Evolutionary/Comparative Genetics | Evolutionary Ecology
Phenotype differences in the juvenile plumage of Churrin (Scytalopus magellanicus) of Isla Navarino, Chile
Alejandro Correa Rueda*, Donata Rossi, David Asperó
*Corresponding author: Alejandro Correa Rueda
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Omora Ethnobotanical Park, Puerto Williams, Chile
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 285 (poster) [English]
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7th International Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics 2012, 19 - 22 Apr 2012, 48
The plumage of the adult specimen of Scytalopus magellanicus is generally gray slate in color. In juvenile specimens, the plumage varies between cinnamon-brown with touches of gray and brown plumage with dark spots, as described by other authors. We postulate that the S. magellanicus in Navarino Island should be another species of the genus Scytalopus.
We propose a new taxonomic name for S.magellanicus of Navarino Island: S. antarcticum [Navarino Tapaculo, (English), Churrin de Navarino (Spanish) or Merulaxe du Navarino (French)].
No relevant competing interests disclosed.
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