Meller's duck: A threatened species receives recognition at last

@article{Young2004MellersDA,
  title={Meller's duck: A threatened species receives recognition at last},
  author={H. Glyn Young and Judith M. Rhymer},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={1313-1323}
}
  • H. G. Young, J. Rhymer
  • Published 1 October 1998
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
Wetland areas of Madagascar, increasingly threatened by extensive habitat modification, contain many little known endemic species. One of these species, Meller's duck (Anas melleri), is restricted to the eastern slope of the central highlands but for many years was just considered a recent island isolate of the widespread common mallard (A. platyrhynchos) and, therefore, not worthy of protection. Phylogenetic analysis, based on mitochondrial d-loop DNA sequences, indicates that Meller's duck is… 
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