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Genetic variation coincides with geographic structure in the common bush-tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus) complex from Mexico.
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The common bush-tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus, Aves: Thraupidae) inhabits cloud forests from eastern and southern Mexico south to northwestern Argentina, and five major clades, which segregate according to geographic breaks are identified.
Genetic differentiation of the Chlorospingus ophthalmicus complex in Mexico and Central America
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Genetic variation in the common bush-tanager Chlorospingus ophthalmicus complex in Mesoamerica was studied, resulting in a detailed framework of genetic differentiation in the northern half of the distribution of the complex.
Speciation in an avian complex endemic to the mountains of Middle America (Ergaticus, Aves: Parulidae).
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The results reveal considerable genetic structure with the presence of four mtDNA lineages within Ergaticus, a complex of birds endemic to the montane forests of Middle America, and point to the Pleistocene as an important time period for the diversification of this complex.
Molecular systematics and species limits in the Philippine fantails (Aves: Rhipidura).
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A molecular phylogeny and taxonomic revision for the Philippine fantails (Aves: Rhipidura) using nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences is presented, suggesting that current taxonomy underestimates diversity in the group.
Concerted Pleistocene dispersal and genetic differentiation in passerine birds from the Tres Marías Archipelago, Mexico
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The most supported scenario of colonization of the Tres Marías Archipelago suggests that a single event occurred ∼120 kya when the islands emerged, which is highly concordant with geological evidence, and simultaneously affected the 4 species.
Distributional patterns of the Neotropical humid montane forest avifaunas
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Area relationships suggest a mixed history of dispersal and vicariant events, with the latter being the most important for explaining the biogeographical patterns found.
CLIMATE‐DRIVEN DIVERSIFICATION AND PLEISTOCENE REFUGIA IN PHILIPPINE BIRDS: EVIDENCE FROM PHYLOGEOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE AND PALEOENVIRONMENTAL NICHE MODELING
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Ecological niche models for seven bird species identified a common paleoclimate barrier that coincided with deep genetic structure among populations, resulting in long‐term isolation and genetic differentiation in the Philippines.
Diversification in the Andes: the Atlapetes brush‐finches
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A molecular phylogeny based on full ND2 mtDNA sequences reconstructed that most Andean Atlapetes species are closely related to a geographical neighbour, although these neighbours may often be phenotypically quite different, with yellow‐plumaged species sister to grey‐plunaged taxa.
Birding for and with People: Integrating Local Participation in Avian Monitoring Programs within High Biodiversity Areas in
Biological monitoring is a powerful tool for understanding ecological patterns and processes, implementing sound management practices, and determining wildlife conservation strategies. In Mexico,
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