Speciation in chestnut-shouldered fairy-wrens (Malurus spp.) and rapid phenotypic divergence in variegated fairy-wrens (Malurus lamberti): a multilocus approach.

@article{McLean2012SpeciationIC,
  title={Speciation in chestnut-shouldered fairy-wrens (Malurus spp.) and rapid phenotypic divergence in variegated fairy-wrens (Malurus lamberti): a multilocus approach.},
  author={Alison J. McLean and Alicia Toon and Daniel J Schmidt and Leo A. Joseph and Jane Margaret Hughes},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={668-78}
}
The chestnut-shouldered fairy-wrens comprise a subgroup of four species in the genus Malurus (Passeriformes: Maluridae). Collectively, they are widespread across the Australian continent but phenotypic variation is strongly structured geographically in just one species, M. lamberti. Earlier phylogenetic analyses of this group have been limited to one or two… CONTINUE READING