Cryptic diversity in an endemic rainforest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae)

  title={Cryptic diversity in an endemic rainforest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae)},
  author={Craig C Moritz and Leo A. Joseph and Mark Adams},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
Gynpetoscincus is a monotypic genus of skink endemic to the ancient and biogeographically complex wet tropical rainforests of northern Queensland. Surveys of variation in mitochondrial DNA and allozymes inG. queenslandiae revealed a major genetic break within the skink's 275 km range, clearly dividing it into northern and southern populations. The genetic differences between the two groups of populations are several-fold greater than differences between similarly separated localities within the… CONTINUE READING