A Phylogenetic Synthesis for Oceanic Dolphins: Total Evidence, Cytonuclear Discordance, and Possible Introgressive Hybridization

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Haisten, David;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Systematic biology | Cetacea | Delphinidae | Hybridization | Introgression | Orcinus orca | Steno bredanensis

Introgressive hybridization is increasingly being detected in vertebrate taxa but was thought to be rare in mammals. Recent evidence suggests that this view might not correct and cetaceans may be pre-disposed for the capacity to hybridize. Numerous instances of cetacea... View more
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