Journal article

Multilocus analysis of a taxonomically densely sampled dataset reveal extensive non-monophyly in the avian family Locustellidae

Per Alstrom, Silke Fregin, Janette A Norman, Per GP Ericson, Les Christidis, Urban Olsson

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2011

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Swedish Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We are most grateful to the following institutions or persons for samples: Goran Frisk, Ulf Johansson and Peter Nilsson and the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden; Jon Fjeldsa and Jan Bolding Kristensen and the Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; David Willard and the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA; Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Brian Gill and the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand; Australian National Wildlife Collections (CSIRO); Sharon Birks and the University of Washington Burke Museum, Seattle, USA; Martin Haase and Vogelwarte Hiddensee, Zoological Institute and Museum, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany; Staffan Andersson; Staffan Bensch; Geoff Carey and Paul Leader; Ross McGregor; Magnus Jaderblad; Ulf Ottosson; Bo Petersson; Patrik Rhonnstad; Phil Round; Yoshimitsu Shigeta; Johan Stallberg; Trevor Price; Mats Waern; and Anders Waldenstrom. P.A. is also most grateful to Cheng-te Yao and the Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute for invaluable assistance in the field. Dario Zuccon kindly sequenced S. brevirostris; Trevor Price and Udayan Borthakur generously provided a cytochrome b sequence of B. major; and Paulette Bloomer, Bernd Leisler and Takema Saitoh kindly provided information on geographic origin of some cytochrome b sequences in GenBank. Scott Edwards is gratefully acknowledged for his most valuable discussions and suggestions on BEST analyses, and for running three of the shorter BEST analyses for us; Normand David for comments on the endings of the scientific names proposed here; Edward Dickinson and Lars Larsson for various information; Peter Kennerley for comments on the Locustellidae introduction; and two anonymous referees for constructive criticism. P.A. also gratefully acknowledges the Riksmusei Vanners Linnaeus award, which has allowed him to devote time to this study. The Swedish Research Council provided financial support (Grant No. 621-2006-3194 to U.O. and 621-2007-5280 to P.E.).