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New Zealand's endemic Stewart Island Shag (Leucocarbo chalconotus) comprises two regional groups (Otago and Foveaux Strait) that show consistent differentiation in relative frequencies of pied versus dark-bronze morphotypes, the extent

New Zealand's endemic Stewart Island Shag (Leucocarbo chalconotus) comprises two regional groups (Otago and Foveaux Strait) that show consistent differentiation in relative frequencies of pied versus dark-bronze morphotypes, the extent of facial carunculation, body size and breeding time. We used modern and ancient DNA (mitochondrial DNA control region one), and morphometric approaches to investigate the phylogeography and taxonomy of L. chalconotus and its closely related sister species, the endemic Chatham Island Shag (L. onslowi).

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    • 2014-03-10
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090769
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      1045-3830
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      1939-1560

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    Rawlence, N. J., Till, C. E., Scofield, R. P., Tennyson, A. J., Collins, C. J., Lalas, C., . . . Kennedy, M. (2014). Strong Phylogeographic Structure in a Sedentary Seabird, the Stewart Island Shag (Leucocarbo chalconotus). PLoS ONE, 9(3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090769

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