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Delimiting species in the genus Otospermophilus (Rodentia: Sciuridae), using genetics, ecology, and morphology

Phuong, Mark A.; Lim, Marisa C. W.; Wait, Daniel R.; Rowe, Kevin C.; Moritz, Craig


We apply an integrative taxonomy approach to delimit species of ground squirrels in the genus Otospermophilus because the diverse evolutionary histories of organisms shape the existence of taxonomic characters. Previous studies of mitochondrial DNA from this group recovered three divergent lineages within Otospermophilus beecheyi separated into northern, central, and southern geographical populations, with Otospermophilus atricapillus nested within the southern lineage of O. beecheyi. To...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/bij.12391


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