Data released on May 19, 2014
The Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus (Bruch, 1832)) is a large bird, measuring from 160 -183 cm in length, 9–15 kg in weight and 290–351 cm in wingspan. This species breeds from southern Europe to India and China and is found in lakes, rivers, deltas and estuaries. Unlike with the Great White Pelican, The Dalmatian Pelican is not tied to lowland areas and will move and nest in suitable wetlands at a variety of elevations.
These data have been produced as part of the Avian Phylogenomics Project. DNA was collected from a male at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, of an animal tended by Mads Bertelsen, now vouchered (105271) at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. We sequenced the genome to a depth of approximately 34X.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 1.17Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 18kb and 43kb respectively. We identified 14,813 protein-coding genes with a mean length of 11.9kb.
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