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Recent introduction of a chytrid fungus endangers Western Palearctic salamanders
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Results show that B. salamandrivorans is restricted to, but highly pathogenic for, salamanders and newts (Urodela), and likely originated and remained in coexistence with a clade of salamander hosts for millions of years in Asia. Expand
Systematic relationships of Oriental tiny frogs of the family Microhylidae (Amphibia, Anura) as revealed by mtDNA genealogy.
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The genealogical relationships and assessed systematic relationships among 45 out of 89 named species and four unnamed taxa from 11 of 14 genera of the Oriental microhylids were estimated using maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian inference methods. Expand
Two new species of Tylototriton from Thailand (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae).
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Two new species are described in a salamandrid newt Tylototriton shanjing from Thailand, one from northern and the other from northeastern Thailand, based on molecular and morphological data, however a taxonomic decision is not made on the remaining one group because of the lack of voucher specimens and sufficient genetic data. Expand
Phylogenetic surveys on the newt genus Tylototriton sensu lato (Salamandridae, Caudata) reveal cryptic diversity and novel diversification promoted by historical climatic shifts
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Investigation of the diversification patterns of the newt genus Tylototriton sensu lato found that the genus held a higher diversification rate in the late Miocene-to-Pliocene era than that in the Pleistocene, and the reinforcement of East Asian monsoons associated with the stepwise uplifts of the Tibetan Plateau promoted the radiation of the genus in southeastern Asia. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships and biogeography of the Japanese clawed salamander, Onychodactylus japonicus (Amphibia: Caudata: Hynobiidae), and its congener inferred from the mitochondrial cytochrome b
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The estimated divergence times and available geohistorical data suggest that O. japonicus began to differentiate in the Upper Late Miocene and that the pattern of genetic differentiation of this species has been affected strongly by climate changes and geohistsorical events such as volcanic activity and mountain formation. Expand
Phylogenetic and taxonomic relationships of the Polypedates leucomystax complex (Amphibia)
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The phylogenetic and taxonomic relationships of the Polypedates leucomystax complex (Amphibia) are described and described as follows:. Expand
Large-scale phylogenetic analyses provide insights into unrecognized diversity and historical biogeography of Asian leaf-litter frogs, genus Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae).
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The results reveal that both vicariance and dispersal are responsible for current distribution patterns in the Leptolalax genus, and the genus appears to have originated in Sundaland and then colonized mainland Asia. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships of two Salamandrella species as revealed by mitochondrial DNA and allozyme variation (Amphibia: Caudata: Hynobiidae).
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The Hokkaido population is hypothesized to have been isolated on the island since early Pleistocene, much earlier than isolation of sympatric anuran populations from their Sakhalin relatives, and the continental populations of S. keyserlingii are thought to have expanded their ranges in the late Pleistsocene. Expand
Systematic reassessments of fanged frogs from China and adjacent regions (Anura: Dicroglossidae)
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Systematic relationships of fanged frogs usually associated with Limnonectes kuhlii are assessed using 15 samples from Japan, Chinese Mainland and Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and a group of Bornean samples show unresolved relationships with Javanese L. kuhLii. Expand
Two New Species of Pachytriton from Anhui and Guangxi, China (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae)
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Two new species of the salamandrid genus Pachytriton are described from Anlui and Guangxi, China, based on molecular and morphological analyses, and it is found that two individuals obtained from pet shops in Japan can represent an unnamed species. Expand
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