Bilateral gynandromorphy in a White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera)

Citation:

DaCosta JM, Spellman GM, Klicka J. Bilateral gynandromorphy in a White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera). Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 2007;119 :289-291.

Abstract:

We report bilateral gynandromorphy in a White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera) collected near Santa Fé, Panamá in 2004. The specimen had an oviduct and ovary on the left side and a single testis on the right. The plumage was phenotypically female on the right side and male on the left. The weight and genetic affinity of the specimen were characteristically female. Both Z and W chromosomes were detected in genetic samples from multiple tissue types and toe pads from both feet. This report is a novel record of gynandromorphy in a suboscine passerine.

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