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An unexpectedly long history of sexual selection in birds-of-paradise

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2009
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

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Title
An unexpectedly long history of sexual selection in birds-of-paradise
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-9-235
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Authors

Martin Irestedt, Knud A Jønsson, Jon Fjeldså, Les Christidis, Per GP Ericson

Abstract

The birds-of-paradise (Paradisaeidae) form one of the most prominent avian examples of sexual selection and show a complex biogeographical distribution. The family has accordingly been used as a case-study in several significant evolutionary and biogeographical syntheses. As a robust phylogeny of the birds-of-paradise has been lacking, these hypotheses have been tentative and difficult to assess. Here we present a well supported species phylogeny with divergence time estimates of the birds-of-paradise. We use this to assess if the rates of the evolution of sexually selected traits and speciation have been excessively high within the birds-of-paradise, as well as to re-interpret biogeographical patterns in the group.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 1%
Mexico 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 163 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 23%
Student > Bachelor 29 17%
Researcher 24 14%
Student > Master 23 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 5%
Other 26 15%
Unknown 21 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 119 70%
Environmental Science 8 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 4%
Neuroscience 3 2%
Chemistry 2 1%
Other 8 5%
Unknown 24 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 September 2020.
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