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Phenotypic plasticity leads to incongruence between morphology-based taxonomy and genetic differentiation in western Palaearctic tortoises (Testudo graeca complex; Testudines, Testudinidae)
Tortoises of the Testudo graeca complex inhabit a patchy range that covers part of three continents (Africa, Europe, Asia). It extends approximately 6500 km in an east-west direction from easternExpand
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Haemogregarines from western Palaearctic freshwater turtles (genera Emys, Mauremys) are conspecific with Haemogregarina stepanowi Danilewsky, 1885
SUMMARY The majority of Haemogregarina species have been based on the morphology of their erythrocytic stages and supposed strict host specificity. The quantity of species with a limited number ofExpand
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Assessment trace elements concentrations in tissues in Caspian Pond Turtle (Mauremys caspica) from Golestan province, Iran.
Concentrations of cadmium, lead, zinc, and copper were measured in different organs and tissues of 15 Caspian Pond Turtle (Mauremys caspica) collected from Gharehsu River, Golestan province, Iran inExpand
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Co-distribution Pattern of a Haemogregarine Hemolivia mauritanica (Apicomplexa: Haemogregarinidae) and Its Vector Hyalomma aegyptium (Metastigmata: Ixodidae)
Abstract Hyalomma aegyptium ticks were collected from tortoises, Testudo graeca, at localities in northern Africa, the Balkans, and the Near and Middle East. The intensity of infestation ranged fromExpand
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Conservation genetics and phylogeography of the poorly known Middle Eastern terrapin Mauremys caspica (Testudines: Geoemydidae)
The West Asian stripe-necked terrapin Mauremys caspica is widespread throughout the Middle East—a region for which only few phylogeographic studies are available. Due to landscape alteration,Expand
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Sexual Dimorphism in Laudakia erythrogastra (Sauria: Agamidae) from Khorasan Razavi Province, Northeastern Iran
To investigate patterns of sexual dimorphism in the topotypes of Laudakia erythrogastra , seven morphometric and seven meristic characters were examined in 21 specimens including nine males and 12Expand
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A Preliminary Study of the Lizard Fauna and Their Habitats in Northwestern Iran
Northwestern Iran has unique geographical and climatic conditions that support a rich flora and fauna. In view of the lack of in-depth studies on the lizards of the region, an investigation wasExpand
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Mitochondrial phylogeography of European pond turtles (Emys orbicularis, Emys trinacris) – an update
Based on more than 1100 samples of Emys orbicularis and E. trinacris, data on mtDNA diversity and distribution of haplotypes are provided, including for the first time data for Armenia, Georgia,Expand
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Environmentally caused dwarfism or a valid species--is Testudo weissingeri Bour, 1996 a distinct evolutionary lineage? New evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear genomic markers.
We examine the evolutionary relationships of the five traditionally recognized species of the western Palearctic tortoise genus Testudo (T. graeca, T. hermanni, T. horsfieldii, T. kleinmanni, and T.Expand
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Go east: phylogeographies of Mauremys caspica and M. rivulata– discordance of morphology, mitochondrial and nuclear genomic markers and rare hybridization
In recent years many cases of hybridization and introgression became known for chelonians, requiring a better understanding of their speciation mechanisms. Phylogeographic investigations offer basicExpand
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