Ecology

Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Animal / parasite / ectoparasite
imago of Ornithomya avicularia ectoparasitises Gruiformes

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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

View Gruiformes Tree

This tree is based on Hackett et al. (2008).

The traditional order Gruiformes is not a natural group, and scientists have been detaching families from it for some time, starting with Pedionomidae (plains wanderer) to Charadriiformes, then Turnicidae (buttonquail) also to Charadriiformes. Recently Cariamidae (seriemas), Otididae (bustards), Mesitornithidae (mesites), Rhynochetidae (kagu), and Eurypygidae (sunbittern) have also been remove from the order. Their true relationships are not clear except that the latter two form a clade.

What remains is the core of Gruiformes, the former suborder Grues, which show close affinities in both morphological (Cracraft, 1982; Livezey, 1998) and DNA (Sibley and Ahlquist, 1990; Houde et al., 1997; Fain et al., 2007, Hackett et al. 2008) comparisons. Relationships here are based on Hackett et al. (2008).

The traditional family Rallidae is paraphyletic, since one unusual rail genus, Sarothrura (flufftails, here elevated to family level) is more closely related to Heliornithidae (finfoots) than to typical rails.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:635Public Records:343
Specimens with Sequences:497Public Species:86
Specimens with Barcodes:489Public BINs:83
Species:111         
Species With Barcodes:100         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Gruiformes

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