Speciation in the deep: genomics and morphology reveal a new species of beaked whale Mesoplodon eueu

@article{Carroll2021SpeciationIT,
  title={Speciation in the deep: genomics and morphology reveal a new species of beaked whale Mesoplodon eueu},
  author={Emma L. Carroll and Michael R. McGowen and Morgan L. McCarthy and Felix Georg Marx and Natacha Aguilar and Merel L. Dalebout and Sascha Dreyer and Oscar E. Gaggiotti and Sabine S. Hansen and A van Helden and Aubrie B. Onoufriou and Robin W. Baird and C. Scott Baker and Simon Berrow and Danielle M. Cholewiak and Diane E. Claridge and Rochelle Constantine and Nicholas J. Davison and Catarina Eira and R. Ewan Fordyce and John Gatesy and G. J. Greg Hofmeyr and Vidal Mart{\'i}n and James G. Mead and Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni and Phillip A. Morin and Cristel Reyes and Emer Rogan and Massimiliano Rosso and M{\'o}nica A. Silva and Mark S Springer and Debbie Steel and Morten Tange Olsen},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2021},
  volume={288}
}
The deep sea has been described as the last major ecological frontier, as much of its biodiversity is yet to be discovered and described. Beaked whales (ziphiids) are among the most visible inhabitants of the deep sea, due to their large size and worldwide distribution, and their taxonomic diversity and much about their natural history remain poorly understood. We combine genomic and morphometric analyses to reveal a new Southern Hemisphere ziphiid species, Ramari's beaked whale, Mesoplodon… 

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