Phylogenomics and biogeography of the White-eye radiation!

I am excited that this paper is now out in elife! We used target capture of 700+ loci to infer the phylogenomic and biogeographic patterns of the rapid and recent radiation of Zosterops. We recovered the existence of three primary clades comprised of Indo-Africa, Asia, and Australasia, and recovered Borneo as a center of diversity. We also recovered evidence for extensive introgression throughout the phylogeny. Check out the open access publication.

Phylogenomics of white-eyes, a ‘great speciator’, reveals Indonesian archipelago as the center of lineage diversity. elife 2020;9:e62765. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.62765