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Alcedinidae

Kingfishers

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taxon links [up-->]Dacelo [up-->]Todiramphus [up-->]Syma [up-->]Megaceryle [up-->]Chloroceryle [up-->]Ceryle rudis [up-->]Cittura cyanotis [up-->]Alcedininae [up-->]Caridonax fulgidus [up-->]Actenoides [up-->]Tanysiptera [up-->]Halcyon [up-->]Pelargopsis Phylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Coraciiformes Interpreting the tree
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Bayesian consensus phylogeny of Alcedinidae genera from nuclear (RAG-1) and mtDNA (ND2) sequence data (Moyle, 2006).  Different relationships amongst reciprocally monophyletic subfamilies (Aledininae, Cerylinae, and Daceloninae) are found from morphological (Maurer and Raikow, 1981), DNA-DNA hybridization (Sibley and Ahlquist, 1990), and nuclear DNA sequence (Johansson and Ericson, 2003) data.
Containing group: Coraciiformes

Other Names for Alcedinidae

References

Johansson, U. S., and P. G. P. Ericson. 2003. Molecular support for a sister group relationship between Pici and Galbulae (Piciformes sensu Wetmore 1960). Journal of Avian Biology 34: 185-197.

Marks, B. D., and D. E. Willard. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of the Madagascar pygmy kingfisher (Ispidina madagariensis). Auk 122: 1271-1280.

Maurer, D., and R. J. Raikow. 1981. Appendicular myology, phylogeny, and classification of the avian order Coraciiformes (including Trogoniformes). Annals of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 50: 417-434.

Moyle, R. G. 2006. A molecular phylogeny of kingfishers (Aledinidae) with insights into early biogeographic history. Auk 123: 487-499.

Moyle, R. G., J. Fuchs, E. Pasquet, and B. D. Marks. 2007. Feeding behavior, toe count, and the phylogenetic relationships among alcedinine kingfishers (Alcedininae). Journal of Avian Biology 38(3):317326.

Sibley, C. G. and J. E. Ahlquist. 1990. Phylogeny and classification of birds: a study in molecular evolution. Yale University Press, New Haven.

Woodall, P. F. 2004. Family Alcedinidae. Pp 130-249 in del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott, J. Sargatal (eds.), Handbook of the Birds of the Worl, vol. 6. mousebirds to hornbills. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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Scientific Name Megaceryle maxima
Location Kruger National Park, South Africa
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Source Male Giant Kingfisher
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2006 Callie de Wet
Scientific Name Ceryle rudis
Location Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka, India
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Pied Kingfisher
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Ananda Debnath
Scientific Name Alcedo atthis
Location Turkey, Antalya, Titreyengol lake
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Kingfisher
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Sergey Yeliseev
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