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The high Andes, gene flow and a stable hybrid zone shape the genetic structure of a wide-ranging South American parrot

Juan F Masello1*, Petra Quillfeldt1, Gopi K Munimanda2, Nadine Klauke3, Gernot Segelbacher4, H Martin Schaefer3, Mauricio Failla5, Maritza Cortés6 and Yoshan Moodley2

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1 Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Radolfzell, Germany

2 Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

3 Department of Evolutionary Biology and Animal Ecology, University of Freiburg, Germany

4 Department of Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Freiburg, Germany

5 Proyecto Patagonia Noreste, Río Negro, Argentina

6 Laboratorio de Ecología y Diversidad de Aves Marinas, Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile

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Frontiers in Zoology 2011, 8:16  doi:10.1186/1742-9994-8-16

Published: 15 June 2011

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Table S1. Classification, GenBank accession numbers, and sample locations with detailed climate parameters of 150 burrowing parrots (Cyanoliseus patagonus).

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Table S2. Haplotype distribution of 150 burrowing parrots (Cyanoliseus patagonus).

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Table S3. Divergence estimates using fossil calibration with rate smoothing across three gene partitions in comparison with cytochrome b mutation rates.

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Figure S1. Sample locations (black dots), main places, regions, and ecoregions mentioned in the text, and rivers of Southern South America.

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