Re: Betty and Harry Albatross

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Subject: Re: Betty and Harry Albatross
From: "Robert Berry" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 18:03:50 +1000

> From: John Penhallurick <>
> I nissed the post that Glen refers to.  .
> I see the splits as justified because mtDNA sequencing is at last
> us with reasonably definitive in the area of species limits.  

John, have you seen the mtDNA evidence for splitting the Albatrosses? Or is
the evidence nissing?

> I also feel very strongly that Julian Ford's lumping of the Nullarbor
> Quail-thrush C.alisteri with Cinnnamon Quail-thrush, C.cinnamomeum was
> wrong, as was his uniting of the Western Quail-thrush C.marginatum, with
> Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush, C.castaneothorax of sQld and nNSW.  
> In fact, apart from the computer packages he used, Ford's choice of
> are similar to those used by Gadow in the nineteenth century!

What software did Gadow use?


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