Kentish Versus Snowy Plover: Phenotypic and Genetic Analyses of Charadrius alexandrinus Reveal Divergence of Eurasian and American Subspecies

@inproceedings{Kpper2009KentishVS,
  title={Kentish Versus Snowy Plover: Phenotypic and Genetic Analyses of Charadrius alexandrinus Reveal Divergence of Eurasian and American Subspecies},
  author={Clemens K{\"u}pper and Jakob Augustin and Andr{\'a}s Kosztol{\'a}nyi and Terry A Burke and Jordi Flguerola and Tam{\'a}s Sz{\'e}kely},
  year={2009}
}
ABSTRACT. Many shorebird species have widespread geographic distributions comprising several continents. Because shorebirds are excellent flyers and can migrate large distances, it is often unclear whether reproductive barriers between subspecies and populations from different continents exist. Kentish-Snowy Plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus) are cosmopolitan shorebirds. Whether the American and Eurasian subspecies-Snowy Plover and Kentish Plover, respectively—constitute a single species is the… 
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