Adaptive Radiation of Day-geckos (phelsuma) in the Seychelles Archipelago: a Phylogenetic Analysis.

@article{Radtkey1996AdaptiveRO,
  title={Adaptive Radiation of Day-geckos (phelsuma) in the Seychelles Archipelago: a Phylogenetic Analysis.},
  author={Ray R Radtkey},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1996},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={604-623}
}
A phylogenetic analysis using characters derived from mitochondrial DNA was used to show that the species of Phelsuma in the Seychelles Islands represent a single, monophyletic lineage that has diversified as a result of both historical and ecological factors. In the distant past, the Seychelles archipelago was physically invaded by a single species of Phesluma. Separate eustatic sea level changes likely led first to allopatric speciation and then to the secondary contact of these sister… CONTINUE READING

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