Population fragmentation in the southern rock agama, Agama atra: more evidence for vicariance in Southern Africa.

  title={Population fragmentation in the southern rock agama, Agama atra: more evidence for vicariance in Southern Africa.},
  author={Conrad A Matthee and Alexander F Flemming},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={11 3},
Mitochondrial DNA sequence data derived from two genes were used to infer phylogeographical relationships between 13 Agama atra populations. Three distinct geographical assemblages were found among the lizard populations. The first occurs in southern Namibia, the second is restricted to the western dry arid regions of South Africa, whereas the third is distributed throughout the more mesic southern and eastern parts of the subcontinent. Geographically structured differences among populations… CONTINUE READING
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