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Columbimorphae
Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
File:Pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata).jpg
Pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata)
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Columbaves
Superorder: Columbimorphae
Latham, 1790
Clades

Columbimorphae is a clade that includes birds of the orders Columbiformes (pigeons and doves), Pteroclidiformes (sandgrouse), Mesitornithiformes (mesites), discovered by genome analysis.[1] Previous analysis have also recover this grouping,[2][3][4] although the exact relationships differ. Some studies indicate a sister relationship between sandgrouse and pigeons (the traditional view)[3][5][6] while other studies favor a sister grouping of mesites and sandgrouse instead.[1][4]

Columbimorphae


Columbiformes (pigeons and doves)50x50px




Pteroclidiformes (sandgrouses)50x50px



Mesitornithiformes (mesites)50x50px




References

  1. ^ a b 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. PMC 4405904Freely accessible. PMID 25504713. doi:10.1126/science.1253451. 
  2. ^ 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. PMC 1834003Freely accessible. PMID 17148284. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2006.0523. 
  3. ^ a b 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. PMID 18583609. doi:10.1126/science.1157704. 
  4. ^ a b Yuri, T.; et al. (2013). "Parsimony and Model-Based Analyses of Indels in Avian Nuclear Genes Reveal Congruent and Incongruent Phylogenetic Signals". Biology. 2 (1): 419–444. doi:10.3390/biology2010419. 
  5. ^ LIVEZEY, BRADLEY C.; ZUSI, RICHARD L. (2007). "Higher-order phylogeny of modern birds (Theropoda, Aves: Neornithes) based on comparative anatomy. II. Analysis and discussion". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 149 (1): 1–95. PMC 2517308Freely accessible. PMID 18784798. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00293.x. 
  6. ^ Gibb, Gillian C., and David Penny. "Two aspects along the continuum of pigeon evolution: A South-Pacific radiation and the relationship of pigeons within Neoaves." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 56.2 (2010): 698-706.


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