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Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds

Author: Les Christidis; Walter Boles; CSIRO Publishing.
Publisher: Collingwood, VIC : CSIRO Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents an up-to-date classification of Australian birds. Building on the authors' 1994 book, The Taxonomy and Species of Birds of Australia and its Territories, it incorporates the extensive volume of relevant systematic work since then. The findings of these studies are summarised and evaluated in the explanations for the taxonomic treatments adopted, and with the extensive citations, the book serves  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Les Christidis; Walter Boles; CSIRO Publishing.
ISBN: 0643065113 9780643065116 0643096027 9780643096028
OCLC Number: 488685950
Description: viii, 277 s. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Taxonomic decisions 2 Species concepts 6 Taxonomic methods 10 English names 10 Species lists 13 Main species list 14 Supplementary list 41 Higher-level avian systematics 43 Palaeognathae (Struthioniformes --
Casuariiformes) 43 Neognathae 44 Galloanseres (Galliformes --
Anseriformes) 44 Neoaves 44 Metaves 45 Phaethontiformes 46 Podicipediformes --
Phoenicopteriformes 46 Columbiformes 46 Caprimulgiformes --
Apodiformes 47 Coronaves 48 Procellariiformes --
Sphenisciformes 48 Pelecaniformes --
Ciconiiformes 49 Falconiformes --
Accipitriformes 50 Gruiformes --
Turniciformes --
Charadriiformes 51 Psittaciformes 53 Cuculiformes 53 Strigiformes 54 Coraciiformes 54 Passeriformes 55 Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds 57
Responsibility: Les Christidis and Walter E. Boles.
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A comprehensive introduction to the recent systematic literature of Australian birds.  Read more...

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"The importance of this publication is that in all probability it will become the benchmark for the taxonomy of Australian birds for the coming years."

 
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