[CT Birds] Family tree of the world’s 10,000 bird species

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Wed Nov 21 14:46:17 EST 2012


From Yale Alumni email, of interest.

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http://news.yale.edu/2012/10/31/exhaustive-family-tree-birds-shows-recent-rapid-diversification?utm_source=eline&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eline-11-2012

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> Family tree of the world’s 10,000 bird species 
> A Yale–led scientific team has produced the most comprehensive family tree for birds to date, connecting all living bird species and revealing surprising new details about their evolutionary history. Analysis of the family tree shows that birds’ diversification rate has increased over the last 50 million years, challenging the conventional wisdom of biodiversity experts.



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