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Table 1 Ardeid species sampled in this study

From: The complete mitochondrial genomes of sixteen ardeid birds revealing the evolutionary process of the gene rearrangements

Common name Scientific name Collection location
Ardeinae   
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Xiamen, Fujian
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Changchun, Jilin
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta Xiamen, Fujian
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia Nanjing, Jiangsu
Cattle Egret Ardea ibis Xiamen, Fujian
Striated Heron Butorides striatus Nanjing, Jiangsu
Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus Xiamen, Fujian
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Xiamen, Fujian
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes Zhangzhou, Fujian
Eastern Reef heron Egretta sacra Zhangzhou, Fujian
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Xiamen, Fujian
Botaurinae   
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris Changchun, Jilin
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis Haikou, Hainan
Schrenck’s Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus Haikou, Hainan
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Haikou, Hainan
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis Longyan, Fujian