NANFA-- species flocks

Dave Neely (
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 16:19:48 CDT


sorry, should have included that. Species flocks generally refer to where a
monophyletic (or at least closely-related) group of species coexists in the
same area. They're particularly interesting from a scientific point of view
because they offer seemingly paradoxical insights into modes of
speciation,"adaptive" radiations, competitive exclusion theory, and resource
partitioning theory. Besides, they typically include cool critters - except
for maybe the Drosophila species flock (800+ species) endemic to Hawaii...


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