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Phylogenetic Affinities of Mabuya atlantica Schmidt, 1945, Endemic to the Atlantic Ocean Archipelago of Fernando de Noronha (Brazil): Necessity of Partitioning the Genus Mabuya Fitzinger, 1826
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The molecular analysis suggests that Mabuya consists of several long-separated evolutionary lineages, representing distinct and well-supported monophyletic radiations.
Out of Asia: mitochondrial DNA evidence for an Oriental origin of tiger frogs, genus Hoplobatrachus.
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Results corroborated the monophyly of tiger frogs (genus Hoplobatrachus), a genus with representatives in Africa and Asia, and identified the Asian genus Fejervarya as its possible sister group.
Phylogeography of Ptychadena mascareniensis suggests transoceanic dispersal in a widespread African‐Malagasy frog lineage
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The phylogenetic relationships and intraspecific genetic differentiation of the Mascarene ridged frog are explored to contribute to the understanding of transoceanic dispersal in amphibians.
Pressing Problems: Distribution, Threats, and Conservation Status of the Monitor Lizards (Varanidae: Varanus spp.) of Southeast Asia and the Indo-Australian Archipelago
—We update an earlier review (Mertens 1959) of the monitor lizards of Southeast Asia and the IndoAustralian Archipelago, emphasizing the importance of this island region as a center of varanid
Divergence in mitochondrial DNA of Near Eastern water frogs with special reference to the systematic status of Cypriote and Anatolian populations (Anura, Ranidae)
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Results suggest that neither the Cypriote nor the Anatolian water frogs represent R. bedriagae, and maximum parsimony and neighbour-joining trees showed a clear subdivision of Asian water frogs into three Anatolians, two central Asian lineages, a Cyprusote lineage and the bedRIagae lineage.
Identification of a contact zone between oviparous and viviparous common lizards ( Zootoca vivipara) in central Europe: reproductive strategies and natural hybridization
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The results provide the first proof of a contact zone between live-bearing and egg-laying Z. vivipara, and of natural hybridization among them, and providedence that hybrid females of the two strains are at least partially fertile, and that oviparous and vivIParous Z.vivipARA show clear differences in their reproductive strategies.
On the Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Genus Uromastyx Merrem, 1820 (Reptilia: Squamata: Agamidae: Uromastycinae) - Resurrection of the Genus Saara Gray, 1845
We assessed the taxonomic relationships within the genus Uromastyx Merrem, 1820 using morphologi- cal and genetic methods, resulting in the resurrection of the genus Saara Gray, 1845 for Saara
Review of the reticulated python (Python reticulatus Schneider, 1801) with the description of new subspecies from Indonesia
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It is concluded that, due to strong directional surface currents in this region, gene flow between Tanahjampea and Selayar is prevented, and sea-level changes during the Pleistocene probably contributed to the isolation of the two taxa described.
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