The historical biogeography of terrestrial gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes)

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Crowe, Timothy M en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, Vincent Charl en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-02T13:55:43Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-02T13:55:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van der Merwe, V. 2011. The historical biogeography of terrestrial gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes). University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12636
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p.36-44). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Whilst the phylogenetic relations of gamebirds are now well understood, there is a great lack of consensus on their biogeographical relationships. It has been suggested that the basal galliform clades, namely the megapodes from Australasia and the cracids from South and Central America, have their origins in the northern hemisphere and have colonised the southern hemisphere more recently. Those in favour of a Northern Hemisphere origin suggest that stem galliforms originated only after the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction event. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Conservation Biology en_ZA
dc.title The historical biogeography of terrestrial gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes) en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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