Per G P Ericson

Summary

Affiliation: Swedish Museum of Natural History
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc A Gondwanan origin of passerine birds supported by DNA sequences of the endemic New Zealand wrens
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 269:235-41. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data reveal the major lineages of starlings, mynas and related taxa
    Dario Zuccon
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina 13, 10123 Torino, Italy
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:333-44. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Higher-level phylogeny and morphological evolution of tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannida)
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:471-83. 2006
  4. pmc Flight speeds among bird species: allometric and phylogenetic effects
    Thomas Alerstam
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS Biol 5:e197. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Whole-genome shotgun sequencing of mitochondria from ancient hair shafts
    M Thomas P Gilbert
    Centre for Ancient Genetics, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Science 317:1927-30. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Dating the diversification of the major lineages of Passeriformes (Aves)
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 14:8. 2014
  7. pmc Non-monophyly and intricate morphological evolution within the avian family Cettiidae revealed by multilocus analysis of a taxonomically densely sampled dataset
    Per Alström
    Swedish Species Information Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 11:352. 2011
  8. pmc Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, PO Box 50007, 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    Biol Lett 2:543-7. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Systematic affinities of the lyrebirds (Passeriformes: Menura), with a novel classification of the major groups of passerine birds
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, SE 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 25:53-62. 2002
  10. pmc Inter-familial relationships of the shorebirds (Aves: Charadriiformes) based on nuclear DNA sequence data
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 3:16. 2003

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. pmc A Gondwanan origin of passerine birds supported by DNA sequences of the endemic New Zealand wrens
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 269:235-41. 2002
    ..The later spread of passerines into the Northern Hemisphere reflects the northward migration of these former Gondwanan elements...
  2. ncbi request reprint Nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data reveal the major lineages of starlings, mynas and related taxa
    Dario Zuccon
    Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e dell Uomo, Universita di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina 13, 10123 Torino, Italy
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:333-44. 2006
    ..The congruence between the age of major clades, estimated by NPRS, and palaeoclimatic data present evidence for the role of climatic changes in shaping present day distribution of the group...
  3. ncbi request reprint Higher-level phylogeny and morphological evolution of tyrant flycatchers, cotingas, manakins, and their allies (Aves: Tyrannida)
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:471-83. 2006
    ..Accordingly, we propose the recognition the family Tityridae within the Tyrannida to include the genera Schiffornis, Laniisoma, Laniocera, Iodopleura, Xenopsaris, Pachyramphus, Tityra, and Oxyruncus...
  4. pmc Flight speeds among bird species: allometric and phylogenetic effects
    Thomas Alerstam
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS Biol 5:e197. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Whole-genome shotgun sequencing of mitochondria from ancient hair shafts
    M Thomas P Gilbert
    Centre for Ancient Genetics, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Science 317:1927-30. 2007
    ..The method therefore sets the stage for molecular-genetic analysis of museum collections...
  6. doi request reprint Dating the diversification of the major lineages of Passeriformes (Aves)
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 14:8. 2014
    ....
  7. pmc Non-monophyly and intricate morphological evolution within the avian family Cettiidae revealed by multilocus analysis of a taxonomically densely sampled dataset
    Per Alström
    Swedish Species Information Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 11:352. 2011
    ..We also analyse mitochondrial DNA for a larger sample, comprising multiple individuals and a large number of subspecies of polytypic species...
  8. pmc Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, PO Box 50007, 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    Biol Lett 2:543-7. 2006
    ..Our results thus do not contradict palaeontological data and show that there is no solid molecular evidence for an extensive pre-Tertiary radiation of Neoaves...
  9. ncbi request reprint Systematic affinities of the lyrebirds (Passeriformes: Menura), with a novel classification of the major groups of passerine birds
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, SE 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 25:53-62. 2002
    ..2002; Irestedt et al., 2001)...
  10. pmc Inter-familial relationships of the shorebirds (Aves: Charadriiformes) based on nuclear DNA sequence data
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 3:16. 2003
    ..We also test earlier suggestions that bustards and sandgrouses may be nested with the charadriiforms. The data is analysed with methods based on the parsimony and maximum-likelihood criteria...
  11. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny of Passerida (Aves: Passeriformes) based on nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Frescativagen 44, P O Box 50007, SE 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 29:126-38. 2003
    ..g., warblers, bulbuls, babblers, and white-eyes. The tits, penduline tits, and waxwings belong to Passerida but have no close relatives among the taxa studied herein...
  12. pmc Phylogenetic relationships of typical antbirds (Thamnophilidae) and test of incongruence based on Bayes factors
    Martin Irestedt
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, SE 104 05, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 4:23. 2004
    ..We also explore how changes in the substitution models affected the observed incongruence between partitions of our data set...
  13. ncbi request reprint A molecular phylogeny of the cotingas (Aves: Cotingidae)
    Jan I Ohlson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 42:25-37. 2007
    ..Condor 91, 444-461.] was strongly supported, as were the close relationships between Gymnoderus and Conioptilon, and between Tijuca and Lipaugus. However, basal relationships among 'core cotinga' clades were not resolved...
  14. pmc An unexpectedly long history of sexual selection in birds-of-paradise
    Martin Irestedt
    Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, PO Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 9:235. 2009
    ..We use this to assess if the rates of the evolution of sexually selected traits and speciation have been excessively high within the birds-of-paradise, as well as to re-interpret biogeographical patterns in the group...
  15. doi request reprint The Monticola rock-thrushes: phylogeny and biogeography revisited
    Dario Zuccon
    Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 55:901-10. 2010
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  16. ncbi request reprint Phylogeography of Indonesian and Sino-Himalayan region bush warblers (Cettia, Aves)
    Urban Olsson
    Department of Zoology, Goteborg University, Medicinaregatan 18, SE 413 90 Goteborg, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 41:556-65. 2006
    ..flavolivacea, are more closely related to the vulcania group than to the other taxa in the flavolivacea group, and we propose that they be treated as conspecific with C. vulcania, restricting C. flavolivacea to Myanmar and the Himalayas...
  17. doi request reprint The systematic affinity of the enigmatic Lamprolia victoriae (Aves: Passeriformes)--an example of avian dispersal between New Guinea and Fiji over Miocene intermittent land bridges?
    Martin Irestedt
    Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:1218-22. 2008
  18. ncbi request reprint Systematic relationships and biogeography of the tracheophone suboscines (Aves: Passeriformes)
    Martin Irestedt
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 23:499-512. 2002
    ....
  19. pmc Convergent evolution, habitat shifts and variable diversification rates in the ovenbird-woodcreeper family (Furnariidae)
    Martin Irestedt
    Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, PO Box 50007, SE 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Evol Biol 9:268. 2009
    ..In addition, the systematic positions of some enigmatic ovenbird taxa and the postulated monophyly of some species-rich genera are evaluated...
  20. ncbi request reprint Phylogeny and classification of the avian superfamily Sylvioidea
    Per Alström
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 38:381-97. 2006
    ..We refer to this clade as Sylvioidea. This clade is further divided into 10 main, well-supported clades, which we suggest form the basis for a revised classification...
  21. pmc The spatio-temporal colonization and diversification across the Indo-Pacific by a 'great speciator' (Aves, Erythropitta erythrogaster)
    Martin Irestedt
    Department of Biodiversity Informatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History, PO Box 50007, 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130309. 2013
    ..Our results support the view that observed latitudinal gradients of genetic divergence among avian sister species may have been affected by incomplete knowledge of taxonomic limits in tropical bird species...
  22. ncbi request reprint Non-monophyletic taxa and cryptic species--evidence from a molecular phylogeny of leaf-warblers (Phylloscopus, Aves)
    Urban Olsson
    Department of Zoology, Goteborg University, Box 463, SE 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 36:261-76. 2005
    ..The rate of morphological divergence varies considerably among the taxa in this study. Our results emphasize the importance of dense taxon sampling in intrageneric phylogenetic studies...
  23. doi request reprint The phylogenetic relationships and generic limits of finches (Fringillidae)
    Dario Zuccon
    Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:581-96. 2012
    ..Based on our results we propose a revised generic classification of finches and describe a new monotypic genus for Carpodacus rubescens...
  24. doi request reprint Molecular and morphological evidences place the extinct New Zealand endemic Turnagra capensis in the Oriolidae
    Dario Zuccon
    Dario Zuccon, Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:414-26. 2012
    ..We show also that the published molecular support to link Turnagra with Ptilonorhynchidae was biased by the use of incorrect genetic data and weak analyses...
  25. doi request reprint A complete multilocus species phylogeny of the tits and chickadees (Aves: Paridae)
    Ulf S Johansson
    Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Zoology, Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 69:852-60. 2013
    ..Finally, Hume's Ground-tit (Pseudopodoces humilis) is found to be closely related to the Green-backed Tit (Parus monticolus) and the Great Tit (Parus major). We propose a new classification that is in accordance with this phylogeny. ..
  26. doi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of the manakins (Aves: Passeriformes: Pipridae), with a new classification and the description of a new genus
    Jan I Ohlson
    Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, P O Box 50007, 10405 Stockholm, Sweden Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 69:796-804. 2013
    ..We propose a new classification of the family, where the most important modifications include recognizing the genus Ceratopipra for five species formerly placed in Pipra and the erection of a new genus for Chloropipo holochlora. ..
  27. pmc Sapayoa aenigma: a New World representative of 'Old World suboscines'
    Jon Fjeldsa
    Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Biol Sci 270:S238-41. 2003
    ....
  28. pmc Intraspecific phylogenetic analysis of Siberian woolly mammoths using complete mitochondrial genomes
    M Thomas P Gilbert
    Centre for Ancient Genetics, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:8327-32. 2008
    ..Modeling of protein structures failed to indicate any important functional difference between genomes belonging to the two clades, suggesting that the loss of clade II more likely is due to genetic drift than a selective sweep...
  29. pmc Systematic placement of an enigmatic Southeast Asian taxon Eupetes macrocerus and implications for the biogeography of a main songbird radiation, the Passerida
    Knud A Jønsson
    Vertebrate Department, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Biol Lett 3:323-6. 2007
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Molecular support for a rapid cladogenesis of the woodpecker clade Malarpicini, with further insights into the genus Picus (Piciformes: Picinae)
    Jérôme Fuchs
    UMR5202 Origine, Structure et Evolution de la Biodiversité, Departement Systematique et Evolution, Museum national d histoire naturelle, 55 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris, France
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:34-46. 2008
    ..We attribute this pattern of incongruent indels, together with short internodes in the tree, to incomplete lineage sorting...
  31. ncbi request reprint Postglacial colonization of the Tibetan plateau inferred from the matrilineal genetic structure of the endemic red-necked snow finch, Pyrgilauda ruficollis
    Yan Hua Qu
    Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 25 Beisihuanxi Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, People s Republic of China
    Mol Ecol 14:1767-81. 2005
    ..This might be due to the short glacial cycles typical of the Tibetan plateau, adaptation of P. ruficollis to cold conditions, or refugia and colonized habitat being semicontinuous and thus promoting population mixing...
  32. ncbi request reprint Systematic affinities of two enigmatic New Zealand passerines of high conservation priority, the hihi or stitchbird Notiomystis cincta and the kokako Callaeas cinerea
    John G Ewen
    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:281-4. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic relationship of snow finch complex (genera Montifringilla, Pyrgilauda, and Onychostruthus) from the Tibetan plateau
    Yanhua Qu
    Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 Zhongguancun Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, China
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 40:218-26. 2006
    ....
  34. pmc Out of Gondwanaland; the evolutionary history of cooperative breeding and social behaviour among crows, magpies, jays and allies
    Jan Ekman
    Population Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1117-25. 2006
    ..Some corvid species lost only alloparental care, while maintaining coherent family groups. Other species lost family cohesion and, as a corollary, they also lost the behaviour where retained offspring provide alloparental care...
  35. ncbi request reprint Build-up of the Himalayan avifauna through immigration: a biogeographical analysis of the Phylloscopus and Seicercus warblers
    Ulf S Johansson
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1101 E 57th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Evolution 61:324-33. 2007
    ..The apparent lack of speciation within the Himalayas stands in contrast to the mountain-driven Pleistocene speciation suggested for the Andes and the East African mountains...
  36. doi request reprint Explosive avian radiations and multi-directional dispersal across Wallacea: evidence from the Campephagidae and other Crown Corvida (Aves)
    Knud A Jønsson
    Vertebrate Department, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:221-36. 2008
    ..Furthermore, the study reveals that in the Campephagidae a complex series of dispersal events rather than vicariance is the most likely explanation for the current biogeographic pattern in the region...
  37. doi request reprint What is proper vouchering in phylogenetic studies of birds?--a reply to Peterson et al. (2007)
    Urban Olsson
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 48:383-5. 2008