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The population genetics of the western purple-crowned fairy-wren (Malurus coronatus coronatus), a declining riparian passerine

Skroblin, Anja; Cockburn, Andrew; Legge, Sarah


We investigate the population genetic structure of the declining western subspecies of the purple-crowned fairy-wren (Malurus coronatus coronatus) in order to guide conservation management recommendations for this riparian habitat specialist. Our analysis of multilocus microsatellite data, from 79 individuals sampled from across the species' range, indicates that M. c. coronatus occurs as genetically differentiated subpopulations that correspond to catchment boundaries or expansive gaps in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO13087


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