Graeme Oatley

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The monophyly of the raptorial Circus genus (harriers) has never been in question, but the specific status of many, often vulnerable island endemic, taxa remains uncertain. Here we utilise one mitochondrial and three nuclear loci from all currently recognised Circus taxa (species and subspecies) to infer a robust phylogeny, to estimate the divergence date(More)
The recent, rapid radiation of Zosteropidae, coupled with their high levels of colonizing ability and phenotypic diversity, makes species delimitation within this family problematic. Given these problems, challenges to establish the mechanisms driving diversity and speciation within this group have arisen. Four morphologically distinct southern African(More)
We describe the isolation of 12 tetranucleotide microsatellite loci from the African Yellow White-eye (Zosterops senegalensis) using an enrichment protocol. All loci were variable with the number of alleles ranging from 2 to 13, and observed heterozygosity ranging from 0.333 to 1.000. All 12 loci were also screened on a panel of three White-eye taxa and(More)
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