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Species delimitation and systematics of the green pythons (Morelia viridis complex) of melanesia and Australia

Natusch, Daniel J. D.; Esquerre Gheur, Damien; Lyons, Jessica A.; Hamidy, Amir; Lemmon, Alan R.; Lemmon, Emily Moriarty; Riyanto, Awal; Keogh, J. Scott; Donnellan, Stephen C.

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Molecular data sets and the increasing use of integrative systematics is revealing cryptic diversity in a range of taxa - particularly in remote and poorly sampled landscapes like the island of New Guinea. Green pythons (Morelia viridis complex) are one of the most conspicuous elements of this island's fauna, with large numbers taken from the wild to supply international demand for exotic pets. We test hypotheses about species boundaries in green pythons from across New Guinea and Australia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205872
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106640

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