Character Displacement between Distantly Related Taxa? Finches and Bees in the Galapagos

@article{Schluter1986CharacterDB,
  title={Character Displacement between Distantly Related Taxa? Finches and Bees in the Galapagos},
  author={Dolph Schluter},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1986},
  volume={127},
  pages={95 - 102}
}
  • D. Schluter
  • Published 1 January 1986
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
Interspecific competition for food may result in character displacement, an evolutionary shift in the morphology of one or more interacting species (Lack 1947; Brown and Wilson 1956; Grant 1972; Slatkin 1980). The few known examples of character displacement are exclusively from taxonomically closely related species (Lack 1947; Schoener 1970; Huey and Pianka 1974; Fenchel 1975; Case 1979; Dunham et al. 1979; Fjeldsa 1983). Species from widely different taxa may compete, however (Dayton 1971… 
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