Osmoregulation and adaptive radiation in the ovenbirdgenusCinclodes(Passeriformes: Furnariidae)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) Science Article 7


The genus Cinclodes is unique among passerines because it includes two species thatcan be considered marine/coastal and also includes several species that inhabit freshwaterstreams or that shift habitats between terrestrial/fresh water and marine habitats. The Cinclodes clade satisfies two criteria of an adaptive radiation: it is monophyletic and it experienced recent speciation accompanied by rapid phenotypic diversification.

P. SABAT et al., Functional Ecology 2006 20, 799-805

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