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21st March 2019

Where did the trogons come from?

Posted in: biodiversity, demography, diversification, DNA sequencing, evolution, News, palaeontology, phylogeny

Genetic study traces the origins of this tropical bird family. Jente Ottenburghs Uppsala University, Sweden LINKED PAPER Rapid Laurasian diversification of a pantropical bird family during the Oligocene–Miocene transition. Oliveros, C. H., Anderson, M. J., Hosner, P. A., Mauck III, W. M., Sheldon, F. H., Cracraft, J. & Moyle, R. G. 2019. IBIS. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12707. […]

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3rd December 2018

Same but different

Posted in: phylogeny, Taxonomy

Similar appearances do not necessarily reflect close relationships in leaf warblers

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1st October 2018

Explosive wagtail evolution

Posted in: evolution, News, phylogeny, plumage

Plumage phenotypes, mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA tell different stories

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11th December 2017

Rufous-headed Robin – on the brink of extinction?

Posted in: distribution, phylogeny, song

Or has the Rufous-headed Robin already gone extinct?

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