Phylogenetic Analysis of Pelecaniformes (Aves) Based on Osteological Data: Implications for Waterbird Phylogeny and Fossil Calibration Studies

@article{Smith2010PhylogeneticAO,
  title={Phylogenetic Analysis of Pelecaniformes (Aves) Based on Osteological Data: Implications for Waterbird Phylogeny and Fossil Calibration Studies},
  author={Nathan D Smith},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2010},
  volume={5}
}
  • N. Smith
  • Published 14 October 2010
  • Biology
  • PLoS ONE
BACKGROUND Debate regarding the monophyly and relationships of the avian order Pelecaniformes represents a classic example of discord between morphological and molecular estimates of phylogeny. [] Key MethodBorvocarbo stoeffelensis) were also assessed. The antiquity of these taxa and their purported status as stem members of extant families makes them valuable for studies of higher-level avian diversification. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Pelecaniform monophyly is not recovered, with Phaethontidae…
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