Data from: The role of physical barriers in the location of avian suture zones in the Guiana Shield, northern Amazonia

Luciano Nicholas Naka, Catherine L. Bechtoldt, L. Magalli Pinto Henriques, Robb T. Brumfield & Luciano Nicolas Naka
Suture zones represent natural forums to examine the role of geography and ecology in the speciation process. Here, we conduct a comparative analysis designed to investigate the location of avian phylogeographic breaks and contact zones in the Guiana Shield, northern Amazonia. We use distributional and genetic data from 78 pairs of avian taxa to address whether phylogeographic breaks and contact zones are associated with contemporary landscape features. Using spatially explicit statistical models, we found that...

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  • 2011
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  • Dataset
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Affiliations

  • National Institute of Amazonian Research
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  • Louisiana State University of Alexandria
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