Late Cretaceous - Holocene, 66–0Ma
|Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus|
Australaves is a clade of birds, consisting of the Eufalconimorphae (passerines, parrots and falcons) as well as the Cariamae (including seriamas and the extinct "terror birds"). It was first defined by Ericson in 2012.
A rough consensus of current research is reproduced below, based on Naish (2012).
- Kimball RT, Wang N, Heimer-McGinn V, Ferguson C, Braun EL 2013 Identifying localized biases in large datasets: A case study using the Avian Tree of Life. Mol Phylogenet Evol doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.029
- Naish, D. (2012). "Birds." Pp. 379-423 in Brett-Surman, M.K., Holtz, T.R., and Farlow, J. O. (eds.), The Complete Dinosaur (Second Edition). Indiana University Press (Bloomington & Indianapolis).
- Ericson, P. G. (2012). "Evolution of terrestrial birds in three continents: biogeography and parallel radiations." Journal of Biogeography, 39(5): 813-824.
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