Molecular phylogenetics of Malagasy skinks ( Squamata : Scincidae )

@inproceedings{Whiting2004MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular phylogenetics of Malagasy skinks ( Squamata : Scincidae )},
  author={Alison S Whiting and Jack Walter Sites and Aaron M Bauer},
  year={2004}
}
—Malagasy skinks are a poorly known group, and their relationships have not been critically evaluated previously. In this paper we present a phylogeny of Malagasy “scincine” lizards, based on quantitative phylogenetic analysis of data from seven molecular markers. Our analysis confirms the paraphyly of “Amphiglossus”, and supports Madascincus as a valid genus. Pygomeles is sister to three groups of “Amphiglossus” and Voeltzkowia, but relationships within this clade are tenuous. Paracontias is… CONTINUE READING