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={Mark J. Statham and James D. Murdoch and Jan E. Janecka and Keith B. Aubry and Ceiridwen J. Edwards and Carl D. Soulsbury and Oliver Berry and Zhenghuan Wang and David K. Harrison and Malcolm J. Pearch and Louise Tomsett and Judith M. Chupasko and Benjamin N. 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… 
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