The global diversity of birds in space and time

SBSC scientist Walter Jetz and others published the most comprehensive family tree for birds to date [1], connecting all living bird species — nearly 10,000 in total — and revealing surprising new details about their evolutionary history and its geographic context. Read the article here.

 


References

  1. Jetz W, Thomas GH, Joy JB, Hartmann K, Mooers AO. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature. 2012 Nov 15;491(7424):444-8.