Novel insights into the phylogenetic relationships of the endangered marsupial genus Potorous
Greta J Frankham, Kathrine A Handasyde, Mark DB Eldridge
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2012
We would like to thank the following people for supplying tissue samples; P.G. Johnston, M. Norton, M. Westerman, J. Phelan, K. Green, J. Seebeck, T. Friend and A. Murray. Field work was assisted by staff from Parks Victoria (French Island and Grampians National Parks), Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (Stanley), as well as S. Nicol (University of Tasmania), Scouts Tasmania (Carnacoo Camp) and the Kingborough Council. We thank C.J. Metcalfe, J. Rowley, R. Johnston, A. King, and the DNA lab at the Australian Museum for technical assistance. We would also like to thank M. Westerman and C. Krajewski for helpful comments on the manuscript. Victorian field work was conducted under the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment Wildlife Research Permits (10003301/10004552) using procedures approved by the University of Melbourne Animal Ethics Committee (05023/0808507). Tasmanian field work was conducted under the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment permit (FA 09219) using procedures approved by the University of Tasmania Animal Ethics Committee (A0010846). This research was supported by funding from the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, The Margaret Middleton Fund for endangered Australian native vertebrate animals (The Australian Academy of Sciences), The Geddes Postgraduate Award (The Australian Museum), The M.A. Ingram trust and the University of Melbourne.