Species boundaries, phylogeography and conservation genetics of the red‐legged frog (Rana aurora/draytonii) complex

@article{BradleyShaffer2004SpeciesBP,
  title={Species boundaries, phylogeography and conservation genetics of the red‐legged frog (Rana aurora/draytonii) complex},
  author={H. Bradley Shaffer and Gary M. Fellers and S Randal Voss and Jeffrey C. Oliver and Gregory B. Pauly},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13}
}
The red‐legged frog, Rana aurora, has been recognized as both a single, polytypic species and as two distinct species since its original description 150 years ago. It is currently recognized as one species with two geographically contiguous subspecies, aurora and draytonii; the latter is protected under the US Endangered Species Act. We present the results of a survey of 50 populations of red‐legged frogs from across their range plus four outgroup species for variation in a phylogenetically… 
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