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Systematics of Myotis occultus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) inferred from sequences of two mitochondrial genes

Journal of Mammalogy

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https://doi.org/10.1644/1545-1542(2002)083<0386:SOMOCV>2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

The systematic relationship between Myotis lucifugus carissima and Myotis occultus has been the subject of multiple studies. Although several studies, including a recent allozyme study, concluded that M. occultus is a subspecies of M. lucifugus, this view has not been universally accepted. We reexamined the relationships of these 2 taxa by sequencing the mitochondrial cytochrome-b (cyt-b) and cytochrome oxidase II (COII) genes of specimens from the allozyme study. The results suggest that M. occultus represents an evolutionarily distinct monophyletic lineage and provide support to arguments that M. occultus is a distinct species.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Systematics of Myotis occultus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) inferred from sequences of two mitochondrial genes
Series title:
Journal of Mammalogy
DOI:
10.1644/1545-1542(2002)083<0386:SOMOCV>2.0.CO;2
Volume:
83
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society of Mammalogists
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
10 p.
First page:
386
Last page:
395