BIOGEOGRAPHY OF EASTERN POLYNESIAN MONARCHS (POMAREA): AN ENDEMIC GENUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION

@inproceedings{Cibois2004BIOGEOGRAPHYOE,
  title={BIOGEOGRAPHY OF EASTERN POLYNESIAN MONARCHS (POMAREA): AN ENDEMIC GENUS CLOSE TO EXTINCTION},
  author={Alice Cibois and Jeanne Thibault and Eric Pasquet},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract The passerine genus Pomarea (monarchs, Monarchidae) is endemic to eastern Polynesia, where it is distributed on high volcanic islands of the Cook, Society, and Marquesas archipelagos. Recent extinctions of these birds have been documented on several islands, and most of the remaining forms are threatened by introducted rats (Rattus rattus) and habitat loss. We used mitochondrial DNA markers to develop a phylogeny of the entire genus Pomarea, including extinct taxa. This phylogeny was… 

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