Phylogeography of the Northern short‐tailed shrew, Blarina brevicauda (Insectivora: Soricidae): past fragmentation and postglacial recolonization

  title={Phylogeography of the Northern short‐tailed shrew, Blarina brevicauda (Insectivora: Soricidae): past fragmentation and postglacial recolonization},
  author={Sara V. Brant and Guillermo Ort{\'i}},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
Blarina brevicauda is distributed across the northeastern region of North America, in areas previously covered by Pleistocene glaciers. Previous molecular systematic study of the species in the genus Blarina suggested the presence of two distinct eastern and western phylogroups within B. brevicauda, in agreement with traditionally recognized semi‐species. To expand the previous work, a collection of 76 individuals from 14 localities collected throughout the range of B. brevicauda was used to… 

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