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Literature and web links

Aiello Leslie C. Wheeler, Peter. 1995 The Expensive-Tissue Hypothesis: The Brain and the Digestive System in Human and Primate Evolution Current Anthropology, Vol. 36, No. 2 199-221

Brown, D.M. and C.A. Toft. 1999. Molecular systematics and biogeography of the cockatoos (Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae). Auk 116(1):141-157.

Feduccia Alan, 1996. The origin and Evolution of Birds 2nd edition Yale University press, New Haven and London

Juniper T. and Parr. M Parrots, 1998. A guide to Parrots of the World. Pica Press Sussex.

Mayr, Gerald. 2002 On the osteology and phylogenetic affinities of the Pseudasturidae – Lower Eocene stem-group representatives of parrots (Aves, Psittaciformes) Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society Volume 136, Issue 4, Page 715-729, Dec 

Pepperberg, I.M., and Gordon, J.D. (2005). Number Comprehension by a Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Including a Zero-Like Concept. J. Comp. Psych, 2005, Vol. 119, No. 2, 197-209.

Stidham, Thomas A. 1998 A lower jaw from a Cretaceous parrot Nature 396, 29-30  Scientific CorrespondenceWaterhouse, D. M. 2006. Parrots in a nutshell: The Fossil Record of Psittaciformes (Aves). Historical Biology: 223-234


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