Data from: The evolutionary history of Darwin's finches: speciation, gene flow, and introgression in a fragmented landscape

Heather L. Farrington, Lucinda P. Lawson, Courtney M. Clark & Kenneth Petren
Many classic examples of adaptive radiations take place within fragmented systems such as islands or mountains, but the roles of mosaic landscapes and variable gene flow in facilitating species diversification is poorly understood. Here we combine phylogenetic and landscape genetic approaches to understand diversification in Darwin's finches, a model adaptive radiation. We combined sequence data from 14 nuclear introns, mitochondrial markers, and microsatellite variation from 51 populations of all 15 recognized species. Phylogenetic species-trees recovered...

Registration Year

  • 2014

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  • Dataset


  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • University of Cincinnati