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Research Article

Disentangling Ancient Interactions: A New Extinct Passerine Provides Insights on Character Displacement among Extinct and Extant Island Finches

  • Juan Carlos Rando mail,

    canariomys@yahoo.es

    Affiliation: Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

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  • Josep Antoni Alcover,

    Affiliation: Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats, CSIC-UIB, Esporles, Mallorca, Spain

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  • Juan Carlos Illera

    Affiliations: Island Ecology and Evolution Research Group, IPNA-CSIC, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, Instituto Cantábrico de Biodiversidad, CSIC-UO-PA, Oviedo, Spain

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  • Published: September 23, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012956
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Juan Carlos Rando
Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Josep Antoni Alcover
Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats, CSIC-UIB, Esporles, Mallorca, Spain
Juan Carlos Illera
Island Ecology and Evolution Research Group, IPNA-CSIC, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Juan Carlos Illera
Instituto Cantábrico de Biodiversidad, CSIC-UO-PA, Oviedo, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: canariomys@yahoo.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: JCR JAA JCI. Conceived and designed the paper: JCR JAA JCI. Anatomical comparisons, measurements and morphological analyses: JCR JAA. Performed DNA extractions, amplifications, phylogenetic and morphological analyses: JCI.