The origin of finches on Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island, central South Atlantic ocean.

@article{Ryan2013TheOO,
  title={The origin of finches on Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island, central South Atlantic ocean.},
  author={P. Ryan and Luke B. Klicka and K. Barker and K. Burns},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={
          299-305
        }
}
  • P. Ryan, Luke B. Klicka, +1 author K. Burns
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
  • The Nesospiza finches of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago and Rowettia goughensis from Gough Island, 380 km distant, are both derived from tanager-finches (Thraupidae) that colonized the islands by crossing more than 3000 km of ocean from South America. Sequences from two mitochondrial and four nuclear genes indicate that the Patagonian bridled finches Melanodera are the closest relatives of the South Atlantic finches. Melanodera typically was sister to Rowettia, although some genes linked it… CONTINUE READING
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