DNA evidence for a Paleocene origin of the Alcidae (Aves: Charadriiformes) in the Pacific and multiple dispersals across northern oceans.

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The Alcidae is a group of marine, wing-propelled diving birds known as auks that are distributed along the coasts of the northern oceans. It has been suggested that auks originated in the Pacific coastal shores as early as the Miocene, and dispersed to the Atlantic either through the Arctic coasts of Eurasia and North America (northern dispersal route), or… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.11.020

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@article{Pereira2008DNAEF, title={DNA evidence for a Paleocene origin of the Alcidae (Aves: Charadriiformes) in the Pacific and multiple dispersals across northern oceans.}, author={Sergio L. Pereira and A. Jerry Baker}, journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution}, year={2008}, volume={46 2}, pages={430-45} }