Range‐wide multilocus phylogeography of the red fox reveals ancient continental divergence, minimal genomic exchange and distinct demographic histories

@article{Statham2014RangewideMP,
  title={Range‐wide multilocus phylogeography of the red fox reveals ancient continental divergence, minimal genomic exchange and distinct demographic histories},
  author={M. Statham and J. Murdoch and J. Janecka and K. Aubry and C. Edwards and C. Soulsbury and O. Berry and Z. Wang and D. Harrison and M. Pearch and Louise Tomsett and Judith M. Chupasko and B. Sacks},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23}
}
Widely distributed taxa provide an opportunity to compare biogeographic responses to climatic fluctuations on multiple continents and to investigate speciation. We conducted the most geographically and genomically comprehensive study to date of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), the world's most widely distributed wild terrestrial carnivore. Analyses of 697 bp of mitochondrial sequence in ~1000 individuals suggested an ancient Middle Eastern origin for all extant red foxes and a 400 kya (SD = 139 kya… Expand
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