WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops australis Charlton-Robb, Gershwin, Thompson, Austin, Owen & McKechnie, 2011

584858

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Charlton-Robb, K., L. Gershwin, R. Thompson, J. Austin, K. Owen and S. McKechnie. 2011. A new dolphin species, the Burrunan dolphin Tursiops australis sp. nov., endemic to southern Australian coastal waters. PLOS one 6:1-17. [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy This may prove to be an unaccepted taxon....  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy This may prove to be an unaccepted taxon. There are no diagnostic morphological characters, and the molecular analyses are weak. The series was compared only to Australian series of bottlenose dolphins, and cranial measurements overlapped in all cases, even with the small samples examined. The mtDNA contral region was used but it has been shown to be ineffective in species phylogeny, and the nodes in the cytochrome b analysis were only weakly supported. STRUCTURE is also an inappropriate analysis at the supraspecific level. Average differences and clustering in multivariate analyses were taken to indicate species-level difference, not in accord with conventional morphologically-based systematics. [details]
Perrin, W. (2011). Tursiops australis Charlton-Robb, Gershwin, Thompson, Austin, Owen & McKechnie, 2011. In: Perrin, W.F. (2017). World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=584858 on 2017-11-18

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original description Charlton-Robb, K., L. Gershwin, R. Thompson, J. Austin, K. Owen and S. McKechnie. 2011. A new dolphin species, the Burrunan dolphin Tursiops australis sp. nov., endemic to southern Australian coastal waters. PLOS one 6:1-17. [details]   
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy This may prove to be an unaccepted taxon. There are no diagnostic morphological characters, and the molecular analyses are weak. The series was compared only to Australian series of bottlenose dolphins, and cranial measurements overlapped in all cases, even with the small samples examined. The mtDNA contral region was used but it has been shown to be ineffective in species phylogeny, and the nodes in the cytochrome b analysis were only weakly supported. STRUCTURE is also an inappropriate analysis at the supraspecific level. Average differences and clustering in multivariate analyses were taken to indicate species-level difference, not in accord with conventional morphologically-based systematics. [details]
 

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English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBurrunan dolphin  [details]