is confirmed based on their respective monophyly, and genetic divergence between them is comparable to other well-established genera in the Strigeidae.

Parasites of the Neotropic cormorant Nannopterum (Phalacrocorax) brasilianus (Aves, Phalacrocoracidae) in Chile.

  • D. GONZÁLEZ-ACUÑAS. Llanos-Soto L. Moreno
  • Biology
    Revista brasileira de parasitologia veterinaria = Brazilian journal of veterinary parasitology : Orgao Oficial do Colegio Brasileiro de Parasitologia Veterinaria
  • 2020
This study documents the parasitic fauna present in 80 Neotropic cormorants' carcasses collected from 2001 to 2008 in Antofagasta, Biobío, and Ñuble regions of Chile, and reports the first report of P. gyroceras to Chile.

Behavior and seasonal abundance of Neotropic Cormorant Nannopterum brasilianus (Gmelin, 1789) in southeastern, Brazil

This study elaborates and quantitatively evaluates the ethogram and seasonal abundance of this species at Lake Acu, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and can be used as a starting point for further ethological studies on the species.



The phylogenetic relationships of the shags and cormorants: can sequence data resolve a disagreement between behavior and morphology?

Until more taxa are sampled and a fully robust phylogeny is obtained, a conservative approach accepting a single genus, Phalacrocorax, for the shags and cormorants is recommended.

The phylogenetic position of the Galápagos Cormorant.

Phylogeny of the Phalacrocoracidae

A phylogenetic analysis of the Recent taxa of Phalacrocoracidae using qualitative osteological characters concluded that cormorants are characterized by convergences, hags by reversals, and the nature of homoplasy in the family is discussed.

Descriptions and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and two new species of Oligo-Miocene cormorants (Aves: Phalacrocoracidae) from Australia

Tertiary cormorant fossils from Late Oligocene deposits in Australia are described and it is indicated that Nambashag is the sister taxon to the Early Miocene Nectornis miocaenus of Europe and all extant phalacrocoracids.

A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History

This study examined ∼32 kilobases of aligned nuclear DNA sequences from 19 independent loci for 169 species, representing all major extant groups, and recovered a robust phylogeny from a genome-wide signal supported by multiple analytical methods.

A New Species of Oligo-Miocene Darter (Aves: Anhingidae) from Australia

A single fossil tarsometatarsus from the Etadunna Formation at the Snake Dam Locality in South Australia reveals the first pre-Pliocene record of anhingids in Australia, and indicates a probable Early Oligocene to Eocene age for the common ancestor of anindingids and phalacrocoracids.

Identifying cliques of convergent characters: concerted evolution in the cormorants and shags.

This work presents a procedure that uses an independent data source to identify sets of characters that have undergone concerted convergent evolution and suggests that these cliques of characters are the result of similar selective pressures and are a signature of concerted convergence.