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Origin and evolution of the South American pitviper fauna: evidence from mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis.
A phylogeny of four mitochondrial gene regions suggests a revised taxonomy for Asian pitvipers (Trimeresurus and Ovophis).
We present a phylogeny of the Asian pitvipers, based on 2403 bp of four mitochondrial gene regions. All but six known species of Trimeresurus sensu stricto (s.s.) as currently defined, as well as… Expand
Phylogeography and natural selection in the Tenerife gecko Tarentola delalandii: testing historical and adaptive hypotheses
Combining phylogeographic and matrix correspondence approaches in the analysis of geographical variation provides a fruitful approach to inferring the causes of molecular and morphological evolution… Expand
Historical biogeography of the Western Rattlesnake (Serpentes: viperidae: Crotalus viridis), inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence information.
We infer the phylogeography of the Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) using phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences from 1345 bp of the genes for cytochrome b and NADH dehydrogenase… Expand
Intraspecific phylogeography of Lacerta vivipara and the evolution of viviparity.
- Y. Surget-Groba, B. Heulin, +11 authors N. Smith
- Biology, Medicine
- Molecular phylogenetics and evolution
- 1 March 2001
The lacertid lizard Lacerta vivipara is one of the few squamate species with two reproductive modes. We present the intraspecific phylogeny obtained from neighbor-joining and maximum-parsimony… Expand
Quantitative handling of characters useful in snake systematics with particular reference to intraspecific variation in the Ringed Snake Natrix natrix (L.)
- R. Thorpe
- 1 March 1975
Molecular evidence for ecological speciation in tropical habitats
Recent research on rainforest speciation has highlighted the importance of habitat variation in generating population diversification but lacks evidence of an associated reduction in gene flow. This… Expand
Matrix Correspondence Tests on the DNA Phylogeny of the Tenerife Lacertid Elucidate both Historical Causes and Morphological Adaptation
Previous studies using partial regression Mantel tests of matrix correspondence on within-island geographic variation in the color pattern of the Tenerife (Canary Islands) lacertid lizard (Galbtia… Expand
Ecological diversification in a group of Indomalayan pitvipers (Trimeresurus): convergence in taxonomically important traits has implications for species identification
We analyse molecular and phenotypic evolution in a group of taxonomically problematic Indomalayan pitvipers, the Trimeresurus sumatranus group. Mitochondrial DNA sequencing provides a well‐resolved… Expand
Molecular clocks and geological dates: cytochrome b of Anolis extremus substantially contradicts dating of Barbados emergence
Even though molecular clocks vary in rate to some extent, they are widely used and very important in a range of evolutionary studies, not least in interpreting cause and colonization in… Expand