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Alien reptiles and amphibians : a scientific compendium and analysis
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This chapter discusses the impacts of Alien Reptiles and Amphibians on policy and research, management responses, and implications for Policy and Research.
Eleutherodactylus frog introductions to Hawaii
As an oceanic archipelago isolated from continental source areas, Hawaii lacks native terrestrial reptiles and amphibians, Polynesians apparently introduced seven gecko and skink species after
DNA systematics and evolution of the artiodactyl family Bovidae.
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These sequence comparisons suggest that most bovid tribes originated early in the Miocene with all extant lineages present by approximately 16-17 million years ago, and provide an example of rapid cladogenesis, following the origin of families in the infraorder Pecora.
Predicting establishment success for alien reptiles and amphibians: a role for climate matching
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Findings may guide risk assessments for the import of live alien reptiles and amphibians to reduce the rate new species establish in the wild and improve climate matches between the jurisdiction where they were introduced and their geographic range elsewhere in the world.
Human-mediated Escalation of a Formerly Eradicable Problem: The Invasion of Caribbean Frogs in the Hawaiian Islands
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Though there currently is a tool that can be used for localized control of frogs in limited circumstances, overall efforts by Federal, State, and County agencies to control the frog in Hawaii have been hampered by limited authorities and funds.
Phylogenetic relationships of colubroid snakes based on mitochondrial DNA sequences
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The tree resulting from transversion parsimony analysis rooted with Acrochordus is regarded as the best current estimate of colubroid phylogenetic relationships, suggesting that long-branch problems can severely compromise elucidation of Colubroid relationships if limited taxonomic sampling strategies are followed.
Phylogeny and evolution of antlered deer determined from mitochondrial DNA sequences.
Mitochondrial DNA sequences of both ribosomal RNA genes and three adjacent transfer RNA genes were obtained for the three extant subfamilies of antlered deer (Cervinae, Muntiacinae, and Odocoileinae)
Crotaline Intergeneric Relationships Based on Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Data
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Investigation of phylogenetic relationships among 30 species of pit vipers representing all proposed genera except monotypic Ophryacus by comparing DNA sequence data from mitochondrial ND4 genes suggests an Old World origin of Crotalinae with a single invasion of the New World.
Rapid cladogenesis among the pecoran ruminants: Evidence from mitochondrial dna sequences
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Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences provided no robust patterns of relationship for the four families of pecoran ruminants studied, consistent with the hypothesis that the peCoran families resulted from a rapid radiation in the Early Miocene to Late Oligocene.
Impacts from Invasive Reptiles and Amphibians
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Alien herpetofauna have a broad diversity of ecological and evolutionary impacts, involving seven mechanisms, and major research gaps remain in understanding community-level impacts, the risk posed by competition, determinants of predation impact, the relevance of genetic diversity to impacts, and how to predict impacts.
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