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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:   Print book : National government publication : 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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Genre/Form: Classification
Terminology
Nomenclature
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Les Christidis; Walter Boles; CSIRO Publishing.
ISBN: 9780643065116 0643065113 9780643096028 0643096027
OCLC Number: 220108027
Description: viii, 277 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Species lists --
Higher-level avian systematics --
Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds --
Palaeognathae --
Neognathae --
Neoaves: Metaves --
Neoaves: Coronaves.
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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