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Neotropical (including Caribbean) subspecies likely to be extinct

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  1. 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.

    This are:

    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:

    http://www.frontiersinzoology.com/content/8/1/16

    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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