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New phylogenetic perspectives among species of South-east Asian wild pig (Sus sp.) based on mtDNA sequences and morphometric data

Lucchini, Vittorio; Meijaard, Erik; Diong, Cheong H; Groves, Colin; Randi, Ettore

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There are more taxa of wild pig in South-east Asia (SEA) than in any other comparable area in the world, but the number of species and subspecies is still uncertain. The taxonomy of some wild pig populations distributed in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, was investigated using molecular and morphometric techniques. Our results suggest the existence of two main evolutionary clades that are likely to have diverged during the Pliocene in SEA: one including wild pig populations distributed...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLucchini, Vittorio
dc.contributor.authorMeijaard, Erik
dc.contributor.authorDiong, Cheong H
dc.contributor.authorGroves, Colin
dc.contributor.authorRandi, Ettore
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:04:23Z
dc.identifier.issn0952-8369
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/85352
dc.description.abstractThere are more taxa of wild pig in South-east Asia (SEA) than in any other comparable area in the world, but the number of species and subspecies is still uncertain. The taxonomy of some wild pig populations distributed in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, was investigated using molecular and morphometric techniques. Our results suggest the existence of two main evolutionary clades that are likely to have diverged during the Pliocene in SEA: one including wild pig populations distributed in the Philippines (Sus cebifrons) and Sulawesi (S. celebensis); the other including the Indonesian and Malaysian bearded pigs (S. barbatus), and the widespread Eurasian wild boar (S. scrofa). A possible scenario for pig speciation in SEA is developed, and the need for a taxonomic revision of bearded pigs suggested, particularly concerning the taxonomic status of S. b. ahoenobarbus from Palawan Island, and the existence a new species distributed in the Tawi Tawi Islands (Philippines). Unexpectedly, bearded pigs in the Malay Peninsula are closely related to the Bornean population, but distinct from Sumatran S. barbatus, and they should be considered as belonging to a different subspecies.
dc.publisherZoological Society of London
dc.sourceJournal of Zoology
dc.subjectKeywords: mitochondrial DNA; phylogenetics; pig; taxonomy; Asia; Eastern Hemisphere; Eurasia; Southeast Asia; World; Suidae; Sus; Sus barbatus; Sus cebifrons; Sus celebensis; Sus scrofa; Sus sp. mtDNA; Phylogeny; South-east Asia; Suidae; Sundaland; Sus; Wild pig
dc.titleNew phylogenetic perspectives among species of South-east Asian wild pig (Sus sp.) based on mtDNA sequences and morphometric data
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume266
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor060301 - Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub13705
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLucchini, Vittorio, Istituto Nazionale per la Fauna Selvatica
local.contributor.affiliationMeijaard, Erik, James Cook University
local.contributor.affiliationDiong, Cheong H, Nanyang Technological University
local.contributor.affiliationGroves, Colin, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRandi, Ettore, Istituto Nazionale per la Fauna Selvatica
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage25
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage35
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S0952836905006588
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T07:55:44Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-20044366577
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