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CrenoApril 26th, 2011, 10:57 pm
Grants Pass, OR

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Most likely Onocosmoecus but I want to look at a couple critters.
I like the new site look. It will take awhile to look around.
TroutnutApril 26th, 2011, 11:04 pm
Bellevue, WA

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Thanks! I'll stick it in there, provisionally.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
CrenoApril 27th, 2011, 3:28 pm
Grants Pass, OR

Posts: 303
Jason - I decided it is Onocosmoecus. While current taxonomy lists only Onocosmoecus unicolor from that part of the world, several folks have commented on the highly variable adult morphology across NA. Quite a few taxa have been synonymized within O. unicolor which also is often an indication of morphological variability. Current limited, provisional DNA results seems to indicate there may be a couple cryptic species withing O. unicolor so I would leave the photos at genus level for now.
TroutnutApril 28th, 2011, 4:29 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2689
Thanks again! Will do.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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