Geospizinae

Geospizinae

[‚jē·ō′spiz·ə‚nē]
(vertebrate zoology)
Darwin finches, a subfamily of perching birds in the family Fringillidae.
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Intense natural selection in a population of Darwin's finches (Geospizinae) in the Galapagos.
Zur geographischen Variation des Feinderkennens einiger Darwinfinken (Geospizinae).
This paper examines the second topic in populations of Darwin's finches (Geospiza: Geospizinae) on the undisturbed Galapagos island of Daphne Major.
The heritability of external morphology in the Darwin's finches (Geospizinae) of Daphne Major Island, Galapagos.
1981, Intense natural selection in a population of Darwin's ground finches (Geospizinae) in the Galapagos.
Praslin 126 28 44.8 0.0 La Digue 403 117 58.9 4.8 Cousin - 120 - 21.2 Cousine - 153 - 28.6 Aride - 119 - 40.0 Round - 385 - 19.5 Mahe 183 198 48.6 45.1 Silhouette 52 643 20.0 53.2 North 410 - 35.0 - The speciation mechanism depicted in Figure 11 is virtually the same as the models proposed for the origin and radiation of a number of species including the Darwin's Finches (subfamily Geospizinae) of the Galapagos islands (Lack 1945, 1947; Hamilton and Rubinoff 1963; Grant 1981, 1984), the origin of species in the lizard genus Anolis from Puerto Rico (Williams 1972) and several Pacific island bird radiations (Diamond 1977).

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