Eurocephalidae (white-crowned shrikes)

Phylogenetic placement: Passeri: Corvides: Corvoidea

Distribution: sub-Saharan Africa

Number of extant genera: 1

Number of extant species: 2

References

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Ericson PGP, Jansén AL, Johansson US, and Ekman L (2005), Intergeneric relationships of the crows, jays, magpies and allied groups (Aves: Corvidae) based on nucleotidae sequence data, J. Avian Biol. 36, 222-234. (free reading)

Fuchs J, Cruaud C, Couloux A, and Pasquet E (2007), Complex bio-geographic history of the cuckoo-shrikes and allies (Passeriformes: Campephagidae) revealed by mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 44, 138-153. (abstract)

Haring E, Gamauf A, and Kryukov, A (2007), Phylogeographic patterns in widespread corvid birds, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 45, 840-862. (abstract)

Jønsson KA, Irestedt M, Fuchs J, Ericson PGP, Christidis L, Bowie RCK, Norman JA, Pasquet E, and Fjeldså  J (2008), Explosive avian radiations and multi-directional dispersal across Wallacea: Evidence from the Campephagidae and other crown Corvida (Aves), Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 47, 221-236.  (abstract)

Jønsson KA, Fabre PH, Ricklefs RE, and Fjeldsa J (2011), Major global radiation of corvoid birds originated in the proto-Papuan archipelago, PNAS 108, 2328-33. (pdf)

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)

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)

McCullough JM, Hruska JP, Oliveros CH, Moyle RG, and Andersen MJ (2023), Ultraconserved elements support the elevation of a new avian family, Eurocephalidae, the white-crowned shrikes, Ornithology 140, e:ukad025. (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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