Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Comparisons between Morphometric and Genetic Differentiation among Populations of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1987
Authors:Louis, VLSt., Barlow, JC
Journal:The Wilson Bulletin
Date Published:1987
ISBN Number:00435643
Keywords:Passer, Passer montanus, Passeridae, Salicipasser, Salicipasser montanus
Abstract:Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) populations, established by introductions outside of the native range, provide a unique opportunity to assess the relationship of morphometric and genetic change in a new environment. No statistically significant morphometric-genetic relationships were found among six populations of P. montanus when we (1) correlated morphometric size with heterozygosity; and (2) estimated degree of population differentiation using morphometric and genetic distance measures. Factors influencing both genetic and morphometric differentiation include the founding events and the ecological changes associated with them.
Short Title:The Wilson Bulletin
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