Phylogenetic structure and species boundaries in the mountain pitviper Ovophis monticola (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) in Asia.

@article{Malhotra2011PhylogeneticSA,
  title={Phylogenetic structure and species boundaries in the mountain pitviper Ovophis monticola (Serpentes: Viperidae: Crotalinae) in Asia.},
  author={Anita Malhotra and Karen Dawson and Peng Guo and Roger S. Thorpe},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={
          444-57
        }
}
We investigated phylogenetic structure and morphological variation in Asian mountain pitvipers of the genus Ovophis (comprising 3-4 species some of which are considered polytypic) by sequencing four mitochondrial markers (cytochrome b, NADH dehydrogenase subunit 4, 12S and 16S rRNA) from 72 specimens, and analysed them in a Bayesian framework together with another 26 sequences from closely related genera. We reconstructed the region of origin and direction of dispersal of the major clades, and… CONTINUE READING
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