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Cryptic Diversity of African Tigerfish (Genus Hydrocynus) Reveals Palaeogeographic Signatures of Linked Neogene Geotectonic Events

  • Sarah A. M. Goodier,

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Fenton P. D. Cotterill mail,

    fcotterill@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

    Current address: Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), Geoecodynamics Research Hub, c/o Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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  • Colleen O'Ryan,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Paul H. Skelton,

    Affiliation: South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), Grahamstown, South Africa

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  • Maarten J. de Wit

    Affiliations: Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), Earth Stewardship Science, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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  • Published: December 14, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028775
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Sarah A. M. Goodier, Fenton P. D. Cotterill, Colleen O'Ryan
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Sarah A. M. Goodier, Fenton P. D. Cotterill, Maarten J. de Wit
Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Paul H. Skelton
South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), Grahamstown, South Africa
Maarten J. de Wit
Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), Earth Stewardship Science, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: fcotterill@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have the following competing interests: The authors' are grateful for logistical support from Keith Clover of Tourette Fishing Safaris, Mike de Wit and colleagues of BRC-DiamondCore; Robin Hartle, and guides and staff at Nxamaseri, Guma and Drotsky's Camps; as well as the National Geographical Society and Ndola Fisheries. Shimano and Fred Tucker's are gratefully thanked for sponsorship of angling equipment. Part of this work was carried out by using the resources of the Computational Biology Service Unit from Cornell University which is partially funded by Microsoft Corporation. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FC SG CO. Performed the experiments: SG FC. Analyzed the data: SG FC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SG FC CO PS MDW. Wrote the paper: SG FC CO PS MDW.