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Picidae

Woodpeckers

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Containing group: Piciformes

Other Names for Picidae

References

Benz, B. W., M. B. Robbins, and A. T. Peterson. 2006. Evolutionary history of woodpeckers and allies (Aves: Picidae): Placing key taxa on the phylogenetic tree. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40:389399.

Fuchs, J., J. I. Ohlson, P. G. P. Ericson, and E. Pasquet. 2006. Molecular phylogeny and biogeographic history of the piculets (Piciformes: Picumninae). Journal of Avian Biology 37(5):487496.

Fuchs, J., J. I. Ohlson, P. G. P. Ericson, and E. Pasquet. 2007. Synchronous intercontinental splits between assemblages of woodpeckers suggested by molecular data. Zoologica Scripta 36(1):11-25.

Fuchs, J., J.-M. Pons, P.G.P. Ericson, C. Bonillo, A. Couloux, E. Pasquet. 2008. Molecular support for a rapid cladogenesis of the woodpecker clade Malarpicini, with further insights into the genus Picus (Piciformes: Picinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48(1):34-46.

Laybourne, R. C., D. W. Deedrick, and F. M. Hueber. 1994. Feather in amber is earliest New World fossil of Picidae. Wilson Bull. 106:1825.

Overton, L. C. and D. D. Rhoads. 2006. Molecular phylogenetic relationships of Xiphidiopicus percussus, Melanerpes, and Sphyrapicus (Aves : Picidae) based on cytochrome b sequence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41(2):288-294.

Short, L. L. 1982. Woodpeckers of the World. Delaware Museum of Natural History, Greenville, Delaware.

Short, L. L. 1988. Picidae, woodpeckers, piculets and wrynecks. In: Birds of Africa. Vol. III. Fry, C.H., Keith, S. and Urban, C.K., eds. Academic Press, London.

Styring, A. R. and M. Z. bin Hussin. 2004. Foraging ecology of woodpeckers in lowland Malaysian rain forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20:487494.

Webb, D.M. and W.S. Moore. 2005. A phylogenetic analysis of woodpeckers and their allies using 12S, cyt b, and COI nucleotide sequences (class Aves; order Piciformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36:233248.

Winkler, H. and D. A. Christie. 2002. Family Picidae (Woodpeckers). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 7. Jacamars to Woodpeckers. BirdLife International and Lynx Editions, Cambridge, UK and Barcelona.

Winkler, H., D. Christie, and D. Nurney. 1995. Woodpeckers: A Guide to the Woodpeckers of the World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Winkler, H., N. Kotaka, A. Gamauf, F. Nittinger, and E. Haring. 2005. On the phylogenetic position of the Okinawa woodpecker (Sapheopipo noguchii). Journal of Ornithology 146:103110.

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Scientific Name Dryocopus pileatus
Location Naples, Collier Co., Florida, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Pileated Woodpecker #1
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Scientific Name Colaptes auratus
Location British Columbia, Canada
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Copyright © 2005 Pete
Scientific Name Melanerpes carolinus
Location McLean County, Illinois, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Red-Bellied Woodpecker
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Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2007 Tim
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