Parallel radiations in the primary clades of birds.

@article{Fain2004ParallelRI,
  title={Parallel radiations in the primary clades of birds.},
  author={Matthew G. Fain and P. Houde},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={
          2558-73
        }
}
  • Matthew G. Fain, P. Houde
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • Knowledge of avian phylogeny is prerequisite to understanding the circumstances and timing of the diversification of birds and the evolution of morphological, behavioral, and life-history traits. Recent molecular datasets have helped to elucidate the three most basal clades in the tree of living birds, but relationships among neoavian orders (the vast majority of birds) remain frustratingly vexing. Here, we examine intron 7 of the beta-fibrinogen gene in the most taxonomically inclusive survey… CONTINUE READING

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