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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 ...
A Plains-wanderer (Pedionomidae) that did not wander plains: a new species from the Oligocene of South Australia
(John Wiley & Sons, inc., 2014-11-03)
The remarkable fauna of Australia evolved in isolation from other landmasses for millions of years, yet understanding the evolutionary history of endemic avian lineages on the continent is confounded by the ability of birds ...
Southern extensions for Holocene records of Australian pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) and New Zealand musk duck (Biziura delautouri) in New Zealand
(Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2014)