Geographical partitioning of microsatellite variation in the sarus crane

@article{Jones2005GeographicalPO,
  title={Geographical partitioning of microsatellite variation in the sarus crane},
  author={Kenneth L. Jones and Jeb A. Barzen and Mary V. Ashley},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
  year={2005},
  volume={8}
}
The sarus crane (Grus antigone) ranges across two continents and is the only species of crane (Gruidae) that breeds in India and Southeast Asia. Four subspecies, the Indian sarus (G. a. antigone), the eastern sarus (G. a. sharpii), the Australian sarus (G. a. gillae) and the extinct Philippine sarus (G. a. luzonica) were originally described through morphological, plumage, and/or geographical differences. The ranges of the Indian and eastern sarus converge in eastern India and Myanmar, but the… 

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