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Genome-wide SNP data and morphology support the distinction of two new species of Kovarikia Soleglad, Fet

Overview of attention for article published in Zookeys, February 2018
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Title
Genome-wide SNP data and morphology support the distinction of two new species of Kovarikia Soleglad, Fet & Graham, 2014 endemic to California (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae)
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Zookeys, February 2018
DOI 10.3897/zookeys.739.20628
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Authors

Robert W. Bryson Jr., Dustin A. Wood, Matthew R. Graham, Michael E. Soleglad, John E. McCormack

Abstract

Morphologically conserved taxa such as scorpions represent a challenge to delimit. We recently discovered populations of scorpions in the genus Kovarikia Soleglad, Fet & Graham, 2014 on two isolated mountain ranges in southern California. We generated genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism data and used Bayes factors species delimitation to compare alternative species delimitation scenarios which variously placed scorpions from the two localities with geographically adjacent species or into separate lineages. We also estimated a time-calibrated phylogeny of Kovarikia and examined and compared the morphology of preserved specimens from across its distribution. Genetic results strongly support the distinction of two new lineages, which we describe and name here. Morphology among the species of Kovarikia was relatively conserved, despite deep genetic divergences, consistent with recent studies of stenotopic scorpions with limited vagility. Phylogeographic structure discovered in several previously described species also suggests additional cryptic species are probably present in the genus.

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Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 21%
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Student > Master 2 8%
Researcher 2 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 9 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 42%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 13%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 7 29%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 September 2018.
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