Marcel Güntert

Marcel Güntert
Natural History Museum Bern · Vertebrates

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Specialization to nectarivory is associated with radiations within different bird groups, including parrots. One of them, the Australasian lories, were shown to be unexpectedly species-rich. Their shift to nectarivory may have created an ecological opportunity promoting species proliferation. Several morphological specializations of the feeding tra...
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Appendix S1. Mathematical Appendix.
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Table S2. Species sampled, Museum and collection number, GenBank Accession numbers for the four genes analyzed.
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Table S1. Number of individuals analyzed for each morphological trait.
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During November 2010–February 2011, we used camera traps to estimate the population density of Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx in Ciglikara Nature Reserve-Turkey, an isolated population in South-west Asia. Lynx density was calculated through spatial capture-recapture models. In a sampling effort of 1093 camera trap days, we identified 15 independent indivi...
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Among Charadriiformes (shorebirds and allies), Charadrii (plovers and allies) have the poorest fossil record. The lacustrine, early Miocene deposits of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy in France have yielded several charadriiform birds, but so far no members of the Charadrii. We identified a Haematopus (oystercatcher)-like skull from the early Miocene locality...
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Schweizer, M., Güntert, M. & Hertwig, S. T. (2012). Out of the Bassian province: historical biogeography of the Australasian platycercine parrots (Aves, Psittaciformes). —Zoologica Scripta, 42, 13–27.Aridification from mid‐Miocene onwards led to a fragmentation of mesic biomes in Australia and an expansion of arid habitats. This influenced the dive...
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The parrot genus Prioniturus occurs in the oceanic Philippines, Palawan and Wallacea, a geologically dynamic region with a complex history of land and sea. The described taxa of Prioniturus have been variously placed in different assemblages, and different numbers of species have been recognized. However, a phylogenetic framework is so far lacking....
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Three species of gull-like birds were described by Milne-Edwards in the 19th century from the early Miocene of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy, France, two of which have been since then moved to the genus Laricola. These fossils are redescribed and revised in the present study. We further describe two new species of the taxon Laricola, L. intermedia, sp. nov.,...
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Vicariance is thought to have played a major role in the evolution of modern parrots. However, as the relationships especially of the African taxa remained mostly unresolved, it has been difficult to draw firm conclusions about the roles of dispersal and vicariance. Our analyses using the broadest taxon sampling of old world parrots ever based on 3...
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A jaeger specimen in the collection of the Natural History Museum Bern (NMBE), shot on Lake Thun (canton of Berne) at the end of September 1797, has been re-examined because of a discrepancy between plumage colour and the length of its central tail feathers. The mounted bird was registered as Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus and is menti...
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We retrospectively investigated characteristics of den structures and den sites used by female Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx in the Jura Mountains and the northwestern Alps of Switzerland. During 1983-2000, we discovered 30 natal and 40 maternal dens belonging to 26 females. Important den structures were closed, i.e. provided good shelter, had few entran...
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The mystery of the Gouldian birds: an ornithological detective story. Zool. Med. Leiden 79-3 (7), 30-ix-2005, 79-84.— ISSN 0024-0672. Marcel Güntert & Stephanie Gessner, Natural History Museum Bern (NMBE), Bernastr. 15, CH-3005 Bern (e-mail: marcel.guentert@nmbe.unibe.ch). Frank Steinheimer, Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Ge...

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