Phylogeny of Old and New World vultures (Aves: Accipitridae and Cathartidae) inferred from nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene.

@article{Wink1995PhylogenyOO,
  title={Phylogeny of Old and New World vultures (Aves: Accipitridae and Cathartidae) inferred from nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene.},
  author={Michael Wink},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={50 11-12},
  pages={868-82}
}
  • Michael Wink
  • Published 1995 in
    Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of…
The molecular phylogeny of 11 Old World and 5 New World vultures was inferred from nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b (cyt b) gene. According to this analysis carrion-feeding has evolved independently at least three times during evolution: 1.) In the New World vultures, which are clearly separated from vultures of the family Accipitridae; 2.) in the Neophron-Gypaetus clade which is positioned at the base of the Accipitrid tree and 3.) in the Gyps-Aegypius-complex which… CONTINUE READING