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Ancient DNA reveals elephant birds and kiwi are sister taxa and clarifies ratite bird evolution
(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 ...
Osteology Supports a Stem-Galliform Affinity for the Giant Extinct Flightless Bird Sylviornis neocaledoniae (Sylviornithidae, Galloanseres)
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
The giant flightless bird Sylviornis neocaledoniae (Aves: Sylviornithidae) existed on La Grande Terre and Ile des Pins, New Caledonia, until the late Holocene when it went extinct shortly after human arrival on these ...
The evolution of giant flightless birds and novel phylogenetic relationships for extinct fowl (Aves, Galloanseres)
(The Royal Society, 2017-10-11)
The extinct dromornithids, gastornithids and phorusrhacids are among the most spectacular birds to have ever lived, with some giants exceeding 500 kg. The affinities and evolution of these and other related extinct birds ...