Mitochondrial phylogeography, subspecific taxonomy, and conservation genetics of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis; Aves: Gruidae)

@article{Phymer2004MitochondrialPS,
  title={Mitochondrial phylogeography, subspecific taxonomy, and conservation genetics of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis; Aves: Gruidae)},
  author={Judith M. Phymer and Mathew G. Fain and Jane E. Austin and Douglas H. Johnson and Carey Krajewski},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={203-218}
}
Six subspecies of sandhill cranes (Gruscanadensis) have been denoted based onperceived morphological and/or breedinglocality differences among them. Threesubspecies are migratory, breeding from thehigh arctic in North America and Siberia(lesser sandhill, G. c. canadensis),south through central Canada (Canadiansandhill, G. c. rowani) and into thenorthern United States (greater sandhill, G. c. tabida). A review of sandhill cranetaxonomy indicates that the size variation, onthe basis of which… 
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