Sooty Owl taxonomy

Subject: Sooty Owl taxonomy
From: "Tony Keene" <>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2011 05:38:59 +0000
Looking through the Norman et al. paper, they used only one example from each 
of the three species/subspecies, so it's a very small set to make such a call 
from. On that note, would C&B have a problem with differentiating between 
Pomarine and Great Skuas, despite the distance in mitochondrial DNA being 
smaller than that seen in Sooty Owls (0.44% in the two skuas [1] compared with 
0.4-0.8% in the owls).
 Just putting the cat amongst the pigeons (although I don't know the mtDNA 
distance between those).


 [1] Cohen et al. Proc. Roy. Soc. London. B, 1997, v264, p181-190:

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