Genetic subdivision in the giraffe based on mitochondrial DNA sequences
Figure legend in original article (CC-by): "Approximate geographic ranges, pelage patterns, and phylogenetic relationships between giraffe subspecies based on mtDNA sequences. Colored dots on the map represent sampling localities (see additional files 1 and 10 for detailed locality information).
The phylogenetic tree is a maximum-likelihood phylogram based on 1 707 base pairs of mtDNA sequence (1 143 nt of cytochrome b, 429 nt control region and 135 nt of tRNA) from 266 giraffes. Asterisks along branches correspond to node values of > 90% bootstrap support. Stars at branch tips identify paraphyletic haplotypes found in Masai and Reticulated giraffes."
Published 2007-12-21, prepared for and uploaded to Commons 2007-12-21
Brown, David; Rick Brenneman, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, John Pollinger, Borja Mila, Nicholas Georgiadis, Edward Louis, Gregory Grether, David Jacobs, Robert Wayne (2007). "Extensive population genetic structure in the giraffe". BMC Biology 5 (1): 57. DOI:10.1186/1741-7007-5-57. ISSN 1741-7007.