Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 6, 2018

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You’d Expect

National Geographic has a Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You’d Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called “speciation reversal.”

A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.

Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on the western coast of North America have split into three genetically distinct groups. What’s more, two of these lineages appear to be in the process of melding back into one,

Read National Geographic article at  Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You’d Expect


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  1. Interesting. Hoping for followup.

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  2. Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.

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