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Global phylogeographic limits of Hawaii's avian malaria
- J. Beadell, F. Ishtiaq, R. Fleischer
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 December 2006
It is shown that Hawaii's avian malaria, which can cause high mortality and is a major limiting factor for many species of native passerines, represents just one of the numerous lineages composing the morphological parasite species.
Host associations and evolutionary relationships of avian blood parasites from West Africa.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Freshwater paths across the ocean: molecular phylogeny of the frog Ptychadena newtoni gives insights into amphibian colonization of oceanic islands
- G. John Measey, M. Vences, R. Drewes, Y. Chiari, M. Melo, B. Bourlès
- Environmental Science
- 18 September 2006
A synergy of rafting, favourable surface currents and a reduction in salinity of surface waters could allow freshwater paths to open far enough to enable continental flora and fauna to reach these and other isolated oceanic islands.
Rapid parallel evolution of aberrant traits in the diversification of the Gulf of Guinea white‐eyes (Aves, Zosteropidae)
Tempo and patterns of morphological divergence are strongly supportive of an adaptive radiation in the oceanic islands driven by ecological interactions between sympatric white‐eyes.
Advances in Ecological Speciation: an integrative approach
The benefits of integrating ecological and genomic data are highlighted, the role of natural selection in the establishment of reproductive isolation during ecological speciation is discussed and different mechanisms of parallel evolution are discussed.
Coevolutionary patterns and diversification of avian malaria parasites in African sunbirds (Family Nectariniidae)
The coevolutionary history of avian Plasmodium and the widespread African sunbirds, family Nectariniidae is explored using a multi-gene phylogeny and evidence supporting a model of biotic diversification in avan Plas modium of African sunbird is provided.
Tracing the colonization history of the Indian Ocean scops-owls (Strigiformes: Otus) with further insight into the spatio-temporal origin of the Malagasy avifauna
BackgroundThe island of Madagascar and surrounding volcanic and coralline islands are considered to form a biodiversity hotspot with large numbers of unique taxa. The origin of this endemic fauna can…
A simple dynamic model explains the diversity of island birds worldwide
A global molecular phylogenetic dataset of birds on islands is compiled, based on the terrestrial avifaunas of 41 oceanic archipelagos worldwide, and a new analysis method is applied to estimate the sensitivity of island-specific rates of colonization, speciation and extinction to island features (area and isolation).
The origin of the world's smallest flightless bird, the Inaccessible Island Rail Atlantisia rogersi (Aves: Rallidae).
Insularity effects on the assemblage of the blood parasite community of the birds from the Gulf of Guinea
Lower species diversity, increased population densities and ecological niche enlargement are common characteristics of island faunas. However, it remains to be determined if they extend to the…