DNA barcoding shows that two species were likely to have existed in the genus Euryapteryx, with the possibility of some subspecies."Our results do provide a clearer picture of the species status of Euryapteryx, however, and support the suggestion that two species of Euryapteryx may have existed during the Holocene as well as a subspecies (possibly attributable to E. curtus curtus) that is found solely on New Zealand's North Island." (Dr. David Lambert)
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Species Status for the Extinct Moa Euryapteryx
Complex Species Status for Extinct Moa (Aves: Dinornithiformes) from the Genus Euryapteryx. Huynen, L. and D.M. Lambert. PLoS ONE 9(3): e90212.
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