Ecogeographic patterns of morphological variation in Elepaios (Chasiempis Spp) Bergmann's, Allen's, and Gloger's rules in a microcosm

Animals often exhibit predictable geographic variation in morphology, and such ecogeographic patterns reflect local adaptation to varying environmental conditions. The most common of these patterns are termed Bergmann's, Allen's, and Gloger's rules. I studied morphological variation i...

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Main Author: VanderWerf, Eric A.
Corporate Author: American Ornithologists' Union
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC American Ornithologists' Union 2012
Series:Ornithological Monographs
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Collection: BioOne Book Series - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Animals often exhibit predictable geographic variation in morphology, and such ecogeographic patterns reflect local adaptation to varying environmental conditions. The most common of these patterns are termed Bergmann's, Allen's, and Gloger's rules. I studied morphological variation in the Hawaii Elepaio (Chasiempis sandwichensis) and the Oahu Elepaio (C. ibidis), forest birds endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
Physical Description:vii, 34 pages
ISBN:9780943610924