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Systematics of the Palaearctic and Oriental lizard tribe Lacertini (Squamata: Lacertidae: Lacertinae), with descriptions of eight new genera
TLDR
Both mtDNA and morphology indicate that Lacerta and Timon are sister taxa, and DNA suggests further possible relationships among genera, as European Lacertidae show a pattern of repeated spread, often accompanied by restriction of previous groups.
Long-distance colonization and radiation in gekkonid lizards, Tarentola (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequences
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Partial DNA sequences derived from the mitochondrial cytochrome b and 12S rRNA genes are used to trace migration and speciation in Tarentola geckos, a primarily North African clade which has invaded many of the warmer islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
First molecular evidence for the existence of a Tardigrada + Arthropoda clade.
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The results obtained represent the first molecular evidence for a Tardigrada + Arthropoda clade and indicate the need to review those obtained solely on morphological characters.
DNA phylogeny of Lacerta (Iberolacerta) and other lacertine lizards (Reptilia: Lacertidae): Did competition cause long‐term mountain restriction?
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Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences corroborate the monophyly of the Lacerta group and show it is not closely related to any of the other Rock lizards with which it was formerly placed in Archaeolacerta, an assemblage for which there is no evidence of clade status.
Are the Platyhelminthes a monophyletic primitive group? An assessment using 18S rDNA sequences.
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It is suggested that parasitic platyhelminthes appeared early in the evolution of the group and form a sister group to a still-unresolved clade made by Nemertodermatida, Lecithoepitheliata, Prolecithophora, Proseriata and Rhabdocoela, and that Seriata is paraphyletic.
Phylogeography of the lacertid lizard, Psammodromus algirus, in Iberia and across the Strait of Gibraltar
Aim  To determine genetic substructuring within the lacertid lizard Psammodromus algirus. To compare levels of variation across a geological barrier, the Strait of Gibraltar, and to compare this
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