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We thank F. Keith Barker, Alice Cibois, and collaborators for providing access to their data. We received valuable comments on earlier drafts from Shannon Hackett, Nancy Simmons, Chris Raxworthy, and Juan Carlos Morales. The DePaul Bioinformatics Group, part of the Illinois Bio-grid at Depaul University provided access to their supercomputing facilities to enable the Bayesian analysis. We are grateful for Torsten Eriksson and Joseph Hughes for writing Perl scripts to make bootstrapping in r8s easier. This project was funded by generous research grants from the Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund and the Department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History. This paper is a contribution from the Monell Molecular Laboratory and the Cullman Research Facility in the Department of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History, and has received generous support from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics Studies, a joint initiative of The New York Botanical Garden and The American Museum of Natural History.
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