Molecular phylogeny and divergence dates for Australasian elapids and sea snakes (hydrophiinae): evidence from seven genes for rapid evolutionary radiations
- K. Sanders, M. S. Lee, R. Leys, R. Foster, J. Scott Keogh
- Environmental Science, BiologyJournal of Evolutionary Biology
- 1 May 2008
Many of the retrieved groupings are consistent with previous molecular and morphological analyses, but the polyphyly of the viviparous and burrowing groups, and of Neelaps, are novel results.
The genetic legacy of aridification: climate cycling fostered lizard diversification in Australian montane refugia and left low-lying deserts genetically depauperate.
Evaluating fossil calibrations for dating phylogenies in light of rates of molecular evolution: a comparison of three approaches.
Saturation significantly influenced the fossils that were selected as most reliable for all three methods evaluated and highlighted the need to critically evaluate the fossils selected by data with different rates of nucleotide substitution and how data withDifferent evolutionary rates affect the results of each method for evaluating fossils.
Phylogenetic conservatism in skulls and evolutionary lability in limbs – morphological evolution across an ancient frog radiation is shaped by diet, locomotion and burrowing
The results illustrate how morphological diversification in animal clades can follow complex processes, entailing selective pressures from the environment as well as multiple trait covariance with varying degrees of independence across different structures.
Shifting sands and shifty lizards: molecular phylogeny and biogeography of African flat lizards (Platysaurus).
Climatic fluctuations shape the phylogeography of a mesic direct‐developing frog from the south‐western Australian biodiversity hotspot
Assessment of phylogeographic pattern throughout the range of Metacrinia nichollsi is carried out in order to develop specific biogeographical hypotheses for the wet forests of south‐western Australia.
Aridification drove repeated episodes of diversification between Australian biomes: evidence from a multi-locus phylogeny of Australian toadlets (Uperoleia: Myobatrachidae).
Ancient drainages divide cryptic species in Australia's arid zone: morphological and multi-gene evidence for four new species of Beaked Geckos (Rhynchoedura).
Molecular determination of paternity in a natural population of the multiply mating polygynous lizard Eulamprus heatwolei
Neither male home range ownership nor body size is significantly correlated with the number of paternities a male obtained, which suggests a polygynous mating system for this species.
Biogeography of the Kimberley, Western Australia: a review of landscape evolution and biotic response in an ancient refugium
We review the biogeography of the Kimberley, with a particular focus on the geological and landscape history of the region. We identified broad geological and biogeographical discontinuities across…