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Sympatry of red-breasted meadowlarks in Argentina, and the taxonomy of meadowlarks (Aves, Leistes, Pezites, and Sturnella). American Museum novitates ; no. 2349

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dc.contributor.author Short, Lester L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:29:34Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:29:34Z
dc.date.issued 1968 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2559
dc.description 30 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes biblographical references (p. 29-30). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The red-breasted meadowlarks Pezites militaris and P. defilippii come into contact during the breeding season in southern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. They behave as separate species, with moderate morphological differences and differences in various vocalizations, some of which probably function in species discrimination. A comparison of the morphology of these two species led to an investigation of the taxonomy of all the meadowlarks. Each of the genera Leistes, Pezites, and Sturnella is considered as comprising a single superspecies. Leistes superciliaris is considered a species, as is Pezites bellicosa. The close relationship among the meadowlarks, their monophyly, and the morphological progression they represent warrant considering all meadowlarks as congeneric. Sturnella Vieillot becomes the generic name for the group, necessitating a change in the name of Pezites militaris to Sturnella loyca, because Leistes militaris has priority and becomes Sturnella militaris"--P. 28-29. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2349 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2349, 1968 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meadowlarks -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires (Province) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Leistes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pezites en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meadowlarks en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birdsongs -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires (Province) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires (Province) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meadowlarks -- South America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- South America en_US
dc.title Sympatry of red-breasted meadowlarks in Argentina, and the taxonomy of meadowlarks (Aves, Leistes, Pezites, and Sturnella). American Museum novitates ; no. 2349 en_US
dc.title.alternative Taxonomy of meadowlarks en_US
dc.type text en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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