Selected readings

Chiappe, L. M. 1995. The first 85 million years of avian evolution. Nature, 378, 349-355.

Chiappe, L. M. and Dyke, G. J. 2002. The Mesozoic radiation of birds. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 33, 91-124.

Chiappe, L. M. and Dyke, G. J. 2007. The beginnings of birds: recent discoveries, ongoing arguments, and new directions. In Anderson, J. S. and Sues, H.-D. (eds.), Major Transitions in Vertebrate Evolution. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, pp. 303-336.

Chiappe, L. M. and Witmer, L. M. (eds.). 2002. Mesozoic Birds. University of California Press, Berkeley, 520pp.

Clarke, J., Tambussi, C. P., Noriega, J. I., Erickson J. M. and Ketcham, R. A. 2005. Definitive fossil evidence for the extant radiation of Aves in the Cretaceous. Nature, 433, 305-308.

Cracraft, J. and Clarke, J. 2001. The basal clades of modern birds. In Gauthier, J. and Gall, L. F. (eds.), New perspectives on the origin and early evolution of birds. Proceedings of the International Symposium in Honor of John H. Ostrom. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, pp. 143-156.

Ericson, P. G. P., Anderson, C. L., Britton, T., Elzanowski, A., Johansson, U. S., Kallersjo, M., Ohlson, J. I., Parsons, T. J., Zuccon, D. and Mayr, G. 2006. Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils. Biology Letters, 2, 543-547.

Gauthier, J. A. and Gall, L. F. (eds.). 2001. New Perspectives on the Origin and Early Evolution of Birds. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 613pp.

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