The tempo of genetic evolution in birds: body mass and climate effects

  • The tempo of evolution in birds
  • Len N. Gillman, Luke S. C. McCowan, Shane D. Wright
  • Journal of Biogeography, May 2012, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02730.x

evolutionary speed among birds

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Rates of evolutionary speed were found to be faster for birds occupying lower elevations and lower latitudes. Body mass contrary to prediction had no effect on evolutionary speed after controlling for latitude and elevation.

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