Multilocus phylogeny, species age and biogeography of the Lesser Antillean anoles

Thorpe, R.S., Barlow, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-5532-9458, Surget-Groba, Y. and Malhotra, A., 2018. Multilocus phylogeny, species age and biogeography of the Lesser Antillean anoles. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 127, pp. 682-695. ISSN 1055-7903

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Lesser Antillean anoles provide classic examples of island radiations. A detailed knowledge of their phylogeny and biogeography, in particular how the age of species relate to the ages of their respective islands and the age of their radiation, is essential to elucidate the tempo and mechanisms of these radiations. We conduct a large-scale phylogenetic and phylogeographic investigation of the Lesser Antillean anoles using multiple genetic markers and comprehensive geographic sampling of most species. The multilocus phylogeny gives the first well-supported reconstruction of the interspecific relationships, and the densely sampled phylogeography reveals a highly dynamic system, driven by overseas dispersal, with several alternative post-dispersal colonisation trajectories. These radiations currently occupy both the outer-older (Eocene to Miocene), and the inner-younger (

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Creators: Thorpe, R.S., Barlow, A., Surget-Groba, Y. and Malhotra, A.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: October 2018
Volume: 127
ISSN: 1055-7903
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Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 14 Nov 2019 11:33
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 11:33

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