After the deluge: mitochondrial DNA indicates Miocene radiation and Pliocene adaptation of tree and giant weta (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae)

@article{Trewick2005AfterTD,
  title={After the deluge: mitochondrial DNA indicates Miocene radiation and Pliocene adaptation of tree and giant weta (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae)},
  author={Steven A. Trewick and Mary Morgan‐Richards},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  year={2005},
  volume={32}
}
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