Ancient DNA of the Extinct Lava Shearwater (Puffinus olsoni) from the Canary Islands Reveals Incipient Differentiation within the P. puffinus Complex

@article{Ramrez2010AncientDO,
  title={Ancient DNA of the Extinct Lava Shearwater (Puffinus olsoni) from the Canary Islands Reveals Incipient Differentiation within the P. puffinus Complex},
  author={Oscar Ram{\'i}rez and Juan Carlos Illera and Juan Carlos Rando and Jacob Gonz{\'a}lez‐Sol{\'i}s and Josep Antoni Alcover and Carles Lalueza-Fox},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2010},
  volume={5}
}
Background The loss of species during the Holocene was, dramatically more important on islands than on continents. Seabirds from islands are very vulnerable to human-induced alterations such as habitat destruction, hunting and exotic predators. For example, in the genus Puffinus (family Procellariidae) the extinction of at least five species has been recorded during the Holocene, two of them coming from the Canary Islands. Methodology/Principal Findings We used bones of the two extinct Canary… Expand
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