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Accommodating heterogenous rates of evolution in molecular divergence dating methods: an example using intercontinental dispersal of Plestiodon (Eumeces) lizards.
Identifying and dating historical biological events is a fundamental goal of evolutionary biology, and recent analytical advances permit the modeling of factors known to affect both the accuracy andExpand
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Phylogeny of the lizard subfamily Lygosominae (Reptilia: Scincidae), with special reference to the origin of the new world taxa.
Phylogenetic relationships of the three lygosomine skink genera occurring both in the Old World and the New World (Mabuya, Scincella and Sphenomorphus) were inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequenceExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships, character evolution, and biogeography of the subfamily Lygosominae (Reptilia: Scincidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences.
Phylogenetic relationships among the lygosomine skinks were inferred from 1249 base positions of mitochondrial DNA sequences of 12S and 16S rRNA genes. The monophyly of this subfamily was confirmedExpand
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The phylogenetic systematics of blue-tailed skinks (Plestiodon) and the family Scincidae
Blue-tailed skinks (genus Plestiodon) are a common component of the terrestrial herpetofauna throughout their range in eastern Eurasia and North and Middle America. Plestiodon species are alsoExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships of geoemydine turtles (Reptilia: Bataguridae)
Monophyly of the batagurid subfamily Geoemydinae was evaluated, and phylogenetic relationships within the subfamily were inferred on the basis of 35 morphological characters. Two approaches,Expand
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Phylogeny and biogeography of water skinks of the genus Tropidophorus (Reptilia: Scincidae): a molecular approach
Phylogenetic relationships of the Oriental semiaquatic lygosomine skinks of the genus Tropidophorus were inferred from 1219 base positions of mitochondrial 12S and 16S rRNA genes. Results of theExpand
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Parapatric Distribution of the Lizards Plestiodon (Formerly Eumeces) latiscutatus and P. japonicus (Reptilia: Scincidae) Around the Izu Peninsula, Central Japan, and Its Biogeographic Implications
Abstract The scincid lizard Plestiodon latiscutatus is found in the Izu Islands and Izu Peninsula of central Japan, whereas P. japonicus, a close relative, is found over the entire main island groupExpand
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Description of Two New Species of the Genus Gekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Tokara and Amami Island Groups in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan
Abstract Populations of the genus Gekko from three southern islands of the Tokara Group, Ryukyu Archipelago are known to be unique in lacking distinct preanal pores even in adult males. Recently, weExpand
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Genetic Variation and Differentiation in the Japanese Five-Lined Skink, Eumeces latiscutatus (Reptilia: Squamata)
Abstract The genetic variation in Eumeces latiscutatus from the main islands of Japan and the northern Ryukyus was investigated and compared with that of its close relatives (E. okadae and E.Expand
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