Genetic and Phenotypic Evidence Supports Evolutionary Divergence of the American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) Population in the Galápagos Islands

  title={Genetic and Phenotypic Evidence Supports Evolutionary Divergence of the American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) Population in the Gal{\'a}pagos Islands},
  author={Roberto Carlos Frias-Soler and Elizabeth Tindle and Georgina Espinosa L{\'o}pez and Simon P. Blomberg and Adelheid Studer-Thiersch and Michael Wink and Robert W. Tindle},
Abstract. The Galápagos archipelago is characterized by a high degree of endemism across many taxa, linked to the archipelago's oceanic origin and distance from other colonizing land masses. A population of ~500 American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) resides in Galápagos, which is thought to share an historical origin with the American Flamingo currently found in the Caribbean region. Genetic and phenotypic parameters in American Flamingos from Galápagos and from the Caribbean were… Expand
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