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Tinamous and Moa Flock Together: Mitochondrial Genome Sequence Analysis Reveals Independent Losses of Flight among Ratites

Phillips, Matthew; Gibb, Gillian C.; Crimp, Elizabeth A.; Penny, David


Ratites are large, flightless birds and include the ostrich, rheas, kiwi, emu, and cassowaries, along with extinct members, such as moa and elephant birds. Previous phylogenetic analyses of complete mitochondrial genome sequences have reinforced the traditional belief that ratites are monophyletic and tinamous are their sister group. However, in these studies ratite monophyly was enforced in the analyses that modeled rate heterogeneity among variable sites. Relaxing this topological constraint...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Systematic Biology
DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syp079


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