Cryptic speciation in gentoo penguins is driven by geographic isolation and regional marine conditions: Unforeseen vulnerabilities to global change

The conservation of biodiversity is hampered by data deficiencies, with many new species and subspecies awaiting description or reclassification. Population genomics and ecological niche modelling offer complementary new tools for un-covering functional units of phylogenetic diversity. We hypothesize that phyloge-netically delineated lineages of gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) distributed across Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands are subject to spatially explicit ecological con-ditions that have limited gene flow, facilitating genetic differentiation, and thereby speciation processes.


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Authors: Pertierra, Luis R., Segovia, Nicolás I., Noll, Daly, Martinez, Pablo A., Pliscoff, Patricio, Barbosa, Andrés, Aragón, Pedro, Raya Rey, Andrea, Pistorius, Pierre, Trathan, Phil ORCIDORCID record for Phil Trathan, Polanowski, Andrea, Bonadonna, Francesco, Le Bohec, Céline, Bi, Ke, Wang‐Claypool, Cynthia Y., González‐Acuña, Daniel, Dantas, Gisele P. M., Bowie, Rauri C. K., Poulin, Elie, Vianna, Juliana A.

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1 August, 2020
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