Acrocephalidae (reed warblers)

Phylogenetic placement: Passeri: Passerides: Sylviida: Locustelloidea

Distribution: Old World and Australia, absent in the Americas and New Zealand

Number of extant genera: 7

Number of extant species: ~60

References

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Arbabi T, Gonzalez J, and Wink M (2014) A re-evaluation of phylogenetic relationships within reed warblers (Aves: Acrocephalidae) based on eight molecular loci and ISSR profiles, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 78, 304-313. (abstract)

Barker FK, Barrowclough GF, and Groth JG (2002) A phylogenetic hypothesis for passerine birds: taxonomic and biogeographic implications of an analysis of nuclear DNA sequence data, Proc. R. Soc. B 269, 295-308 (abstract)

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