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Phylogeny and evolutionary history of Old World suboscine birds (Aves, Eurylaimides) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3544

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dc.contributor.author Moyle, Robert G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chesser, Robert Terry, 1960- en_US
dc.contributor.author Prum, Richard O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schikler, Peter. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cracraft, Joel. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-12-13T21:01:40Z
dc.date.available 2006-12-13T21:01:40Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5822
dc.description 22 p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-20). en_US
dc.description.abstract Molecular and morphological data were used to derive a phylogenetic hypothesis for the Eurylaimides, an Old World bird group now known to be distributed pantropically, and to investigate the evolution and biogeography of the group. Phylogenetic results indicated that the Eurylaimides consist of two monophyletic groups, the pittas (Pittidae) and the broadbills (Eurylaimidae sensu lato), and that the broadbills consist of two highly divergent clades, one containing the sister genera Smithornis and Calyptomena, the other containing Pseudocalyptomena graueri, Sapayoa aenigma, the asity genera Philepitta and Neodrepanis, and five Asian genera. Our results indicate that over a ~10 million year time span in the early Tertiary, the Eurylaimides came to inhabit widely disjunct tropical regions and evolved disparate morphology, diet, and breeding behavior. Biogeographically, although a southern origin for the lineage is likely, time estimates for major lineage splitting do not correspond to Gondwanan vicariance events, and the biogeographic history of the crown clade is better explained by Laurasian climatic and geological processes. In particular, the timing and phylogenetic pattern suggest a likely Laurasian origin for the sole New World representative of the group, Sapayoa aenigma. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3544 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3544 2006 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Broadbills -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Broadbills -- Evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Broadbills -- Dispersal. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pittidae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pittidae -- Evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Eastern Hemisphere -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Evolution -- Eastern Hemisphere. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Dispersal -- Tropics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.title Phylogeny and evolutionary history of Old World suboscine birds (Aves, Eurylaimides) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3544 en_US
dc.title.alternative Suboscine biogeography en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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