A monographic catalogue on the systematics and phylogeny of the South American iguanian lizard family Liolaemidae (Squamata, Iguania)

@article{PincheiraDonoso2008AMC,
  title={A monographic catalogue on the systematics and phylogeny of the South American iguanian lizard family Liolaemidae (Squamata, Iguania)},
  author={Daniel Pincheira‐Donoso and Jos{\'e} Alejandro Scolaro and Piotr Sura},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2008},
  volume={1800},
  pages={1-85}
}
Iguanian lizards comprise two of the most species-rich vertebrate genera on Earth (Anolis and Liolaemus). Therefore, studies with the aim of understanding their diversity and phylogenetic relationships may have major significance for ecological and evolutionary research. However, difficulties are often associated with these diverse groups. For example, adaptive radiations may lead to the evolution of conspicuous patterns of intraspecific (interpopulational) variation in response to local… 
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Results from PAUP's analysis support the monophyly of several previously proposed species groups: alticolor, altissimus, gravenhorstii, hellmichi, kriegi, leopardinus, monticola, nigromaculatus, nigroviridis, pictus and tenuis.
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Phylogenetic relationships within the iguanid lizard genus Liolaemus are investigated using 1710 aligned base positions of mitochondrial DNA sequences, representing coding regions for eight tRNAs, ND2, and portions of ND1 and COL to support at least six independent origins of viviparity.
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A combination of methods are combined to provide additional support for inferences derived from any single method and thus provide more robust interpretations and narrow the range of plausible hypotheses about mechanisms and processes of divergence in this group of lizards.
The relationship between morphology, escape behaviour and microhabitat occupation in the lizard clade Liolaemus (Iguanidae: Tropidurinae * : Liolaemini)
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Behavioural strategies used by these lizards in open habitats appear to have made unnecessary the evolution of limb morphology that has occurred in other lizards from other clades that are found in open settings.
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