Show simple item record Smith, N. Adam
dc.coverage.spatial eastern Pacific Ocean basin
dc.coverage.temporal Miocene
dc.coverage.temporal Pliocene 2013-01-07T16:39:46Z 2013-01-07T16:39:46Z 2013-01-04
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.2637g
dc.identifier.citation Smith NA (2013) The fossil record and phylogeny of the auklets (Pan-Alcidae, Aethiini). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12(2): 217-236.
dc.description The auklets Aethia and Ptychoramphus comprise the smallest known Alcidae (Aves, Charadriiformes) and have a fossil record that extends into the Miocene. The evolution of auklets is poorly understood because systematic hypotheses of relationships among extant auklets are largely incongruent, the morphology of auklet fossils has not been evaluated in detail, and extinct species of auklets have not been previously included in a phylogenetic analysis. Previously described auklet fossil remains are reviewed and two new species of auklet, Aethia barnesi and Aethia storeri, are described from the Miocene and Pliocene of southern California, USA. Previously described auklet fossil remains, the two newly described extinct species of auklet, and extant species of auklets and other alcids are included in combined phylogenetic analyses of morphological and molecular sequence data. Based on the results of the phylogenetic analyses, the taxonomy of fossils referred to Aethiini is revised and the evolution of the clade is evaluated in a phylogenetic context. The osteological morphology of extinct auklets appears to be little-changed from their extant relatives, suggesting that the ecological attributes of these small wing-propelled divers may also be relatively unchanged since the Miocene.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2637g/1
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2637g/2
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2637g/3
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2637g/4
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2637g/5
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1080/14772019.2012.742147
dc.subject fossil seabirds
dc.subject palaeodiversity
dc.subject wing-propelled diving
dc.subject systematics
dc.title Data from: The fossil record and phylogeny of the auklets (Pan-Alcidae, Aethiini)
dc.type Article
dwc.ScientificName Charadriiformes
dwc.ScientificName Pan-Alcidae
dwc.ScientificName Aethiini
dwc.ScientificName Aethia
dwc.ScientificName Ptychoramphus
dwc.ScientificName Aethia rossmoori
dwc.ScientificName Aethia storeri
dwc.ScientificName Aethia barnesi
dwc.ScientificName Ptychoramphus tenuis
prism.publicationName Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
dryad.dansTransferDate 2018-04-12T21:26:06.002+0000
dryad.dansArchiveDate 2018-04-16T00:02:29.308+0000

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