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1 August 2006 MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS OF POCKET GOPHERS OF THE GENUS GEOMYS
Philip D. Sudman, Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Peggy Horner, Michael J. Smolen, John W. Bickham, Robert D. Bradley
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Abstract

Complete DNA sequences obtained from the mitochondrial cytochrome-b gene were examined in 41 individuals representing 11 currently recognized species of Geomys. Similar tree topologies were obtained from parsimony, genetic distance, likelihood, and Bayesian methods of data analyses. Phylogenetic relationships indicated 4 major clades that are referred to as species groups (bursarius, breviceps, personatus, and pinetis). The results also suggest the existence of several cryptic species that warrant further investigation.

Philip D. Sudman, Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Peggy Horner, Michael J. Smolen, John W. Bickham, and Robert D. Bradley "MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS OF POCKET GOPHERS OF THE GENUS GEOMYS," Journal of Mammalogy 87(4), 668-676, (1 August 2006). https://doi.org/10.1644/05-MAMM-A-349R2.1
Accepted: 1 January 2006; Published: 1 August 2006
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cytochrome b
Geomys
phylogenetics
pocket gophers
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