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Microsatellite loci for Cherrie's tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis)


Terry Krueger, Fax: +1 305 284 3039; E-mail:


Cherrie's tanager (Ramphocelus costaricensis) is a common woodland bird of the Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica. Males and females have sexually dimorphic plumage and are socially monogamous. As part of a study of sexual selection in this species, we characterized six species-specific polymorphic microsatellite loci and one cross-species locus that works well in Cherrie's tanager to ascertain parentage.