The evolutionary radiation of modern birds (Neornithes): reconciling molecules, morphology and the fossil record

@article{Dyke2004TheER,
  title={The evolutionary radiation of modern birds (Neornithes): reconciling molecules, morphology and the fossil record},
  author={Gareth J. Dyke and Marcel van Tuinen},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={141},
  pages={153-177}
}
  • G. Dyke, M. Tuinen
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
The pattern, timing and extent of the evolutionary radiation of anatomically modern birds (Neornithes) remains contentious: dramatically different timescales for this major event in vertebrate evolution have been recovered by the ‘clock-like’ modelling of molecular sequence data and from evidence extracted from the known fossil record. Because current synthesis would lead us to believe that fossil and nonfossil evidence conflict with regard to the neornithine timescale, especially at its base… Expand
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