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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2015

Authors: Monti, F; Duriez, O; Arnal, V; Dominici, JM; Sforzi, A; Fusani, L; Grémillet, D; Montgelard, C

Title: Being cosmopolitan: evolutionary history and phylogeography of a specialized raptor, the Osprey Pandion haliaetus.

Source: BMC Evol Biol. 2015; 15:255



Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Fusani Leonida

Vetmed Research Units
Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Unit of Ornithology


Abstract:
The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is one of only six bird species with an almost world-wide distribution. We aimed at clarifying its phylogeographic structure and elucidating its taxonomic status (as it is currently separated into four subspecies). We tested six biogeographical scenarios to explain how the species" distribution and differentiation took place in the past and how such a specialized raptor was able to colonize most of the globe.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Biological Evolution
Demography
Falconiformes/classification*
Falconiformes/genetics*
Genes, Mitochondrial
Phylogeny
Phylogeography*


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