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Ground Rollers

Joseph W. Brown taxon links Monophyly Uncertain[down<--]Coraciiformes Interpreting the tree
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Tree based on morphological (Mayr and Mourer-Chauviré, 2000) and mitochondiral DNA (Kirchman et al., 2001) data.
Containing group: Coraciiformes

Other Names for Brachypteraciidae


Kirchman, J. J., S. J. Hackett, S. M. Goodman, and J. M. Bates. 2001. Phylogeny and systematics of ground rollers (Brachypteraciidae) of Madagascar. Auk 118: 849-863.

Mayr, G., and C. Mourer-Chauviré. 2000. Rollers (Aves: Coraciiformes s.s.) from the middle eocene of Messel (Germany) and the upper eocene of the quercy (France). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20: 533-546.

Mayr, G., and C. Mourer-Chauviré. 2003. Phylogeny and fossil record of the Brachypteraciidae: a comment on Kirchman et al. (2001). Auk 120: 202-203.

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Joseph W. Brown
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

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