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Melanie Hingston

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Phylogeography of the commensal Rattus exulans with implications for its use as bioproxy for human migrations

The Pacific rat, Rattus exulans, or Kiore as it is called by Maori, is a small human commensal associated with the human settlement of the Pacific. Archaeological evidence from Island Melanesia connects the distribution of the species with the presumed ancestors of all Polynesians, the...