NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Large baleen whales in the Balaenopteridae family (commonly known as rorqual whales) have undergone sympatric speciation — speciation without clear geographic barriers between them — despite ongoing hybridization, according to new research from investigators in Sweden and Germany.

"Speciation under gene flow is rare," co-first author Fritjof Lammers, a researcher affiliated with the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Goethe University Frankfurt, and the LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics, said in a statement.

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