Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34101-7
Title: A striking new species of leaf warbler from the Lesser Sundas as uncovered through morphology and genomics
Authors: Ng, Nathaniel SR
Prawiradilaga, Dewi M
NG YING XIN, ELIZE 
Suparno
Ashari, Hidayat
Trainor, Colin
Verbelen, Philippe
RHEINDT, FRANK ERWIN 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
ROTE ISLAND
MITOCHONDRIAL
PHYLLOSCOPUS
COMPLEX
LOCI
PERSPECTIVE
PHYLOGENY
INDONESIA
GENETICS
IDENTIFY
Issue Date: 23-Oct-2018
Publisher: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Citation: Ng, Nathaniel SR, Prawiradilaga, Dewi M, NG YING XIN, ELIZE, Suparno, Ashari, Hidayat, Trainor, Colin, Verbelen, Philippe, RHEINDT, FRANK ERWIN (2018-10-23). A striking new species of leaf warbler from the Lesser Sundas as uncovered through morphology and genomics. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 8 (1). ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34101-7
Abstract: © 2018, The Author(s). Leaf warblers (Aves; Phylloscopidae) are a diverse clade of insectivorous, canopy-dwelling songbirds widespread across the Old World. The taxonomy of Australasian leaf warblers is particularly complex, with multiple species-level divergences between island taxa in the region requiring further scrutiny. We use a combination of morphology, bioacoustics, and analysis of thousands of genome-wide markers to investigate and describe a new species of Phylloscopus leaf warbler from the island of Rote in the Lesser Sundas, Indonesia. We show that this new Rote Leaf Warbler is morphologically and genomically highly distinct from its congenerics, but do not find vocal differentiation between different island taxa. We discuss the behaviour and ecology of this highly distinctive new species, and make recommendations about its conservation status. We believe this constitutes the first description of a novel bird species that is partly based on insights from massive amounts of genome-wide DNA markers.
Source Title: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/156950
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-34101-7
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