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Horizontal and elevational phylogeographic patterns of Himalayan and Southeast Asian forest passerines (Aves: Passeriformes)
Aim  Zoogeographic patterns in the Himalayas and their neighbouring Southeast Asian mountain ranges include elevational parapatry and ecological segregation, particularly among passerine birdExpand
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Niche filling slows the diversification of Himalayan songbirds
Speciation generally involves a three-step process—range expansion, range fragmentation and the development of reproductive isolation between spatially separated populations. Speciation relies onExpand
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Calibration of a molecular clock in tits (Paridae)--do nucleotide substitution rates of mitochondrial genes deviate from the 2% rule?
The ongoing debate on the reliability of avian molecular clocks is actually based on only a small number of calibrations carried out under different assumptions with respect to the choice andExpand
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Radiation and species limits in the Asian Pallas’s warbler complex (Phylloscopus proregulus s.l.)*
Pallas’s Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) of the Eastern Palaearctic (Siberia, China, Himalayas) resolves into a complex of four closely related but distinct allospecies forming a superspecies, P.Expand
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Determinants of Northerly Range Limits along the Himalayan Bird Diversity Gradient
The primary explanation for the latitudinal gradient in species diversity must lie in why species fail to expand ranges across different climatic regimes. Theories of species gradients based in nicheExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of treecreepers ( Certhia ) detects hidden diversity
We sequenced a part of the mitochondrial cytochrome-b gene from the seven treecreeper species, including 18 subspecies, to reconstruct the phylogeny of the genus Certhia. Species status of all sevenExpand
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Historical biogeography of tits (Aves: Paridae, Remizidae)
Tits (Aves: Paroidea) are distributed all over the northern hemisphere and tropical Africa, with highest species numbers in China and the Afrotropic. In order to find out if these areas are also theExpand
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Epidemic Spread of Usutu Virus in Southwest Germany in 2011 to 2013 and Monitoring of Wild Birds for Usutu and West Nile Viruses.
Mosquito-borne viruses are becoming an increasing threat for Europe. One of these viruses is Usutu virus (USUV), a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the Japanese encephalitis virus group withinExpand
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ECOLOGICAL LIMITS ON DIVERSIFICATION OF THE HIMALAYAN CORE CORVOIDEA
Within regions, differences in the number of species among clades must be explained by clade age, net diversification rate, or immigration. We examine these alternatives by assessing historicalExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of Old World swifts (Aves: Apodiformes, Apodidae, Apus and Tachymarptis) based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers.
We provide a molecular phylogeny for Old World swifts of genera Apus and Tachymarptis (tribe Apodini) based on a taxon-complete sampling at the species level. Phylogenetic reconstructions were basedExpand
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