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dc.contributor.authorKelly, SBA
dc.contributor.authorKelly, DJ
dc.contributor.authorCooper, N
dc.contributor.authorBahrun, A
dc.contributor.authorAnaluddin, K
dc.contributor.authorMarples, NM
dc.contributor.editorFine, PVAen_US
dc.identifier.citationKelly SBA, Kelly DJ, Cooper N, Bahrun A, Analuddin K, et al. (2014) Molecular and Phenotypic Data Support the Recognition of the Wakatobi Flowerpecker (Dicaeum kuehni) from the Unique and Understudied Sulawesi Region. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98694. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098694en_US
dc.description.abstractAccurate estimates of species richness are essential to macroecological and macroevolutionary research, as well as to the effective management and conservation of biodiversity. The resolution of taxonomic relationships is therefore of vital importance. While molecular methods have revolutionised taxonomy, contemporary species delimitation requires an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach. Despite boasting a remarkably high level of endemism, the avifauna of the Sulawesi region of Indonesia remains poorly studied. Previous studies of avian diversity in Sulawesi have focussed predominantly on phenotypic characteristics, thus potentially overlooking any genetically distinct lineages. Grey-sided Flowerpecker Dicaeum celebicum populations from the Wakatobi archipelago were originally described as a separate species from those on nearby mainland Sulawesi. However, for reasons that remain unknown, the Wakatobi populations were reclassified as a subspecies of the mainland form. Combining estimates of genetic divergence with phylogenetic and morphological analyses, we reassessed the status of Wakatobi populations. Our results describe the Wakatobi populations as a separate species to those on mainland Sulawesi; reproductively isolated, genetically and morphologically distinct. We therefore recommend the reclassification of these populations to their original status of Dicaeum kuehni and propose the vernacular name ‘Wakatobi Flowerpecker’. In consideration of our findings and the lack of integrative ornithological research within the Sulawesi region, we believe species richness and avian endemism within the region are underestimated.en_US
dc.titleMolecular and Phenotypic Data Support the Recognition of the Wakatobi Flowerpecker (Dicaeum kuehni) from the Unique and Understudied Sulawesi Regionen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONEen_US
dc.identifier.startpagee98694 - e98694en_US
dc.internal.reviewer-noteNHM is not listed in Natalie's institution list - have emailed her to ask when she started working at NHM to see if done in 'our time' - LorP 22May2017en
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elements.import.authorKelly, SBAen_US
elements.import.authorKelly, DJen_US
elements.import.authorCooper, Nen_US
elements.import.authorBahrun, Aen_US
elements.import.authorAnaluddin, Ken_US
elements.import.authorMarples, NMen_US
dc.description.nhmCopyright 2014 Kelly et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. The attached file is the published version of the article.en_US
dc.subject.nhmMolecular dataen_US
dc.subject.nhmPhenotypic dataen_US
dc.subject.nhmWakatobi Flowerpeckeren_US
dc.subject.nhmDicaeum kuehnien_US

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