The role of physical barriers in the location of avian suture zones in the Guiana Shield, northern Amazonia.

@article{Naka2012TheRO,
  title={The role of physical barriers in the location of avian suture zones in the Guiana Shield, northern Amazonia.},
  author={Luciano Nicolas Naka and Catherine L Bechtoldt and L Magalli Pinto Henriques and Robb Thomas Brumfield},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2012},
  volume={179 4},
  pages={E115-32}
}
Suture zones represent natural forums in which to examine the role of geography and ecology in the speciation process. Here, we conduct a comparative analysis designed to investigate the location of avian phylogeographic breaks and contact zones in the Guiana Shield, northern Amazonia. We use distributional and genetic data from 78 pairs of avian taxa to address whether phylogeographic breaks and contact zones are associated with contemporary landscape features. Using spatially explicit… CONTINUE READING
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