Data from: Structure and phylogeography of two tropical predators, spinner (Stenella longirostris) and pantropical spotted (S attenuata) dolphins, from SNP data

Matthew S. Leslie & Phillip A. Morin
Little is known about global patterns of genetic connectivity in pelagic dolphins, including how circumtropical pelagic dolphins spread globally following the rapid and recent radiation of the subfamily delphininae. In this study, we tested phylogeographic hypotheses for two circumtropical species, the spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) and the pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), using >3,000 nuclear DNA single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in each species. Analyses for population structure indicated significant genetic differentiation between almost all subspecies...

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