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taxon links [up-->]Puffinus tenuirostris [up-->]Puffinus carneipes [up-->]Calonectris [up-->]Puffinus bulleri [up-->]Puffinus gravis [up-->]Puffinus griseus [up-->]Puffinus nativitatis [up-->]Puffinus lherminieri [up-->]Puffinus puffinus [up-->]Puffinus mauretanicus [up-->]Puffinus pacificus [up-->]Puffinus creatopus [up-->]Puffinus gavia [down<--]Procellariidae Interpreting the tree
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Relationships after Nunn and Stanley 1998 and Austin et al. 2004.

Containing group: Procellariidae

References

Austin J. J. 1996. Molecular phylogenetics of Puffinus shearwaters: Preliminary evidence from mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 6:7788.

Austin, J. J. , V. Bretagnolle, and E. Pasquet. 2004. A global molecular phylogeny of the small Puffinus shearwaters and implications for systematics of the little-Audubon's shearwater complex. Auk 121:847-864.

Brooke, M. 2004. Albatrosses and Petrels across the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York.

Gill, F. and M. Wright. 2006. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Nunn, G. B. and S. E. Stanley. 1998. Body size effects and rates of cytochrome b evolution in tube-nosed seabirds. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15:1360-1371.

Onley, D. and P. Scofield. 2007. Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World. Princeton Field Guides. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.

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Scientific Name Puffinus gravis
Location Gulf Stream off of Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Greater Shearwater
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2007 Patrick Coin
Scientific Name Puffinus nativitatis
Location east end of Tern Island, North Western Hawaiian Islands
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Christmas Shearwater
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Duncan
Scientific Name Puffinus creatopus
Location Frente a Valparaiso, Chile
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Fardela blanca (Puffinus creatopus)
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Pablo Caceres Contreras
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