Morphological differentiation and adaptation in the Galápagos finches
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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Finches,
  • Animals -- Variation,
  • Adaptation (Biology)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-302).

Statementby Robert I. Bowman.
SeriesUniversity of California publications in zoology -- v. 58
LC ClassificationsQL696.P2 B6
The Physical Object
Pagination326 p. :
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14790295M

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From Morphological Differentiation and Adaptation in the Galapagos Finches () Robert I. Bowman Ecological Character Displacement in Darwin's Finches () Dolph Schluter Trevor Price Peter R. Grant 7 Darwin's Finches as a Case Study of Natural Selection All these species and 10 more across other islands of the Galápagos archipelago and Cocos Island do not belong to different families, as their extreme differences in beak morphology and specializations would suggest, but are all part of a tightly linked and relatively recent group that diverged within the last 2–3 Myr called Darwin's finches Introduction. Food limitation, both in abundance and in accessibility, strongly influences the evolution of morphological and behavioral traits (Wiens , Martin and Karr ).Well-known examples of morphological adaptation to different food types in birds are the varied forms of the beaks of Darwin's ground finches (Bowman , Schluter and Grant , Grant ). The Galápagos finches fall into seven distinct and independent lineages based on genetic monophyly and morphological distinctiveness: the ground finches (Geospiza), the tree finches (Camarhynchus and Cactospiza), the vegetarian finch (Platyspiza), the Cocos finch (Pinaroloxias), the species currently known as some populations of Geospiza

Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Finches of Daphne Major: A drought on the Galápagos island of Daphne Major in reduced the number of small seeds available to finches, causing many of the small-beaked finches to die. This caused an increase in the finches’ average beak size between and :_General. Signatura: Non available. Autor: Bowman, R.I. Título: Morphological differentiation and adaptation in the Galápagos finches. Diferenciación morfológica y adaptación en los pinzones de las ?IsisScript=&cantidad=1&expresion=mfn= These data illustrate how morphological adaptation may drive signal evolution and reproductive isolation, and furthermore identify a possible cause for rapid speciation in Darwin's The study of ecological convergence, the evolution of similar traits on multiple occasions in response to similar conditions, is a powerful method for developing and testing adaptive hypotheses. However, despite the great attention paid to geographic variation and the foraging ecology of birds, surprisingly few cases of convergent or parallel feeding adaptations have been adequately documented