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Mitochondrial phylogeography of the European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus 1758)
The phylogeny and phylogeography of Emys orbicularis was inferred from mitochondrial nucleotide sequences of the cytochrome b gene analysed by DNA sequencing and RNA heteroduplex analysis. Within theExpand
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Checklist of Chelonians of the World
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Phenotypic plasticity leads to incongruence between morphology-based taxonomy and genetic differentiation in western Palaearctic tortoises (Testudo graeca complex; Testudines, Testudinidae)
Tortoises of the Testudo graeca complex inhabit a patchy range that covers part of three continents (Africa, Europe, Asia). It extends approximately 6500 km in an east-west direction from easternExpand
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Phylogeography of western Palaearctic reptiles - Spatial and temporal speciation patterns $
A phylogeographic analysis of eight species complexes of European reptiles was performed using different molecular methods. While mitochondrial genes (mainly cytochrome b sequences) enabledExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of Central and South American slider turtles: implications for biogeography and systematics (Testudines: Emydidae: Trachemys)
We analyse phylogeny, systematics and biogeography of slider turtles (Trachemys spp.) using sequence data of four mitochondrial genes (3242 bp) and five nuclear loci (3396 bp) of most South AmericanExpand
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Multi-locus Analyses Reveal Four Giraffe Species Instead of One
Traditionally, one giraffe species and up to eleven subspecies have been recognized [1]; however, nine subspecies are commonly accepted [2]. Even after a century of research, the distinctness of eachExpand
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A rangewide phylogeography of Hermann's tortoise, Testudo hermanni (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae): implications for taxonomy
Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni), the best‐known western Palaearctic tortoise species, has a rare natural distribution pattern comprising the Mediterranean areas of the Iberian, Apennine, andExpand
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Phylogeography and cryptic variation within the Lacerta viridis complex (Lacertidae, Reptilia)
It is well known that the current genetic pattern of many European species has been highly influenced by climatic changes during the Pleistocene. While there are many well known vertebrate examples,Expand
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Diversity of the Southeast Asian leaf turtle genus Cyclemys: how many leaves on its tree of life?
In the present study, we use mtDNA sequence data (cyt b gene) in combination with nuclear DNA sequences (C‐mos, Rag2 genes, R35 intron), nuclear genomic fingerprints (ISSR) and morphological data toExpand
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A new cryptic species of pond turtle from southern Italy, the hottest spot in the range of the genus Emys (Reptilia, Testudines, Emydidae)
Geographic variation in the mtDNA haplotypes (cytochrome b gene) of 127 European pond turtles from Italy was investigated. Thirty‐eight of the Italian samples were also studied by nuclearExpand
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