Phylogeny and species limits in the Palaearctic chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita complex: mitochondrial genetic differentiation and bioacoustic evidence†
A phylogeny reconstructed from nucleotide sequences agrees with one based on song and some morphological characters in identifying P. brehmii as the oldest branch within the chiffchaff group, while the position of P. canariensis with respect to these two clades is uncertain.
A survey of the function of the lethal kettle traps of Arisaema (Araceae), with records of pollinating fungus gnats from Nepal
Abstract Evidence from recent research combined with an evaluation of the literature indicates that Arisaema is adapted to pollination by fungus gnats. It apparently shares this peculiarity among…
Niche filling slows the diversification of Himalayan songbirds
It is shown that body size and shape differences evolved early in the radiation, with the elevational band occupied by a species evolving later, which implies that speciation rate is ultimately set by niche filling, rather than by the rate of acquisition of reproductive isolation.
Horizontal and elevational phylogeographic patterns of Himalayan and Southeast Asian forest passerines (Aves: Passeriformes)
This work estimates timings of lineage splits among close relatives from the north Palaearctic, the Sino‐Himalayan mountain forests and from adjacent Southeast Asia, and compares phylogeographic affinities and timing of radiation among members of avian communities from different elevational belts.
Radiation and species limits in the Asian Pallas’s warbler complex (Phylloscopus proregulus s.l.)*
Pallas’s Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) of the Eastern Palaearctic resolves into a complex of four closely related but distinct allospecies forming a superspecies, P. [proregulus].
Paternal leakage of mitochondrial DNA in the great tit (Parus major).
Evidence is presented that paternal leakage occurs in a bird, the great tit Parus major, in the middle Amur Valley in far-eastern Siberia, where a bird that possessed the very distinct haplotypes of the two groups is found.
Paraphyly of the Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) suggested from cytochrome b sequences.
Calibration of a molecular clock in tits (Paridae)--do nucleotide substitution rates of mitochondrial genes deviate from the 2% rule?
The radiation of the Seicercus burkii complex and its congeners (Aves: Sylviidae): molecular genetics and bioacoustics $
A multi‐gene approach reveals a complex evolutionary history in the Cyanistes species group
- J. Illera, K. Koivula, J. Broggi, M. Päckert, J. Martens, L. Kvist
- BiologyMolecular Ecology
- 1 October 2011
Phylogenetic analyses indicated that the North African blue tit is derived from the Canary blue tits, a pattern is avian ‘back colonization’ that contrasts with more traditionally held views of islands being sinks rather than sources.