The evolutionary history of cockatoos (Aves: Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae).

@article{White2011TheEH,
  title={The evolutionary history of cockatoos (Aves: Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae).},
  author={Nicole E. White and Matthew J Phillips and Marcus Thomas Pius Gilbert and Alonzo Alfaro-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Eske Willerslev and Peter R. Mawson and Peter B. S. Spencer and Michael Bunce},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={615-22}
}
Cockatoos are the distinctive family Cacatuidae, a major lineage of the order of parrots (Psittaciformes) and distributed throughout the Australasian region of the world. However, the evolutionary history of cockatoos is not well understood. We investigated the phylogeny of cockatoos based on three mitochondrial and three nuclear DNA genes obtained from 16 of 21 species of Cacatuidae. In addition, five novel mitochondrial genomes were used to estimate time of divergence and our estimates… CONTINUE READING
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