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The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Effective and targeted conservation action requires detailed information about species, their distribution, systematics and ecology as well as the distribution of threat processes which affect them.Expand
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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
Abstract The infrageneric phylogenetic position of the Brazilian skink Mabuya atlantica was inferred from 859 bp of the mitochondrial 16S and 12S rRNA genes. It could be shown that M. atlanticaExpand
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Out of Asia: mitochondrial DNA evidence for an Oriental origin of tiger frogs, genus Hoplobatrachus.
Most examples of intercontinental dispersal events after the Miocene contact between Africa and Asia involve mammal lineages. Among amphibians, a number of probably related groups are known from bothExpand
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A plywood structure in the shell of fossil and living soft-shelled turtles (Trionychidae) and its evolutionary implications
Abstract The shell of soft-shelled turtles (Cryptodira: Trionychidae) can be characterised by a flexible bridge region, the loss of peripherals and a flattened carapace that is covered not withExpand
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Divergence in mitochondrial DNA of Near Eastern water frogs with special reference to the systematic status of Cypriote and Anatolian populations (Anura, Ranidae)
Water frogs from Anatolia, Syria, Jordan, and central Asia (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan) were compared on the basis of the complete mitochondrial (mt) ND3 gene (340 bp), two flanking mtExpand
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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 SaaraExpand
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Identification of a contact zone between oviparous and viviparous common lizards ( Zootoca vivipara) in central Europe: reproductive strategies and natural hybridization
The European common lizard, Zootoca vivipara, is one of the very few reptile species with two reproductive modes, viz. viviparity and oviparity. Oviparity in this otherwise viviparous form has beenExpand
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ARTICLE Phylogeography of Ptychadena mascareniensis suggests transoceanic dispersal in a widespread African- Malagasy frog lineage
Aim The Mascarene ridged frog, Ptychadena mascareniensis, is the only African amphibian species thought to occur on Madagascar and on the Seychelles and also Mascarene islands. We explored itsExpand
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Availability of new Bayesian-delimited gecko names and the importance of character-based species descriptions
Leache & Fujita [[1][1]] present an empirical example of Bayesian species delimitation (BSD; [[2][2]]) to recognize three new species of African geckos from within the range of the widespread taxonExpand
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Eastward from Africa: palaeocurrent-mediated chameleon dispersal to the Seychelles islands
Madagascar and the Seychelles are Gondwanan remnants currently isolated in the Indian Ocean. In the Late Cretaceous, these islands were joined with India to form the Indigascar landmass, which itselfExpand
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