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Authors: Nayana Wijayathilaka, Gayani Senevirathne, Champika Bandara, Sanath Rajapakse, Rohan Pethiyagoda, Madhava Meegaskumbura

Journal: Global Ecology and Conservation

We integrate three techniques, bioacoustics (call), niche modeling and DNA barcoding as a test case to investigate how the combination of these methods can enhance search efficiency for previously unknown populations, especially for those species that are threatened. As a focal group, we considered a clade in the genus Uperodon earlier referred to as Ramanella, represented by four endemic species in Sri Lanka. The work published in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation.

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