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A molecular and morphological investigation of species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships in Australian free-tailed bats Mormopterus (Chiroptera:Molossidae)

Reardon,TB, Mckenzie,NL, Cooper,SJB, Appleton,B, Carthew,S and Adams,M 2014, A molecular and morphological investigation of species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships in Australian free-tailed bats Mormopterus (Chiroptera:Molossidae), Australian journal of zoology, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 109-136, doi: 10.1071/ZO13082.

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Title A molecular and morphological investigation of species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships in Australian free-tailed bats Mormopterus (Chiroptera:Molossidae)
Author(s) Reardon,TB
Mckenzie,NL
Cooper,SJB
Appleton,B
Carthew,S
Adams,M
Journal name Australian journal of zoology
Volume number 62
Issue number 2
Start page 109
End page 136
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Clayton, Vic
Publication date 2014-06-19
ISSN 0004-959X
1446-5698
Keyword(s) Cryptic species
Morphometrics
mtDNA barcoding
Subgenera
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Zoology
MITOCHONDRIAL-DNA
INSIGHTS
Summary The taxonomic uncertainty surrounding several prominent genera of Australian microbat has been a long-standing impediment to research and conservation efforts on these groups. The free-tail bat genus Mormopterus is perhaps the most significant example, with a long history of acknowledged species-level confusion. This study uses a combined molecular and morphological approach to conduct a comprehensive assessment of species and subgeneric boundaries, between-species phylogenetic affinities and within-species phylogeographic structure in Australian members of Mormopterus. Phylogenetic analyses based on 759 base pairs of the NADH Dehydrogenase subunit 2 mitochondrial gene were concordant with species boundaries delineated using an expanded allozyme dataset and by phallic morphology, and also revealed strong phylogeographic structure within two species. The levels of divergence evident in the molecular and morphological analyses led us to recognise three subgenera within Australia: Micronomus, Setirostris subgen. nov. and Ozimops subgen. nov. Within Ozimops we recognise seven Australian species, three of which are new, and none are conspecific with Indo-Papuan species. The family Molossidae now comprises eleven species across three subgenera in Australia, making it the continent's second most speciose family of bats. © CSIRO 2014.
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/ZO13082
Field of Research 060411 Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Socio Economic Objective 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, CSIRO Publishing
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30070309

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