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Ardeae
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous to present
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Juvenile Red-throated loon (Gavia stellata)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Clade: Ardeae
Wagler, 1830

Ardeae[1] is a clade that of birds that contains Eurypygimorphae and Aequornithes, named in 2014 by genome analysis.[2] Initially members of Eurypgimorphae were originally classified in the almost obsolete clade Metaves, and Aequornithes were classified as the sister taxon to Musophagiformes or Gruiformes.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ http://www.jboyd.net/Taxo/List8.html#ardeae
  2. ^ Jarvis, E.D. et al. (2014) Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science, 346(6215):1320-1331.
  3. ^ Ericson, P. G.P; Anderson, C. L; Britton, T.; Elzanowski, A.; Johansson, U. S; Kallersjo, M.; Ohlson, J. I; Parsons, T. J; Zuccon, D.; Mayr, G. (2006). "Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils". Biology Letters. 2 (4): 543–547. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0523. 
  4. ^ Hackett, S. J.; Kimball, R. T.; Reddy, S.; et al. (2008). "A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History" (PDF). Science. 320 (5884): 1763–1768. doi:10.1126/science.1157704. 
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