Artamidae (woodswallows, butcherbirds and allies)

Phylogenetic placement: Passeri: Corvides: Malaconotoidea

Distribution: South and Southeast Asia, Wallacea, Australia, New Guinea

Number of extant genera: 6

Number of extant species: 25

References

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Cake M, Black A, and Joseph L (2018), The generic taxonomy of the Australian Magpie and Australo-Papuan butcherbirds is not at all black-and-white, Bull. Brit. Ornithol. Club 138, 346-359. (free pdf)

Fuchs J, Irestedt M, Fjeldså J, Couloux A, Pasquet E, and Bowie RCK (2012), Molecular phylogeny of African bush-shrikes and allies: tracing the biogeographic history of an explosive radiation of corvoid birds, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 64,93-105. (abstract)

Jønsson KA, Fabre PH, Kennedy JD, Holt BG, Borregaard MK, Rahbek C, and Fjeldså J (2016), A supermatrix phylogeny of corvoid passerine birds (Aves: Corvides), Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 94, 87-94. (abstract)

Kearns AM, Joseph L, and Cook LG (2013), A multilocus coalescent analysis of the speciational history of the Australo-Papuan butcherbirds and their allies, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 66, 941-952. (abstract)

Kearns AM, Joseph L, Toon A, and Cook LG (2014), Australia's arid-adapted butcherbirds experienced range expansions during Pleistocene glacial maxima, Nature Comm. 5, e:3994. (free pdf)

Kuhl H, Frankl-Vilches C, Bakker A, Mayr G, Nikolaus G, Boerno ST, Klages S, Timmermann B, and Gahr M (2021), An unbiased molecular approach using 3'UTRs resolves the avian family-level tree of life, MolBiolEvol. 38, 108-127. (pdf) 

McCullough JM, Oliveros CH, Benz BW, Zenil-Ferguson R, Cracraft J, Moyle RG, and Andersen MJ (2022), Wallacean and Melanesian islands promote higher rates of diversification within the global passerine radiation Corvides, Syst. Biol. 71, 1423-39, [and suppl. figure S6]. (free pdf)

Moyle RG, Oliveros CH, Andersen MJ, Hosner PA, Benz BW, Manthey JD, Travers SL, Brown RM, and Faircloth BC (2016), Tectonic collision and uplift of Wallacea triggered the global songbird radiation, Nat. Commun. 7, e:12709. (free pdf)

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Schodde R, and Christidis L (2014), Relicts from Tertiary Australasia: undescribed families and subfamilies of songbirds (Passeriformes) and their zoogeographic signal, Zootaxa 3786, 501-522. (free pdf)

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