The phylogenetic relationships of the shags and cormorants: can sequence data resolve a disagreement between behavior and morphology?


Taxonomic arrangements for the cormorants and shags (Phalacrocoracidae) had varied greatly until two quite similar arrangements, one based on behavior and the other on osteological characters, became the basis for current thought on the evolutionary relationships of these birds. The terms cormorant and shag, which had previously been haphazardly applied to… (More)


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