Recent extinctions among Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) and the origin of extant populations

Kristina Ramstad, Gillian Gibb, Hugh Robertson, Rogan Colbourne, Erin Doran & Lara Shepherd
Little Spotted Kiwi (LSK; Apteryx owenii) have the lowest genetic diversity of five currently recognised kiwi species apparently due to a bottleneck when at most five individuals were translocated to Kapiti Island in 1912. Ancient DNA analyses show that LSK also had the lowest genetic diversity of kiwi species historically, possibly due to population bottlenecks during Pleistocene glaciation. We compare genetic diversity between LSK from Kapiti Island (extant), D’Urville Island (extinct) and the South Island...
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