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Recent content by albertonykus

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    Galliformes

    Kimball, R.T., M. Guido, P.A. Hosner, and E.L.Braun (2021) When good mitochondria go bad: cyto-nuclear discordance in landfowl (Aves: Galliformes) Gene 801: 145841 doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2021.145841 Mitochondrial sequences were among the first molecular data collected for phylogenetic studies and...
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    Pleistocene birds from Sima del Elefante

    Núñez-Lahuerta, C., J. Galán, G. Cuenca-Bescós, and R. Huguet (2021) Birds from Sima del Elefante, Atapuerca, Spain: palaeoecological implications in the oldest human bearing levels of the Iberian Peninsula Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 127: 453–484 Palaeoenvironmental...
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    Ratites

    Wang, Z., J. Zhang, X. Xu, C. Witt, Y. Deng, G. Chenc, G. Meng, S. Feng, L. Xu, T. Szekely, G. Zhang, and Q. Zhou (2021) Phylogeny and sex chromosome evolution of Palaeognathae Journal of Genetics and Genomics (advance online publication) doi: 10.1016/j.jgg.2021.06.013 Many paleognaths (ratites...
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    Rallidae

    Kirchman, J.J., N.R. McInerney, T.C. Giarla, S.L. Olson, E. Slikas, and R.C. Fleischer (2021) Phylogeny based on ultra-conserved elements clarifies the evolution of rails and allies (Ralloidea) and is the basis for a revised classification Ornithology (advance online publication) doi...
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    More Babbler shuffling!

    Marcaigh, F.Ó., D.J. Kelly, D.P. O'Connell, D. Dunleavy, A. Clark, N. Lawless, A. Karya, K. Analuddin, and N.M. Marples (2021) Evolution in the understorey: the Sulawesi babbler Pellorneum celebense (Passeriformes: Pellorneidae) has diverged rapidly on land-bridge islands in the Wallacean...
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    Teratornithids from the Pleistocene of Argentina

    Cenizo, M., J.I. Noriega, R.I. Vezzosi, D. Tassara, and R. Tomassini (2021) First Pleistocene South American Teratornithidae (Aves): new insights into the late evolutionary history of teratorns Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (advance online publication) doi: 10.1080/02724634.2021.1927064...
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    Evolution of avian brain integration and scaling

    Watanabe, A., A.M. Balanoff, P.M. Gignac, M.E.L. Gold, and M.A. Norell (2021) Novel neuroanatomical integration and scaling define avian brain shape evolution and development eLife 10: e68809 doi: 10.7554/eLife.68809 How do large and unique brains evolve? Historically, comparative...
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    Characterization of extinct Quaternary birds

    Fromm, A. and S. Meiri (2021) Big, flightless, insular and dead: characterising the extinct birds of the Quaternary Journal of Biogeography (advance online publication) doi: 10.1111/jbi.14206 Aim Birds have recently undergone a major extinction event which apparently is ongoing. According to...
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    Accipitridae

    Catanach, T.A., M.R. Halley, J.M. Allen, J.A. Johnson, R. Thorstrom, S. Palhano, C.P. Thunder, J.C. Gallardo, and J.D. Weckstein (2021) Systematics and conservation of an endemic radiation of Accipiter hawks in the Caribbean islands Ornithology (advance online publication) doi...
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    Feeding ecology of the Chatham Island duck

    Salvador, R.B., K.M. Rogers, A.J.D. Tennyson, and B.M. Tomotani (2021) Feeding ecology analysis supports a marine diet in the extinct Chatham Island Duck (Anas chathamica) Emu (advance online publication) doi: 10.1080/01584197.2021.1939719 The Chatham Island Duck, Anas chathamica, is one of...
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    Troglodytidae

    Mikkelsen, E.K. and D. Irwin (2021) Ongoing production of low-fitness hybrids limits range overlap between divergent cryptic species Molecular Ecology (advance online publication) doi: 10.1111/mec.16015 Contact zones between recently-diverged taxa provide opportunities to examine the causes of...
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    Ignotornis seoungjoseoi ichnosp. nov.

    Kang, S.H., L.G. Buckley, R.T. McCrea, K.S. Kim, M.G. Lockley, J.D. Lim, H.S. Lim, and C.-B. Kim (2021) First report of bird tracks (Ignotornis seoungjoseoi ichnosp. nov.) from the Jinju Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Sacheon City, Korea Cretaceous Research (advance online publication) doi...
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    Parrots

    Martini, D., N. Dussex, B.C. Robertson, N.J. Gemmell, and M. Knapp (2021) Evolution of the world’s only alpine parrot – genomic adaptation or phenotypic plasticity, behaviour and ecology? Molecular Ecology (advance online publication) doi: 10.1111/mec.15978 Climate warming, in particular in...
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    Eggs of dwarf emus

    Hume, J.P. and C. Robertson (2021) Eggs of extinct dwarf island emus retained large size Biology Letters 17: 20210012 doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2021.0012 Islands off southern Australia once harboured three subspecies of the mainland emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), the smaller Tasmanian emu (D. n...
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    Pectoral girdle morphology of early paravians

    Novas, F.E., M.J. Motta, F.L. Agnolín, S. Rozadilla, G.E. Lo Coco, and F. Brissón Egli (2021) Comments on the morphology of basal paravian shoulder girdle: new data based on unenlagiid theropods and paleognath birds Frontiers in Earth Science 9: 662167 doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.662167 In 1976...
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