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The evolutionary origin and population history of the grauer gorilla

Tocheri, Matthew; Dommain, Rene; McFarlin, Shannon; Burnett, Scott; Case, D. Troy; Orr, Caley; Roach, Neil; Villmoare, Brian; Eriksen, Amandine; Kalthoff, Daniela; Senck, Sascha; Assefa, Zelalem; Groves, Colin; Jungers, William L

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Gorillas living in western central Africa (Gorilla gorilla) are morphologically and genetically distinguishable from those living in eastern central Africa (Gorilla beringei). Genomic analyses show eastern gorillas experienced a significant reduction in population size during the Pleistocene subsequent to geographical isolation from their western counterparts. However, how these results relate more specifically to the recent biogeographical and evolutionary history of eastern gorillas remains...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103641
Source: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22900

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