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The evolutionary history of Eurasian redstarts , Phoenicurus

  title={The evolutionary history of Eurasian redstarts , Phoenicurus},
  author={Kemal Topaç},
The bird genus Phoenicurus comprises 10 to 11 species that occur from Europe through Asia. To resolve their phylogenetic relationships, their phylogeography and the tempo of their evolution, the mitochondrial cytochrome-b gene was sequenced for 16 taxa. The Bayesian maximum likelihood tree and neighbor-joining dendrogram computed from the resulting data are nearly identical. The genus seems to have diverged from turdine stock approximately 5.25 ± 0.25 MYA in central Asia, and then underwent a… Expand

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