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Global patterns of diversification in the history of modern amphibians
- K. Roelants, D. Gower, F. Bossuyt
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 16 January 2007
A phylogenetic timetree based on a multigene data set of 3.75 kb for 171 species reveals several episodes of accelerated amphibian diversification, which do not fit models of gradual lineage accumulation.
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.
The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Osteology of the early archosaurian reptile Erythrosuchus africanus, Broom
- D. Gower
- Environmental Science
Phylogeny of caecilian amphibians (Gymnophiona) based on complete mitochondrial genomes and nuclear RAG1.
Braincase evolution in suchian archosaurs (Reptilia: Diapsida): evidence from the rauisuchian Batrachotomus kupferzellensis
- D. Gower
- 1 September 2002
The most parsimonious hypothesis is consistent with the currently orthodox view of archosaurian phylogeny, except in that aetosaurians are more closely related to crocodylomorphs than is any rauisuchian.
Local Endemism Within the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka Biodiversity Hotspot
It is shown, using molecular phylogenies of two invertebrate and four vertebrate groups, that biotic interchange between these areas has been much more limited than hitherto assumed.
A hotspot of gene order rearrangement by tandem duplication and random loss in the vertebrate mitochondrial genome.
- Diego San Mauro, D. Gower, R. Zardoya, M. Wilkinson
- BiologyMolecular biology and evolution
- 21 September 2005
New derived mt gene orders in the vertebrate "WANCY" region of four closely related caecilian amphibians are reported and the novel arrangements found, including the presence of pseudogenes, and positions of intergenic spacers fully satisfy predictions from the TDRL model.
Sarmatosuchus and the early history of the Archosauria
Evidence suggesting that proterosuchids may have existed with erythrosuchids and early crown-group archosaurs in the Middle Triassic requires a revision of the understanding of the earl...
Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines
Panzootic chytrid fungus out of Asia Species in the fungal genus Batrachochytrium are responsible for severe declines in the populations of amphibians globally. The sources of these pathogens have…