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A molecular perspective on the evolution of microteiid lizards (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae), and a new classification for the family
A molecular phylogeny was reconstructed for 26 recognized genera of the Gymnophthalmidae using a total of 2379 bp of mitochondrial (12S, 16S and ND4) and nuclear (18S and c-mos) DNA sequences. WeExpand
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Karyotype characterization and nucleolar organizer regions of marsupial species (Didelphidae) from areas of Cerrado and Atlantic Forest in Brazil
The karyotypes of 23 specimens belonging to 16 species from nine genera of Brazilian marsupials (family Didelphidae) were studied. The animals were collected in eight localities of Cerrado orExpand
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Banding patterns and chromosomal evolution in five species of neotropical Teiinae lizards (Squamata: Teiidae)
Karyotypes of five species of South American teiid lizards from subfamily Teiinae: Ameiva ameiva, Kentropyx calcarata, K. paulensis, K. vanzoi (2n = 50, all acrocentric), and Cnemidophorus ocelliferExpand
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Differential staining and microchromosomal variation in karyotypes of four Brazilian species of Tupinambinae lizards (Squamata: Teiidae)
Kayotypes of four neotropical teiid lizard species (Tupinambinae) were herein studied after conventional as well as silver staining and CBG-banding: Crocodilurus amazonicus (2n = 34), TupinambisExpand
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A new species of Leposoma (Squamata: Gymnophthalmidae) with four fingers from the Atlantic Forest central corridor in Bahia, Brazil.
Leposoma sinepollex sp. nov., a new species of the scincoides group, is described from a mountain region in the Atlantic Forest central corridor in state of Bahia, Brazil. The new species isExpand
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Comparative cytogenetics and supernumerary chromosomes in the Brazilian lizard genus Enyalius (Squamata, Polychrotidae).
Cytogenetical analyses based on conventional and differential staining were performed for the first time on five species of the Brazilian lizard genus Enyalius: E. bibronii, E. bilineatus, E.Expand
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Pericentric Inversion Events in Karyotypic Distinction of Brazilian Lizards of Genus Pliyllopezus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) Detected by Chromosomal Banding Patterns
Cytogenetic investigations based on conventional and differential staining analysis (C- and replication R-banding and Ag-staining) were carried out on eight specimens of Pkyllopezus periosus, 17 ofExpand
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Chromosomal Polymorphisms Due to Supernumerary Chromosomes and Pericentric Inversions in the Eyelidless Microteiid Lizard Nothobachia Ablephara (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae)
Cytogenetic studies were performed on eight specimens of the monotypic microteiid lizard Nothobachia ablephara, endemic of the sand dunes of the middle São Francisco river, in the semiarid caatinga,Expand
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On the distinctiveness of Amapasaurus, its relationship with Loxopholis Cope 1869, and description of a new genus for L. guianensis and L. hoogmoedi (Gymnophthalmoidea/Ecpleopodini: Squamata).
Amapasaurus is a monotypic genus of forest lizards never accessed molecularly and, based on morphological similarities, suggested to be closely related to species of the former Leposoma parietaleExpand
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