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Moorean tree snail survival revisited: a multi-island genealogical perspective

Taehwan Lee1, John B Burch1, Trevor Coote2, Paul Pearce-Kelly3, Carole Hickman4, Jean-Yves Meyer5 and Diarmaid Ó Foighil1*

Author Affiliations

1 Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079, USA

2 Partulid Global Species Management Programme, B.P. 44921 Fare Tony, Papeete, Tahiti, Polynésie Française

3 Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London, UK

4 University of California, Department of Integrative Biology, 3060 VLSB #3140, Berkeley, CA 94720-3140, USA

5 Délégation à la Recherche, Ministère de l'Education, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, B.P. 20981 Papeete, Tahiti, Polynésie Française

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:204  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-204

Published: 18 August 2009

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Additional file 1:

Comparative views of Partula clara incrassa specimens sampled from Tiapa Valley (Tahiti) by T. Coote in 2007 and by H. E. Crampton during his 1906–1909 expeditions.

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Field photograph of suspected Samoana diaphana live wild specimen taken by J.-Y. Meyer on Moorea in 2008.

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Table showing the taxonomic designation, sampling location, shell voucher specimen catalogue number and GenBank Accession numbers for every partulid mt COI haplotype employed in this study.

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