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|Title:||Cryptic diversity in vertebrates: molecular data double estimates of species diversity in a radiation of Australian lizards (Diplodactylus, Gekkota)|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2009; 276(1664):2001-2007|
|Publisher:||Royal Soc London|
|Paul M. Oliver, Mark Adams, Michael S.Y. Lee, Mark N. Hutchinson and Paul Doughty|
|Abstract:||A major problem for biodiversity conservation and management is that a significant portion of species diversity remains undocumented (the ‘taxonomic impediment’). This problem is widely acknowledged to be dire among invertebrates and in developing countries; here, we demonstrate that it can be acute even in conspicuous animals (reptiles) and in developed nations (Australia). A survey of mtDNA, allozyme and chromosomal variation in the Australian gecko, genus Diplodactylus, increases overall species diversity estimates from 13 to 29. Four nominal species each actually represent multi-species complexes; three of these species complexes are not even monophyletic. The high proportion of cryptic species discovered emphasizes the importance of continuing detailed assessments of species diversity, even in apparently well-known taxa from industrialized countries.|
Sequence Analysis, DNA
|Description:||© 2009 The Royal Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest|
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