Columbimorphae

Columbimorphae is a clade discovered by genome analysis that includes birds of the orders Columbiformes (pigeons and doves), Pterocliformes (sandgrouse), and Mesitornithiformes (mesites).[1][2] Previous analyses had also recovered this grouping,[3][4][5] although the exact relationships differed. Some studies indicated a sister relationship between sandgrouse and pigeons (the traditional view)[4][6][7] while other studies favored a sister grouping of mesites and sandgrouse instead.[5]

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

Columbiformes (pigeons and doves)Columba livia in Japan white background.JPG

Pterocliformes (sandgrouse)Pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) white background.jpg

Mesitornithiformes (mesites)Subdesert Mesite Male white background.jpg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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. Bibcode:2014Sci...346.1320J. doi:10.1126/science.1253451. PMC 4405904. PMID 25504713.
  2. ^ Prum, R.O.; Berv, J.S.; Dornburg, A.; Field, D.J.; Townsend, J.P.; Lemmon, E.M.; Lemmon, A.R. (2015). "A comprehensive phylogeny of birds (Aves) using targeted next-generation DNA sequencing". Nature. 526: 569–573. Bibcode:2015Natur.526..569P. doi:10.1038/nature15697. PMID 26444237.
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  5. ^ 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. PMC 4009869. PMID 24832669.
  6. ^ 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. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00293.x. PMC 2517308. PMID 18784798.
  7. ^ Gibb, Gillian C.; Penny, David (2010). "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): 698–706. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.04.016.