Rediscovery of Protohynobius puxiongensis (Caudata: Hynobiidae) and its phylogenetic position based on complete mitochondrial genomes.

@article{Peng2010RediscoveryOP,
  title={Rediscovery of Protohynobius puxiongensis (Caudata: Hynobiidae) and its phylogenetic position based on complete mitochondrial genomes.},
  author={Rui Peng and Peng Zhang and Jian-li Xiong and Hai-Jun Gu and Xiao-Mao Zeng and Fang-Dong Zou},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={252-8}
}
The mysterious Asian hynobiid salamander, Protohynobius puxiongensis, was described based on a single specimen collected in 1965 and never found again since then. Because the specimen had an internasal bone, Pr. puxiongensis was thought to retain a primitive character lost by a common ancestor of all other hynobiid salamanders, and it was thus considered to be not only a new genus, but also a new subfamily. This conclusion bothered herpetologists for decades because it was based on only one… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-7 of 7 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…