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Ancient DNA Analyses Reveal Contrasting Phylogeographic Patterns amongst Kiwi (Apteryx spp.) and a Recently Extinct Lineage of Spotted Kiwi

  • Lara D. Shepherd mail,

    Lara.Shepherd@tepapa.govt.nz

    Affiliations: Allan Wilson Centre, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Trevor H. Worthy,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Alan J. D. Tennyson,

    Affiliation: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • R. Paul Scofield,

    Affiliation: Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Kristina M. Ramstad,

    Affiliation: Allan Wilson Centre, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • David M. Lambert

    Affiliations: Allan Wilson Centre, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand, Griffith School of Environment and School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

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  • Published: August 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042384

About the Authors

Lara D. Shepherd, David M. Lambert
Allan Wilson Centre, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Lara D. Shepherd
Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Lara D. Shepherd, Alan J. D. Tennyson
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Trevor H. Worthy
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
R. Paul Scofield
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
Kristina M. Ramstad
Allan Wilson Centre, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
David M. Lambert
Griffith School of Environment and School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Lara.Shepherd@tepapa.govt.nz

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests: R. Paul Scofield is an employee of the Canterbury Museum, and Lara D. Shepherd and Alan J.D. Tennyson are employees of the Museum of New Zealand. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LDS THW AJDT DML. Performed the experiments: LDS KMR. Analyzed the data: LDS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: THW AJD RPS. Wrote the paper: LDS THW AJDT KMR DML.