Multilocus phylogeny of the avian family Alaudidae (larks) reveals complex morphological evolution, non-monophyletic genera and hidden species diversity

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Alström, Per; Barnes, Keith N.; Barker, F. Keith; Olsson, Urban; Bloomer, Paulette; Khan, Aleem Ahmed; Qureshi, Masood Ahmed; Guillaumet, Alban; Crochet, Pierre-André; Ryan, Peter G.;
(2013)
  • Subject: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Zoology | Genetics (medical genetics to be 30107 and agricultural genetics to be 40402) | Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (methods development to be 10203) | Biological Systematics | Evolutionary Biology

The Alaudidae (larks) is a large family of songbirds in the superfamily Sylvioidea. Larks are cosmopolitan, although species-level diversity is by far largest in Africa, followed by Eurasia, whereas Australasia and the New World have only one species each. The present s... View more
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