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The owls beyond the Andes: Divergence between distant populations suggests new species


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They might be looking quite identical, but each of the populations of two owl species, living in the opposite hemispheres, might actually turn out to be yet another kind. This suggestion has been made by Dr. Colihueque and his team, based on new genetic divergence analyses of the Common Barn and the Short-eared Owl populations from Chile and comparing them with those from other geographic areas. The study is published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.xZc6sYix0Bs


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