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Mitochondrial differentiation and biogeography of Hyla meridionalis (Anura: Hylidae): an unusual phylogeographical pattern
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The results support the idea of a very recent colonization of south-western Europe and the Canary Islands from Morocco, and suggest that the split between the two lineages is ancient.
Multilocus species tree analyses resolve the radiation of the widespread Bufo bufo species group (Anura, Bufonidae).
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Coalescent-based estimations of time to most recent common ancestors for each species and selected subclades allowed historical reconstruction of the diversification of the species group in the context of Mediterranean paleogeography and indicated a long evolutionary history in this region.
All grown-up and nowhere to go: paedomorphosis and local adaptation in Ambystoma salamanders in the Cuenca Oriental of Mexico
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It is shown that the first divergence among populations occurred between Alchichica and the remaining populations and that the evolution of paedomorphosis in A. taylori was likely favoured by local adaptation to saline conditions, thus increasing its genetic isolation.
Phylogeography of Pseudacris regilla (Anura: Hylidae) in western North America, with a proposal for a new taxonomic rearrangement.
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It is proposed to consider the three major clades of Pseudacris regilla as distinct species: P. regilla, P. pacifica, and P. hypochondriaca.
Evolutionary history of Ichthyosaura alpestris (Caudata, Salamandridae) inferred from the combined analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial markers.
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This study provides a solid, comprehensive background on the evolutionary history of the alpine newt based on the most complete combined mtDNA+nDNA+allozymes dataset to date and identification of instances of discordance across markers that highlight the complexity and dynamism of past and ongoing evolutionary processes in the species.
How complex is the Bufo bufo species group?
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Molecular genetic evidence relevant to the systematics of toads in the Bufo bufo species group (Anura, Bufonidae) is reviewed and the proposal to downgrade B. spinosus and B. verrucosissimus to the subspecies level is rejected.
Polymorphic microsatellite markers for Mexican salamanders of the genus Ambystoma
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A partial genomic library enriched for microsatellites and characterized nine loci for the Mexican species of Ambystoma are screened and will be important for studies of conservation genetics in this radiation.
Conservation genetics of threatened Mexican axolotls (Ambystoma)
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Genetic diversity among populations of Ambystoma salamanders endemic to Mexico is assessed to test whether paedomorphic lineages have lower genetic diversity than metamorphic ones, and whether gene flow contributes to the maintenance of diversity in divergent forms with either life history.
Morphological and genetic differentiation of Bufo toads: two cryptic species in Western Europe (Anura, Bufonidae)
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Investigation of patterns of variation in molecular and morphological variables in Northern France and the characters differentiating both species in an evolutionary context support the view that B. bufo and B. spinosus are best considered different species.
Evolutionary history of Lissotriton helveticus: multilocus assessment of ancestral vs. recent colonization of the Iberian Peninsula.
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Diversity patterns among Lissotriton species seem to be defined by four main factors: ancestral distributions, colonization capabilities, interactions with other species and effective population sizes, which explain part of the diversity in patterns of genetic diversity created by glaciations in Western Europe.
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