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An unexpected pattern of molecular divergence within the blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) complex

  title={An unexpected pattern of molecular divergence within the blue penguin (Eudyptula minor) complex},
  author={Jonathan C. Banks and Anthony D. Mitchell and J. R. Waas and Adrian M. Paterson},
The blue penguins (genus Eudyptula) have been subjected to extensive taxonomic revision. In 1976, the genus was reduced from 2 species to a single species (Eudyptula minor) with 6 subspecies, based on a morphometric analysis. Despite the later proposed rejection of the differentiation of subspecies in Eudyptula minor, following analysis of allozymes in some populations, the 6 subspecies have continued to be recognised in some popular and scientific literature. We compared the sequences of 3… 

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