The Phylogeny of the Alcidae

  title={The Phylogeny of the Alcidae},
  author={Justus Strauch},
--An estimate of the phylogeny of 22 extant and 1 extinct species of the Alcidae was determined from compatibility analyses of 33 cladistic characters of the skeleton, integument, and natural history. The puffins were found to be a sister-group to all other alcids. Cerorhinca was found to be a puffin. The auklets were found to be a sister-group to the remaining species. Brachyramphus was found to represent a phyletic line separate from that including the other murrelets. Cepphus was found to be… CONTINUE READING