Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils

@article{Ericson2006DiversificationON,
  title={Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils},
  author={P. Ericson and C. Anderson and T. Britton and A. Elżanowski and U. Johansson and M. K{\"a}llersj{\"o} and J. Ohlson and T. Parsons and D. Zuccon and G. Mayr},
  journal={Biology Letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={543 - 547}
}
Patterns of diversification and timing of evolution within Neoaves, which includes almost 95% of all bird species, are virtually unknown. On the other hand, molecular data consistently indicate a Cretaceous origin of many neoavian lineages and the fossil record seems to support an Early Tertiary diversification. Here, we present the first well-resolved molecular phylogeny for Neoaves, together with divergence time estimates calibrated with a large number of stratigraphically and… Expand

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