Lineage diversification and historical demography of a sky island salamander, Plethodon ouachitae, from the Interior Highlands.

Abstract

Sky islands provide ideal opportunities for understanding how climatic changes associated with Pleistocene glacial cycles influenced species distributions, genetic diversification, and demography. The salamander Plethodon ouachitae is largely restricted to high-elevation, mesic forest on six major mountains in the Ouachita Mountains. Because these mountains… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03998.x

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