Early penguin fossils, plus mitochondrial genomes, calibrate avian evolution.

@article{Slack2006EarlyPF,
  title={Early penguin fossils, plus mitochondrial genomes, calibrate avian evolution.},
  author={Kerryn Elizabeth Slack and Craig M. Jones and Tatsuro Ando and G. L. Abby Harrison and Robert Ewan Fordyce and {\'U}lfur {\'A}rnason and David Penny},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={
          1144-55
        }
}
  • K. E. SlackC. Jones D. Penny
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Environmental Science, Biology, Geography
  • Molecular biology and evolution
Testing models of macroevolution, and especially the sufficiency of microevolutionary processes, requires good collaboration between molecular biologists and paleontologists. [] Key Result The fossils, in a new genus (Waimanu), provide a lower estimate of 61-62 Ma for the divergence between penguins and other birds and thus establish a reliable calibration point for avian evolution.

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