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820 [Auk, Vol. 119Notes The Auk 119(3):820826, 2002
 

Summary: 820 [Auk, Vol. 119Notes
The Auk 119(3):820826, 2002
Molecular Support for Species Status of the Nazca Booby (Sula granti)
V. L. FRIESEN,1,4
D. J. ANDERSON,2
T. E. STEEVES,1
H. JONES, AND E. A. SCHREIBER3
1
Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada;
2
Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109, USA; and
3
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, MRC 116, Washington, D.C. 20008-2598, USA
ABSTRACT.--Pitman and Jehl (1998) recently ar-
gued that Masked Boobies (formerly Sula dactylatra
granti) breeding on the Nazca Plate in the eastern Pa-
cific Ocean are morphologically and ecologically dis-
tinct from other Masked Boobies and may represent
a full species. The American Ornithologists' Union
subsequently elevated that subspecies to a full spe-

  

Source: Anderson, David J. - Department of Biology, Wake Forest University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology