Phylogeny and Diversification of Modern Passerines

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiving Dinosaurs
Subtitle of host publicationThe Evolutionary History of Modern Birds
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780470656662
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011


  • DNA-DNA hybridization data - and monophyly of the Passeriformes
  • Darwin's finches of Galapagos - and the Hawaiian honeycreepers
  • Monophyly, relationships - and inordinate diversity of passerine birds
  • Near biogeographic parallelism - in two clades of passerines, biogeography of oscine diversification and questions on lineage patterns of diversity
  • Nonuniformity of avian lineage diversities
  • Passerines (Aves, Order Passeriformes) - over half of modern avian species diversity
  • Phylogeny and diversification of modern Passerines
  • Relationships and diversity patterns within passeriformes - DNA-DNA hybridization data
  • Relationships of passerines to other birds - areas of controversy
  • Use of DNA-DNA hybridization in phylogenetics - its acme in 1980s to early 1990s, application in mammalian and avian systematics

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