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Acanthisittidae

New Zealand wrens

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Containing group: Passeriformes

Other Names for Acanthisittidae

References

Cooper, A. 1994. Ancient DNA sequences reveal unsuspected phylogenetic relationships within New Zealand wrens (Acanthisittidae). Experientia 50(6):558-563.

Ericson, P. G. P., L. Christidis, A. Cooper, M. Irestedt, J. Jackson, U. S. Johansson, and J. A. Norman. 2002. A Gondwanan origin of passerine birds supported by DNA sequences of the endemic New Zealand wrens. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 269:235241.

Oliver, W. R. B., New Zealand Birds. 2nd Ed., A. H. and A. W. Reed, Wellington 1955.

Raikow, R. J. 1987. Hindlimb myology and evolution of the Old World suboscine passerine birds (Acanthisittidae, Pittidae, Philepittidae, Eurylaimidae). Ornithological Monographs 41:181.

Sibley, C. G., G. R. Williams, and J. E. Ahlquist. 1982. The relationships of the New Zealand wrens (Acanthisittidae) as indicated by DNA-DNA hybridisation. Notornis 29:113130.

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Scientific Name Acanthisitta chloris, Xenicus gilviventris, Xenicus longipes
Comments top: Acanthisitta female (left), male (right); bottom-left: Xenicus gilviventris; bottom-right: Xenicus longipes
Reference Buller, W. L. 1873. Birds of New Zealand.
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