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Table 3 Rates of diversification.

From: An unexpectedly long history of sexual selection in birds-of-paradise

Clade Nummer of species Age Diversification rates (ε = 0) Diversification rates (ε = 0.90) Expected number of species (ε = 0) Expected number of species (ε = 0.90)
Birds-of-paradise 40 23.8 0,13 0,06 2-131 4-455
core birds-of-paradise 34 15.1 0,19 0,09 1-35 2-156
Monarchidae ~130 ~10.6 ~0,39 ~0,24 ~1-17 ~1-83
Dicuridae ~24 ~20.0 ~0,12 ~0,06 ~2-74 ~3-290
core Corvoidae 755 39.5 0,15 0,11 11-1402 19-2658
  1. Absolute rate of diversification for the entire birds-of-paradise clade, core (polygynous) birds-of-paradise, some closely related families, and core Corvoidea, estimated in absence of extinction (ε = 0) and comparatively high (ε = 0.90) relative extinction rate. The 95% confidence intervals at relative extinction rates of ε = 0 and ε = 0.90 are expressed as expected number of species for each clade. The 95% confidence intervals have been calculated as described by Magallon and Sanderson [Magallon and Sanderson 2001] and is based mean diversification rate for the core Corvoidea (at a relative extinction rates of ε = 0 and ε = 0.90) and the age of the clades.