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Frans_Jozef
Friday, January 26th, 2007, 07:44 AM
Researcher discovers hybrid speciation in the Sierra Nevada

John Trent


University of Nevada, Reno researcher Matthew Forister is among a group of scientists that have documented an unusual type of speciation in the Sierra Nevada, including a hybrid species of butterfly that can trace its lineage as far back as almost a half a million years ago. In a recently published article in the leading research journal Science, the discovery is one of the most convincing cases of this type of species formation that has ever been demonstrated in animals.



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