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Comment on a research note reporting new populations of the northern quoll in Western Australia

Author:
Westerman, M., Woolley, P. A.
Source:
Australian mammalogy 2016 v.38 no.1 pp. 124-126
ISSN:
0310-0049
Subject:
animals, feces, gene flow, nests, nucleotide sequences, Western Australia
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
4860167