Avian biodiversity: how many species and subspecies of recent birds exist(ed)?

A.R. Phillips
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Era of Allan Phillips: A Festschrift
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1997
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Abstract

Mayr and Gerloff’s (1994) recent estimates of the number of species and subspecies of modern birds are examined and found to be overly conservative, for a variety of reasons herein discussed and exemplified.

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