[Taxacom] Neanderthals a species? (was: barcode of life)

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Fri Jul 2 23:39:44 CDT 2010


A recent study of Japanese millipedes has been probing exactly this question. It looks at a taxonomically difficult complex of species/subspecies, tests a nuclear and a mitochondrial gene, and examines the correlations with both body size and genital morphology:

Sota, T. and Tanabe, T. 2010. Multiple speciation events in an arthropod with divergent evolution in sexual morphology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 689-696.

The paper is a free PDF download or a free Web read at

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/277/1682/689.full

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Dr Robert Mesibov
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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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