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Hello! Our recent research on the phylogeography of the Burrowing Parrot Cyanoliseus patagonus shows that two of the sub-species, which are genetically distinct populations, are under threat.
C. p. bloxami, with a maximun population size of 5000 individuals
C. p. andinus, with a maximum population of 2000 nests
Detailed information is available in:
Masello,J.F., Quillfeldt,P., Munimanda,G.K., Klauke,N., Segelbacher,G., Schaefer,H.M., Failla,M., Cortés,M. & Moodley,Y. 2011. The high Andes, gene flow and a stable hybrid zone shape the genetic structure of a wide-ranging South American parrot. Frontiers in Zoology, 8, e16
This is an open access paper, available at:
Please, let me know any related questions.
All the best,
Dr. Juan F. Masello
Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen
Department of Animal Ecology & Systematics
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