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From: Brett J. Vickers To: All Msg #129, May-21-93 01:22PM Subject: Re: speciation list? Organization: University of California, Irvine From: (Brett J. Vickers) Message-ID: <> Reply-To: (Brett J. Vickers) Newsgroups: In article <> (Chris Colby) writes: >Brett, do you have references for the fish and rats (I know of >several new plant species)? I do not currently have references to cite for the speciation of fish, however I have a couple for the case of rats. Genus _Rattus_ currently consists of 137 species [1,2] and is known to have originally developed in Indonesia and Malaysia during and prior to the Middle Ages [3]. ([1] is the only source I have consulted.) [1] T. Yosida. Cytogenetics of the Black Rat. University Park Press, Baltimore, 1980. [2] D. Morris. The Mammals. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1965. [3] G. H. H. Tate. "Some Muridae of the Indo-Australian region," Bull. Amer. Museum Nat. Hist. 72: 501-728, 1963. >Has anyone compiled a list of observed speciations? I list >a couple in my FAQ, but I know that more extensive lists >have been posted. Supposedly, someone was going to be working on one over the summer. I can't remember who it was that volunteered for this task, though. -- Brett J. Vickers Only a fool plays leapfrog with a unicorn.


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