What was the rationale for splitting molybdophanes into Somali Ostrich, althogh obviously some phenotypic differences. Where would the extinct syriacus form sit?
martinf said:What was the rationale for splitting molybdophanes into Somali Ostrich, althogh obviously some phenotypic differences. Where would the extinct syriacus form sit?
jurek said:Syriacus was genetically and visually very similar to camelus except smaller size.
BTW, anybody knows about Asian Ostrich? There are some rumours (paintings on Chinese artifacts etc.) that Ostrich historically occured in C Asian steppes, too.
Xenospiza said:Unless I'm really mistaken, they were used in the Green Warbler–Double-barred Leaf Warbler studies (which have something like 6 mtDNA clades, but a continuous change in the AFLP markers showed all populations were connected).
Because you cannot really know if the fragment present in two different lanes are actually the same or not, I would have problems trusting a result made with AFLP ... If you want a result from the non-mitochondrial genome, use ten reactions for microsattelites instead, even though the total experiment will become more expensive. Or, sequence some introns.
IOC has listed S australis Southern Ostrich as a proposed split.Miller, Hallager, Monfort, Newby, Bishop, Tidmus, Black, Houston, Matthee & Fleischer 2010.
Also suggests possible species status for S (c) australis (incl massaicus).
So would Southern Ostrich include birds from Masai Mara?