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The decline of the Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus and implications for its conservation
- Xiaoming Wang, Kejia Zhang, Zhenghuan Wang, Youzhong Ding, Wei Wu, Song Huang
- Environmental ScienceOryx
- 1 April 2004
The Chinese giant salamander Andrias davidianus is the largest living amphibian. Most wild populations are threatened and some are already extinct. The Chinese government has declared the species a…
Molecular phylogeography of endangered sharp-snouted pitviper (Deinagkistrodon acutus; Reptilia, Viperidae) in Mainland China.
Assessing species boundaries and the phylogenetic position of the rare Szechwan ratsnake, Euprepiophis perlaceus (Serpentes: Colubridae), using coalescent-based methods.
The Chinese giant salamander exemplifies the hidden extinction of cryptic species
Understanding the formation of ancient intertropical disjunct distributions using Asian and Neotropical hinged-teeth snakes (Sibynophis and Scaphiodontophis: Serpentes: Colubridae).
A Large-scale Systematic Framework of Chinese Snakes Based on a Unified Multilocus Marker System.
Comparative genomic investigation of high-elevation adaptation in ectothermic snakes
- Jiatang Li, Yue-Dong Gao, Ya-ping Zhang
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 31 July 2018
A de novo genome of the Tibetan hot-spring snake is provided and 308 putative genes that appear to be under positive selection in Thermophis are identified, including the genes for proteins involved in DNA damage repair (FEN1) and response to hypoxia (EPAS1).
What are the closest relatives of the hot-spring snakes (Colubridae, Thermophis), the relict species endemic to the Tibetan Plateau?
Molecular Phylogeography and Evolutionary History of Poropuntius huangchuchieni (Cyprinidae) in Southwest China
- Xiaoyun Wu, Jing Luo, Song Huang, Zi-ming Chen, Heng Xiao, Yaping Zhang
- BiologyPloS one
- 25 November 2013
The results suggest that P. opisthoptera was a paraphyletic group of P. huangchuchieni and had keep long term large effective population sizes and demographic stability in the recent evolutionary history, which may be responsible for the high genetic diversity and incomplete lineages sorting of Poropuntius huangschuchiensi.
Testing Hypotheses of Pleistocene Population History Using Coalescent Simulations: Refugial Isolation and Secondary Contact in Pseudepidalea raddei (Amphibia: Bufonidae)
Though the Pleistocene climatic events are known to have affected the historical distributions and intra-specific divergence of Chinese squamates, coalescent and non-coalescent demographic analyses indicated that the toad P raddei was not adversely affected by glacial cycling.