Ground RollersJoseph W. Brown
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Kirchman, J. J., S. J. Hackett, S. M. Goodman, and J. M. Bates. 2001. Phylogeny and systematics of ground rollers (Brachypteraciidae) of Madagascar. Auk 118: 849-863.
Mayr, G., and C. Mourer-Chauviré. 2000. Rollers (Aves: Coraciiformes s.s.) from the middle eocene of Messel (Germany) and the upper eocene of the quercy (France). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20: 533-546.
Mayr, G., and C. Mourer-Chauviré. 2003. Phylogeny and fossil record of the Brachypteraciidae: a comment on Kirchman et al. (2001). Auk 120: 202-203.
Joseph W. Brown
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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- First online 20 December 2005
- Content changed 27 June 2008
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