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Over a decade of species discovery with Bush Blitz.

Jo Harding (Bush Blitz); Kate Gillespie (Bush Blitz). Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest species discovery program. It is a unique multi-million dollar partnership between the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Parks Australia, BHP and Earthwatch Australia to document plants and animals across Australia. There are an estimated 580,000-680,000 species in Australia, …

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A big burst of blindsnakes: Phylogenomics and historical biogeography of Australia’s most species-rich snake genus.

Sarin Tiatragul (Australian National University); Elizabeth S. Broady (Australian National University); Ian G. Brennan (Australian National University); J. Scott Keogh (Australian National University). Blindsnakes are cylindrical-bodied snakes with reduced vision and have scales that completely cover their eyes. Out of over 450 described species of blindsnakes globally, the Australo-Papuan blindsnake radiation is among the most species …

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Resolving species complexes among taramea, speargrasses, Aciphylla (Apiaceae) using ddRADseq.

Leon Perrie (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa); Lara Shepherd (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa). The 40 species of Aciphylla endemic to New Zealand make it one of the country’s biggest indigenous genera.  In the Apiaceae, the colloquial name of speargrasses reflects that the leaflets of most species have sharp, stiff, skin-piercing apices with the …

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