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Sexual selection, speciation, and constraints on geographical range overlap in birds

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The role of sexual selection as a driver of speciation remains unresolved, not least because we lack a clear empirical understanding of its influence on different phases of the speciation process. Here, using data from 1306 recent avian speciation events, we show that plumage dichromatism (a proxy for sexual selection) does not predict diversification rates, but instead explains the rate at which young lineages achieve geographical range overlap. Importantly, this effect is only signific...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/ele.12780

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Tobias, JA More by this author
Botero, CA More by this author
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Department:
Wadham College
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Funding agency for:
Seddon, N
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Grant:
studentship to C.R.C.; grant NE/I028068/1 to J.A.T.
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Grant:
Discovery and Accelerator Programs (grants RGPIN-2016-0653 458 and 49289 to J.T.W)
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Grant:
(University Research Fellowship to N.S.)
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecology Letters Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
7
Pages:
863-871
Publication date:
2017-05-16
Acceptance date:
2017-04-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1461-0248
ISSN:
1461-023X
Pubs id:
pubs:689132
URN:
uri:7a5d5fc1-b298-426a-9aea-2f0a3572c4da
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uuid:7a5d5fc1-b298-426a-9aea-2f0a3572c4da
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pubs:689132

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