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Maui's Dolphin: Uncovering a New Subspecies

Adam N. H. Smith

Measurements on North and South Island dolphin skulls are analysed and evidence produced showing that the South Island Hector dolphin and North Island Maui dolphin are separate subspecies.


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The spreadsheet file Dolphins data.xls presents the data. If you have access to GenStat, you can go through the lesson Dolphin-GenStat.pdf.

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2: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago