A Species-Level Phylogeny of Extant Snakes with Description of a New Colubrid Subfamily and Genus

@article{Figueroa2016ASP,
  title={A Species-Level Phylogeny of Extant Snakes with Description of a New Colubrid Subfamily and Genus},
  author={Alex Figueroa and A. D. McKelvy and L. Grismer and C. D. Bell and S. Lailvaux},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2016},
  volume={11}
}
  • Alex Figueroa, A. D. McKelvy, +2 authors S. Lailvaux
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine, Biology
  • PLoS ONE
  • Background With over 3,500 species encompassing a diverse range of morphologies and ecologies, snakes make up 36% of squamate diversity. Despite several attempts at estimating higher-level snake relationships and numerous assessments of generic- or species-level phylogenies, a large-scale species-level phylogeny solely focusing on snakes has not been completed. Here, we provide the largest-yet estimate of the snake tree of life using maximum likelihood on a supermatrix of 1745 taxa (1652 snake… CONTINUE READING
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