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    • Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution 

      Mitchell, Kieren J; Llamas, Bastien; Soubrier, Julien; Rawlence, Nicolas J; Worthy, Trevor; Wood, Jamie; Lee, Michael S Y; Cooper, Alan (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014-05-23)
      The evolution of the ratite birds has been widely attributed to vicariant speciation, driven by the Cretaceous breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana. The early isolation of Africa and Madagascar implies that the ostrich ...