Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in genetics • glaciations • Ice Age • kiwi • radiation • speciation on August 30th, 2016.
A new study suggests kiwi are more diverse than previously thought, thanks to ice age glaciations driving evolution into multiple lineages. Researchers based in Canada, in collaboration with Department of Conservation scientists, examined a database of kiwi DNA across the geographic range of the five known kiwi species. They found the five kiwi species divided […]
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