Molecular and morphological analysis of the critically endangered Fijian iguanas reveals cryptic diversity and a complex biogeographic history.

@article{Keogh2008MolecularAM,
  title={Molecular and morphological analysis of the critically endangered Fijian iguanas reveals cryptic diversity and a complex biogeographic history.},
  author={J Scott Keogh and Danielle L. Edwards and Robert N. Fisher and Peter S. Harlow},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={363 1508},
  pages={3413-26}
}
The Pacific iguanas of the Fijian and Tongan archipelagos are a biogeographic enigma in that their closest relatives are found only in the New World. They currently comprise two genera and four species of extinct and extant taxa. The two extant species, Brachylophus fasciatus from Fiji, Tonga, and Vanuatu and Brachylophus vitiensis from western Fiji, are of considerable conservation concern with B. vitiensis listed as critically endangered. A recent molecular study has shown that Brachylophus… CONTINUE READING
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