Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 10, 2020

Gentoo penguins are four species, not one

The  BBC reports

Scientists are calling for a shake-up of the penguin kingdom, saying the gentoo penguin is four species, not one.

According to new evidence, the birds are slightly different in shape and size, and can be told apart by their DNA.

Counting them as separate species will help in conservation, they argue, making it easier to monitor declines.

Read more at Gentoo penguins are four species, not one – BBC News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: