A molecular phylogeny of the African widowbirds and bishops, Euplectes spp. (Aves: Passeridae: Ploceinae).

@article{Prager2008AMP,
  title={A molecular phylogeny of the African widowbirds and bishops, Euplectes spp. (Aves: Passeridae: Ploceinae).},
  author={Maria Prager and E I Anette Johansson and Staffan Andersson},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={290-302}
}
The elaborate male displays and plumage ornaments in the African widowbirds and bishops (Euplectes spp.) have inspired classic studies on mating systems and sexual selection. In order to study the extreme divergence in ornament design and expression in this group, we present and discuss a well-supported molecular phylogeny of the genus and its placement within the Ploceinae subfamily. Parsimony and Bayesian analyses were performed on 2557bp of mitochondrial DNA (ATP6, Cyt b, ND2 and ND3) and a… CONTINUE READING

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