The taxonomic status of the Italian Sparrow Passer italiae (Vieillot 1817): Speciation by stabilised hybridisation? A critical analysis

@article{Tpfer2006TheTS,
  title={The taxonomic status of the Italian Sparrow Passer italiae (Vieillot 1817): Speciation by stabilised hybridisation? A critical analysis},
  author={Till T{\"o}pfer},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2006},
  volume={1325},
  pages={117-145}
}
  • T. Töpfer
  • Published 28 September 2006
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
Since its descriptio n the taxonomic status of the Italian Sparro w Passer italiae (Vieillot 1817) has changed repeatedly according to the speciation concept s ap lied. Due to external similaritie s with hybrid sparrow individuals the hypothesis that italiae is a stabilised hybrid form between Passer domesticus (L. 1758) and P. hispaniolensis (Temm. 1820) has deeply influenced the discussion although some authors do not even accept hybrid fo rms as taxa. Based upon a comprehensive review of the… 

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