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Evolution of disjunct distributions among wet-zone species of the Indian subcontinent: Testing various hypotheses using a phylogenetic approach
- K. P. Karanth
It is proposed that the first step in studying disjunct distributions is to determine if the observed pattern is real and not due to convergence, i.e. an artifact of incorrect taxonomy (false disjuncture).
Insights into Himalayan biogeography from geckos: a molecular phylogeny of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae).
Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of langurs and leaf monkeys of South Asia (Primates: Colobinae).
Phylogeny of the Asian Eutropis (Squamata: Scincidae) reveals an 'into India' endemic Indian radiation.
Ancient DNA from giant extinct lemurs confirms single origin of Malagasy primates.
- K. P. Karanth, T. Delefosse, B. Rakotosamimanana, T. Parsons, A. Yoder
- Biology, GeographyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 5 April 2005
An ancient DNA analysis of subfossil species from the extinct genera Palaeopropithecus and Megaladapis corroborates the monophyly of endemic Malagasy primates and supports the close relationship of sloth lemurs to living indriids as has been hypothesized on morphological grounds.
Molecular phylogeny of Hemidactylus geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the Indian subcontinent reveals a unique Indian radiation and an Indian origin of Asian house geckos.
Molecular systematics and conservation of the langurs and leaf monkeys of South Asia
- K. P. Karanth
- Environmental Science, BiologyJournal of Genetics
- 28 October 2010
Recently, the scores for taxonomic uniqueness of langurs and leaf monkeys of South Asia were revised using this molecular phylogeny-based classification and according to the revised scores, Phayres leaf monkey and golden langur are priority species for conservation followed by capped and Nilgiri langurs.
Sun skink diversification across the Indian–Southeast Asian biogeographical interface
- A. J. Barley, Aniruddha Datta-roy, K. P. Karanth, Rafe M. Brown
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 1 February 2015
This work combined extensive geographical and genetic sampling from across multiple biogeographical realms to examine the timing and location of diversification in Asian sun skinks, a clade characterized by problematic species boundaries and a particularly enigmatic evolutionary history.
Family Cercopithecidae (Old world monkeys)
Phylogenetic Analysis and Molecular Dating Suggest That Hemidactylus anamallensis Is Not a Member of the Hemidactylus Radiation and Has an Ancient Late Cretaceous Origin
Investigating the phylogenetic position of H. anamallensis within the gekkonid radiation showed that the lineage was indeed sister to Hemidactylus group but was separated from the rest of the HemidACTylus by a long branch, and it is suggested that the genus Dravidogecko should be resurrected.