The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Endemic Genera of Australo-Papuan Hawks

  title={The Phylogenetic Relationships of the Endemic Genera of Australo-Papuan Hawks},
  author={George F. Barrowclough and Jeff G. Groth and Jonas E. Lai and Susan M. Tsang},
Abstract Six genera of accipitrids (Erythrotriorchis, Hamirostra, Harpyopsis, Henicopernis, Lophoictinia, and Megatriorchis), composed of a total of eight species, are endemic to the Australo-Papuan region. Traditionally, these were assigned to four subfamilies in the Accipitridae; however, a recent hypothesis suggested they together comprise an endemic radiation of closely related genera and species. We investigated these alternatives using phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequences of the slowly… 
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Birds of Prey
  • Белик
  • Environmental Science
    Springer International Publishing
  • 2018


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