Phylogeny and diversification of the largest avian radiation.

@article{Barker2004PhylogenyAD,
  title={Phylogeny and diversification of the largest avian radiation.},
  author={F. Keith Barker and Alice Cibois and Peter Schikler and Julie Feinstein and Joel Cracraft},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 30},
  pages={
          11040-5
        }
}
The order Passeriformes ("perching birds") comprises extant species diversity comparable to that of living mammals. For over a decade, a single phylogenetic hypothesis based on DNA-DNA hybridization has provided the primary framework for numerous comparative analyses of passerine ecological and behavioral evolution and for tests of the causal factors accounting for rapid radiations within the group. We report here a strongly supported phylogenetic tree based on two single-copy nuclear gene… Expand
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