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The Evolutionary History and a Systematic Revision of Woodrats of the Neotoma lepida Group

James Patton

Abstract

This book details the evolutionary history of the desert woodrat complex (lepida group, genus Neotoma) of western North America. The analyses include standard multivariate morphometrics of museum specimens coupled with mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences and microsatellite loci. The work also traces the spatial and temporal diversification of this group of desert-dwelling rodents, revising species boundaries and delineating subspecies considered valid.

Keywords: woodrats, evolutionary history, North America, Neotoma lepida, rodents, morphometrics, DNA sequences, spatial diversification, temporal diversification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520098664
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098664.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Patton, author