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Comment on a research note reporting new populations of the northern quoll in Western Australia
- Westerman, M., Woolley, P. A.
- Australian mammalogy 2016 v.38 no.1 pp. 124-126
- animals, feces, gene flow, nests, nucleotide sequences, Western Australia
- The recent report by Turpin and Bamford (2015) notes a range extension for northern quolls in the Pilbara Bioregion of Western Australia. Mitochondrial DNA sequences derived from five scats show that the new individuals nest within a clade containing all other Pilbara animals. Northern quolls from the Pilbara Bioregion are genetically distinct from congeners from the Kimberley Bioregion. We note that there is no evidence for maternal gene flow between these two regions.