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The conquering of North America : dated phylogenetic and biogeographic inference of migratory behavior in bee hummingbirds [BMC Evolutionary Biology ]

Keywords : bee hummingbirds, biogeography, Mellisugini, molecular phylogeny, migration, North America

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Geographical and temporal patterns of diversification in bee hummingbirds (Mellisugini) were assessed with respect to the evolution of migration, critical for colonization of North America. We generated a dated multilocus phylogeny of the Mellisugini based on a dense sampling using Bayesian inference, maximum-likelihood and maximum parsimony methods, and reconstructed the ancestral states of distributional areas in a Bayesian framework and migratory behavior using maximum parsimony, maximum-likelihood and re-rooting methods.(...)

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