Hawaiian Honeycreeper Explosion: Monophyletic Origins of Nectivorous Honeycreeper Beak Morphologies

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Anderson, Carter
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2019-04-25
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Hawaiian Honeycreeper Explosion: Monophyletic Origins of Nectivorous Honeycreeper Beak Morphologies
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The goal of this study was to determine if the primary nectarivorous species of Hawai’ian Honeycreepers were a monophyletic group. A well supported phylogeny, generated using cytB of the mitochondrial genome, indicates a resolved clade of nectivore honeycreepers distinct from other lineages
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