Australian Sugar Gliders Spli

Looks like Australian sugar gliders have been split into three species.

https://theconversation.com/a-rare-discovery-we-found-the-sugar-glider-is-actually-three-species-but-one-is-disappearing-fast-142807?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa060/5870721?redirectedFrom=fulltext&fbclid=IwAR2SjXSgZ5PGAx1-m855Ud4XGjjBD3N5iwhe6gd3XkwBAqsQ1lXpkeZ62-g

4 Comments
  1. Phil Gregory 4 months ago

    Where does this leave the New Guinea populations of Sugar Glider?

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      Jon Hall 4 months ago

      Phil. Looking at the discussion on the Aus mammal group on Facebook it seems that Cape York sugar gliders are still under review as to where they fit in this (if at all). Presumably the PNG animals will be the same species.

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    Jon Hall 4 months ago

    THanks Michael – interesting. I had heard talk about the Savanna Glider before but not on the other split. I hope so – two new for me!

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    Vladimir Dinets 4 months ago

    Note that there is no nuclear DNA data and no data from supposed contact zones. I think it’s better to wait for those before accepting the split. MtDNA-based changes to taxonomy often prove to be misguided.

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