Study reveals island formation a key driver of penguin speciation

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Galapagos. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Ever since Darwin first set foot on the Galapagos, evolutionary biologists have long known that the geographic isolation of archipelagos has helped spur the formation of new species. Now, an international research team has found the same holds true for penguins.

They have found the first compelling evidence that modern penguin diversity is driven by islands, despite spending the majority of their lives at sea…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (02-05-2019)


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