Jump to content
Thunder?
Local
Radar
Pollen
IGNORED

Hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old history of remarkable change is far from complete


knocker
 Share

Recommended Posts

Posted
  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    I have a book, John Gould's Humming Birds. It's a re-printed complete collection of 418 hand-painted illustrations that first appeared between 1849-1861. Quite magnificent. Anyway........................

     

     

    The first comprehensive map of hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old family tree—reconstructed based on careful analysis of 284 of the world's 338 known species—tells a story of rapid and ongoing diversification. The decade-long study reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 3 also helps to explain how today's hummingbirds came to live where they do.

     

    http://www.sciencecodex.com/hummingbirds_22millionyearold_history_of_remarkable_change_is_far_from_complete-131104

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • Replies 0
    • Created
    • Last Reply

    Top Posters In This Topic

    Popular Days

    Top Posters In This Topic

    Popular Days

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
     Share

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...