Unravelling the Myotis muricola muddle

Congratulations to Sigit Wiantoro, Ibnu Maryanto and Mohd Tajuddin b Abdullah on their recent publication in Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS). Phylogenetic and phylogeographic analyses clearly indicate that populations of the widespread Myotis muricola either side of the Wallace Line are sufficiently divergent to be considered separate species, and are sister taxa to M. mystacinus. 

The article can be downloaded here.

Wiantoro, S., Maryanto, I. and Abdullah M. T. (2012). Phylogeny and phylogeography of Myotis muricola (Gray, 1946) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from the West and East of Wallace’s Line inferred from partial mtDNA cytochrome gene. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sci 35 (2): 271-292.