Major analytical and conceptual shortcomings in a recent taxonomic revision of the Procellariiformes—a reply to Penhallurick and Wink (2004)

  title={Major analytical and conceptual shortcomings in a recent taxonomic revision of the Procellariiformes—a reply to Penhallurick and Wink (2004)},
  author={Frank E. Rheindt and Jeremy J. Austin},
  journal={Emu - Austral Ornithology},
  pages={181 - 186}
Abstract A recent taxonomic revision of Procellariiformes by Penhallurick and Wink (2004) based on cytochrome b sequence data contains analytical and conceptual flaws that compromise the validity of the taxonomic recommendations. We identify two major shortcomings in the work. First, we question the practice of basing taxonomic recommendations on tree clades that receive no statistical support, and also highlight inconsistences n the tree-searching methods used. Second, we question Penhallurick… 
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