Phenotypic plasticity leads to incongruence between morphology-based taxonomy and genetic differentiation in western Palaearctic tortoises (Testudo graeca complex; Testudines, Testudinidae)

@article{irok2007PhenotypicPL,
  title={Phenotypic plasticity leads to incongruence between morphology-based taxonomy and genetic differentiation in western Palaearctic tortoises (Testudo graeca complex; Testudines, Testudinidae)},
  author={Pavel {\vS}irok{\'y} and Uwe Fritz and Oǧuz T{\"u}rkozan and Michael Wink and Jan Rudolf Karl Lehmann and Lyudmila F. Mazanaeva and Markus Auer and Haji Gholi Kami and Anna K. Hundsd{\"o}rfer},
  journal={Amphibia-reptilia},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={97-121}
}
Tortoises of the Testudo graeca complex inhabit a patchy range that covers part of three continents (Africa, Europe, Asia). It extends approximately 6500 km in an east-west direction from eastern Iran to the Moroccan Atlantic coast and about 1600 km in a north-south direction from the Danube Delta to the Libyan Cyrenaica Peninsula. Recent years have seen a rapid increase of recognized taxa. Based on morphological investigations, it was suggested that this group consists of as many as 20… Expand

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