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The integrative future of taxonomy
BackgroundTaxonomy is the biological discipline that identifies, describes, classifies and names extant and extinct species and other taxa. Nowadays, species taxonomy is confronted with the challengeExpand
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To name or not to name: Criteria to promote economy of change in Linnaean classification schemes.
The Linnaean classification system provides the universal reference system for communicating about the diversity of life and its hierarchic history. Several limitations that challenge the stabilityExpand
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New Metrics for Comparison of Taxonomies Reveal Striking Discrepancies among Species Delimitation Methods in Madascincus Lizards
Delimiting and describing species is fundamental to numerous biological disciplines such as evolution, macroecology, and conservation. Delimiting species as independent evolutionary lineages may andExpand
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Systematics and biogeography of the Neotropical genus Mabuya, with special emphasis on the Amazonian skink Mabuya nigropunctata (Reptilia, Scincidae).
Phylogenetic analyses using up to 1532 base pairs (bp) of mitochondrial DNA from 106 specimens of Neotropical Mabuya, including 18 of the 19 recognized South American and Mesoamerican species,Expand
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An integrative taxonomic revision of the Cape Verdean skinks (Squamata, Scincidae)
Miralles, A., Vasconcelos, R., Perera, A., Harris, D. J. & Carranza, S. (2010). An integrative taxonomic revision of the Cape Verdean skinks (Squamata, Scincidae). —Zoologica Scripta, 40, 16–44.
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Role of lipid polymorphism in G protein-membrane interactions: nonlamellar-prone phospholipids and peripheral protein binding to membranes.
Heterotrimeric G proteins (peripheral proteins) conduct signals from membrane receptors (integral proteins) to regulatory proteins localized to various cellular compartments. They are in excess overExpand
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Molecular systematics of Caribbean skinks of the genus Mabuya (Reptilia, Scincidae), with descriptions of two new species from Venezuela
Phylogenetic relationships among the species of Mabuya present around the Caribbean Sea (Antilles, Central America, and northern South America) are proposed for the first time. The molecularExpand
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Reviewintegrative future of taxonomy
Background: Taxonomy is the biological discipline that identifies, describes, classifies and names extant and extinct species and other taxa. Nowadays, species taxonomy is confronted with theExpand
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The phylogenetic distribution and morphological variation of the 'pouch' in female snakes
AbstractSiegel D.S., Miralles A, Trauth S.E. and Aldridge R.D. 2012. The phylogeneticdistribution and morphological variation of the ‘pouch’ in female snakes. — ActaZoologica (Stockholm) 93:Expand
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THE IDENTITY OF LACERTUS MABOUYA LACEPÈDE, 1788, WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEOTYPE: AN APPROACH TOWARD THE TAXONOMY OF NEW WORLD MABUYA
In the present paper, (a) I discuss the validity of the name Lacertus mabouya Lacepède, 1788 (currently placed in the genus Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826); (b) I designate a neotype for this West IndianExpand
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