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Asymmetric allelic introgression across a hybrid zone of the coal tit (Periparus ater) in the central Himalayas

Martin Päckert, Hannes Wolfgramm, Jochen Martens, Till Töpfer, Melita Vamberger, Abhinaya Pathak & Heiko Stuckas
In the Himalayas, a number of secondary contact zones have been described for vicariant vertebrate taxa. However, analyses of genetic divergence and admixture are missing for most of these examples. In this study, we provide a population genetic analysis for the coal tit (Periparus ater) hybrid zone in Nepal. Intermediate phenotypes between the distinctive western ‘spot-winged tit’ (P. a. melanolophus) and eEastern Himalayan coal tits (P. a. aemodius) occur across a narrow range of less...

Earth and life evolve together- a comment on Yamahira et al.

Ralf Britz, Lynne Parenti & Lukas Rüber
The provocative study by Yamahira et al. hypothesizes that one species, Oryzias setnai, endemic to coastal areas of west-flowing streams of the Western Ghats, is the sister species of all other ricefishes and that it diverged in the late Mesozoic. They conclude India is the center of origin of ricefishes, the ancestral lineage of which subsequently diversified and dispersed to occupy its current broad range throughout Asia and Southeast Asia. This scenario is presented as...

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  • 2021

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  • Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden
  • Natural History Museum of Bern
  • Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
  • Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • Greifswald University Hospital