Ratites

Known as: Ratite 
An obsolete superorder of flightless birds consisting of four orders: the Apterygiformes, which includes Kiwi birds; the Casuariiformes, the… (More)
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2014
Highly Cited
2014
The evolution of the ratite birds has been widely attributed to vicariant speciation, driven by the Cretaceous breakup of the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
Ratites are large, flightless birds and include the ostrich, rheas, kiwi, emu, and cassowaries, along with extinct members, such… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
Ratites (ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries, and kiwis) are large, flightless birds that have long fascinated biologists. Their… (More)
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2005
2005
Unambiguous indicators of gender in dinosaurs are usually lost during fossilization, along with other aspects of soft tissue… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
The Southern Hemisphere has traditionally been considered as having a fundamentally vicariant history. The common trans-Pacific… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
MOORE, W. S. 1995. Inferring phylogenies from mtDNA variation: Mitochondrial-gene trees versus nucleargene trees. Evolution 49… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The origin of the ratites, large flightless birds from the Southern Hemisphere, along with their flighted sister taxa, the South… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
The ratites have stimulated much debate as to how such large flightless birds came to be distributed across the southern… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Chickens and the great flightless emu belong to two distantly related orders of birds in the carinate and ratite subclasses that… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
The avian W chromosome shares many features with the mammalian Y chromosome: it is small, mostly heterochromatic, and filled with… (More)
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