Genetic and ecological data reveal species boundaries between viviparous and oviparous lizard lineages

@article{Cornetti2015GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and ecological data reveal species boundaries between viviparous and oviparous lizard lineages},
  author={Luca Cornetti and Gentile Francesco Ficetola and Sean Hoban and Cristiano Vernesi},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2015},
  volume={115},
  pages={517-526}
}
Identification of cryptic species is an essential aim for conservation biologists to avoid premature extinctions of ‘unrecognized’ species. Integrating different types of data can undoubtedly aid in resolving the issue of species delimitation. We studied here two lineages of the common lizard Zootoca vivipara that display different reproductive mode (the viviparous Z. v. vivipara and the oviparous Z. v. carniolica) and that overlap their distributional ranges in the European Alps. With the… CONTINUE READING
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