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A new species of bush-warbler from Bougainville Island and a monophyletic origin for southwest Pacific Cettia. American Museum novitates ; no. 3511

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dc.contributor.author Lecroy, Mary.
dc.contributor.author Barker, F. Keith.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-22T20:17:34Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-22T20:17:34Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5786
dc.description 20 p. : ill. (2 col.), 1 map ; 26 cm. en
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19). en
dc.description.abstract We describe a new species of Cettia from the Crown Prince Range, Bougainville Island, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea. By combining morphometric and molecular phylogenetic techniques, we attempt to broaden our understanding of evolutionary processes within the genus Cettia in the southwest Pacific. The new species proves to be distinct with respect to several morphological characteristics that are most probably related to a more terrestrial lifestyle than that of its congeners. Molecular data agree with morphological data in establishing that these birds are at least as distinct from the other island forms of Cettia as those forms are from each other, far exceeding intraspecific variation. These data and the restricted distribution of the population on Bougainville strongly support recognition of a new species. The application of molecular phylogenetic techniques also supports the idea that the new species and other island forms of Cettia confined to mountains on southwest Pacific islands are derived from a single common ancestor rather than being independently derived from one or more mainland forms. In addition, the relatively recent discovery of two new species of Cettia suggests that additional forms await discovery in other poorly known areas of the southwest Pacific. Our results point to the need for further molecular studies and for additional field research into the distribution and ecology of forest songbirds on islands. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3511 en
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3511, 2006 en
dc.subject.lcsh Cettia haddeni -- Classification. en
dc.subject.lcsh Cettia -- Classification. en
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Papua New Guinea -- Bougainville Island -- Classification. en
dc.subject.lcsh Cettia -- Phylogeny. en
dc.subject.lcsh Cettia -- Phylogeny -- Molecular aspects. en
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Oceania -- Classification. en
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Oceania -- Phylogeny. en
dc.subject.lcsh Birds -- Oceania -- Phylogeny -- Molecular aspects. en
dc.title A new species of bush-warbler from Bougainville Island and a monophyletic origin for southwest Pacific Cettia. American Museum novitates ; no. 3511 en
dc.title.alternative Southwest Pacific Cettia en
dc.type text en


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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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