Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards.

@article{Cox2010DivergenceTA,
  title={Divergence times and colonization of the Canary Islands by Gallotia lizards.},
  author={Siobhan C Cox and Salvador Carranza and Richard J P Brown},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={747-57}
}
The Canary Islands have become a model region for evolutionary studies. We obtained 1.8 Kbp of mtDNA sequence from all known island forms of the endemic lizard genus Gallotia and from its sister taxon Psammodromus in order to reanalyze phylogenetic relationships within the archipelago, estimate lineage divergence times, and reconstruct the colonization history of this group. Well-supported phylogenies were obtained using maximum parsimony and Bayesian inference. Previous studies have been… CONTINUE READING
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