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Speciation among galagos (primates, galagidae) in Tanzanian Forests

Paul Edward Honess

Speciation among galagos (primates, galagidae) in Tanzanian Forests

by Paul Edward Honess

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Published in Oxford, Oxford Brookes University .
Written in English


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StatementPaul Edward Honess.
SeriesDXN014052
ContributionsOxford Brookes University. School of Biological and Molecular Sciences.
The Physical Object
Paginationxx,245 leaves :
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18588758M

  Darwin's finches, inhabiting the Galapagos archipelago and Cocos island, constitute an iconic model for studies of speciation and adaptive evolution. A . Excerpts from Darwins Voyage of the Beagle, touching on the Galapagos Islands and Tahiti, published as a Penguin 60s Classic.(I have also read the Penguin Little Black Classic It was snowing butterflies, which is also excerpts from that book.) I really enjoyed this, and found this selection less cumbersome than It was snowing butterflies which was a bit wordy/5.

  1. Introduction. Several studies have implicated body size as a risk factor for extinction in mammals [1–4].Large body size is thought to correlate with higher extinction risk through a number of life-history covariates of increased body mass, such as longer generation times and smaller litters [2,5].These factors should increase the time needed to recover from stochastic demographic Cited by: Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches: When Charles Darwin stepped ashore on the Galapagos Islands in September , it was the start of five weeks that would change the world of science, although.

Speciation is about how species form. It is a major part of evolutionary biology.. Darwin thought most species arose directly from pre-existing species. This is called anagenesis: species by changing, or 'phyletic evolution'.For much of the 20th century we thought most species arose by previous species splitting: cladogenesis. The general view was that most species splitting is caused or. You've found a previously funded project. All good things must come to an end, which is why you’ve reached this page. The project that you’re looking for has been retired from our catalog of expeditions.


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Speciation among galagos (primates, galagidae) in Tanzanian Forests by Paul Edward Honess Download PDF EPUB FB2

Thus, the literature on speciation, as well as the number of researchers and students working in this area, has grown explosively. Despite these developments, there has been no book-length treatment of speciation in many Over the last two decades, the study of speciation has expanded from a modest backwater of evolutionary biology into a large /5.

Speciation is designed to fill this gap. Aimed at professional biologists, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, Speciation covers both plants and animals (the first book on this subject to do so), and deals with all relevant areas of research, including biogeography, field work, systematics, theory, and genetic and molecular studies /5(16).

Speciation is designed to fill this gap. Aimed at professional biologists, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates, Speciation covers both plants and animals (the first book on this subject to do so), and deals with all relevant areas of research, including biogeography, field work, systematics, theory, and genetic and molecular studies /5(14).

A marked morphological and genetical discontinuity among the greater galagos points to the existence of two genetical species within the taxon, Galago crassicaudatus E.

Geofl'roy   Social complexity is not restricted to day-living primates. Nocturnal primates provide a remarkably diverse, and largely overlooked, array of species for comparison with the better known monkeys, apes, and diurnal lemurs.

Nocturnal and diurnal species differ markedly in terms of their sensory and perceptual abilities, but they share a high relative brain size in association with long Cited by: Taita Mountain Dwarf Galago Galagoides sp. Dwarf galagos were observed on 12 occasions in Mbololo between 1, and 1, m, and on 10 occasions in Ngangao between 1, and 1, m.

Study 36 Chapter - The Process of Speciation flashcards from Tyler S. on StudyBlue. Study 36 Chapter - The Process of Speciation flashcards from Tyler S.

on StudyBlue. Flashcards Speciation among the finch populations of the Galapagos Islands occurred primarily as a result of the Founder Effect, reproductive isolation and. Dental formula: Weight ranges 81g - g Body Length ranges: mm - mm Intermembral Indices: - three - lemurs, lorises and galagos - among most primitive primates - small - out less than 1 lb - rely heavily on sense of smell and hearing; have a rhinarium (skin surface around nostrils), enlarged nasal passages, scent glands and a large olfactory bulb - sees in black and white, large eyes, no stereoscopic vision, reflective retina.

Speciation is designed to provide a unified, critical and up-to-date overview of the field. Aimed at professional biologists, graduate students and advanced undergraduates, it covers both plants and animals and deals with all relevant areas of research, including biogeography, field work, systematics, theory, and genetic and molecular studies.4/5(1).

Not only do lizards and snails need less space for speciation than birds, but Kisel and Barraclough show that assuming away in situ speciation won't do for many other taxa either.

For highly mobile taxa, such as birds, bats, and butterflies, in situ speciation is absent except on the very largest islands; but for less mobile taxa (the majority) the species–area relationship depends more Cited by: 9.

Sympatric speciation is the evolution of a new species from a surviving ancestral species while both continue to inhabit the same geographic region. In evolutionary biology and biogeography, sympatric and sympatry are terms referring to organisms whose ranges overlap so that they occur together at least in some places.

If these organisms are closely related (e.g. sister species), such a. An adaptive radiation occurs when a single or small group of ancestral species rapidly diversifies into a large number of descendant species.

Among factors that can trigger an adaptive radiation, ecological opportunity is probably foremost. An ecological opportunity occurs when a small number of individuals of a species are suddenly presented with an abundance of exploitable resources.

Bushbabies (Galagidae) are among the most morphologically cryptic of all primates and their diversity and relationships are some of the most longstanding problems in primatology.

Our knowledge of galagid evolutionary history has been limited by a lack of appropriate molecular data and a paucity of fossils. Most phylogenetic studies have produced conflicting results for many clades, and Cited by: Allopatric speciation can be described as formation of new species due to geographical isolation of a population.

Darwin studied various species of finches on isolated galapagos islands. They developed different adaptations (in the form of different beak shapes) due to different food availablilty. Phylogenetic relationships among galagos. The tree represents a summary of our current understanding of relationships among the lorisoid primates based on both nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data, derived from the studies of Pozzi et al.

(, ) and Pozzi (). The western dwarf galago clade is identified by a red rectangle, while Cited by: Darwin's finches (also known as the Galápagos finches) are a group of about 26 species of passerine birds.

They are well known for their remarkable diversity in beak form and function. They are often classified as the subfamily Geospizinae or tribe belong to the tanager family and are not closely related to the true closest known relative of the Galápagos finches Class: Aves.

Please see below for a list of WildCRU member publications. Please note that we do not store copies of these articles on the site; this is a list of citations only. Many articles can be found via reference sites such as Web of Knowledge.

If you would like a copy of a WildCRU article, but cannot locate it, please contact us at [email protected] The papers in this volume are representative of those presented at a conference entitled "Creatures of the Dark: The Nocturnal Prosimians," held at Duke University, JuneThe purpose of the conference, attended by more than scientists, was to assemble, for the ftrst time ever, scholars from diverse ftelds with a common interest in the nocturnal prosimian primates.

Species Diversity Among Galagos with Special Reference to Mate Recognition R.H.,Mechanisms for speciation in Galago and Tarsius. Human Evolution, 4, – Species Diversity Among Galagos with Special Reference to Mate Recognition. In: Alterman L., Doyle G.A., Izard M.K.

(eds) Creatures of the Dark. Springer, Boston, MA. DOI Cited by:. This book clarifies how adaptive processes, rather than geographic isolation, can cause speciation. Adaptive speciation occurs when biological interactions induce disruptive selection and the evolution of assortative mating, thus triggering the splitting of lineages.Galalpagos Island finches have different shaped beaks which can consume different foods.

The more food sources a number of species can tap into, the less scarcity they have to deal with within one--less competition, more food overall and if that certain genetic trait helps a finch survive, that trait is going to be perpetuated by its offspring.The distribution and status of Galagos in Tanzania, July/August Unpublished report to the Boise Fund, Oxford BEARDER, S.

K. (). The Nocturnal Primate Research Group. Research Forum, BEARDER, S.K., HONESS, P.E and AMBROSE, L. (). Species diversity among galagos with special reference to mate recognition.