One Species or Two? Vicariance, Lineage Divergence and Low mtDNA Diversity in Geographically Isolated Populations of South Asian River Dolphin

@article{Braulik2014OneSO,
  title={One Species or Two? Vicariance, Lineage Divergence and Low mtDNA Diversity in Geographically Isolated Populations of South Asian River Dolphin},
  author={G. Braulik and R. Barnett and V. Odon and V. Islas-Villanueva and A. Hoelzel and J. A. Graves},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={22},
  pages={111-120}
}
  • G. Braulik, R. Barnett, +3 authors J. A. Graves
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Journal of Mammalian Evolution
  • Despite their endangered status, the taxonomic relationship between the two geographically isolated South Asian river dolphin populations has never been comprehensively assessed and remains contentious. Here we present the first dedicated evaluation of the molecular phylogenetic relationship between the Indus (Platanista gangetica minor) and Ganges (Platanista gangetica gangetica) River dolphins using mitochondrial DNA from the control region and cytochrome b, extracted from museum specimens… CONTINUE READING

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