Eufalconimorphae

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Eufalconimorphae
Temporal range: Eocene - Holocene, 55–0Ma
Common kestrel falco tinnunculus.jpg
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Australaves
Clade: Eufalconimorphae
Suh et al., 2011
Subclades

Eufalconimorphae is a proposed clade of birds, consisting of passerines, parrots and falcons (but not other raptors).[1] It has whole-genome DNA support.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander Suh, Martin Paus, Martin Kiefmann, Gennady Churakov, Franziska Anni Franke, Jürgen Brosius, Jan Ole Kriegs & Jürgen Schmitz (2011). "Mesozoic retroposons reveal parrots as the closest living relatives of passerine birds". Nature Communications 2 (8): 443. doi:10.1038/ncomms1448. PMC 3265382. PMID 21863010. 
  2. ^ Jarvis, E. D.; Mirarab, S.; Aberer, A. J.; Li, B.; Houde, P.; Li, C.; Ho, S. Y. W.; Faircloth, B. C.; Nabholz, B.; Howard, J. T.; Suh, A.; Weber, C. C.; Da Fonseca, R. R.; Li, J.; Zhang, F.; Li, H.; Zhou, L.; Narula, N.; Liu, L.; Ganapathy, G.; Boussau, B.; Bayzid, M. S.; Zavidovych, V.; Subramanian, S.; Gabaldon, T.; Capella-Gutierrez, S.; Huerta-Cepas, J.; Rekepalli, B.; Munch, K. et al. (2014-12-12). "Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds". Science 346 (6215): 1320–1331. doi:10.1126/science.1253451.  edit

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