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dc.contributor.authorNogales, Manuel-
dc.contributor.authorLópez Valero, Manuela-
dc.contributor.authorJiménez-Asensio, José-
dc.contributor.authorLarruga, J. M.-
dc.contributor.authorHernández, Mariano-
dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Pedro-
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-10T11:59:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-10T11:59:42Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Evolutionary Biology 11: pp. 481-494 (1998)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1010-061X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/22206-
dc.description.abstractSequences from fragments of the 12S ribosomal RNA and cytochrome b mitochon drial genes were used to analyze phylogenic relationships among geckos of genus Tarentola from the Canary Islands. A surprisingly high level of within island differentation was found in T. delalandii in Tenerife and T. boettgeri in Gran Canaria. Molecular differentation between populations of T. angustimentalis on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and between Moroccan and Iberian Peninsula T. mauritanica, also indicate that at least two suspecies should be recognized within each of therm. Phylogenetic relationships among these species reveals a higher level of differentiation and a more complex colonization pattern than those found for the endemic genus Gallotia. Lack of evidence for the presence of T. boettgeri bischoffi on the island of Madeira does not seem to support the origin of T. delalandii, T. gomerensis and the canarian subspecies of T. bottgeri from this island, whereas molecular data confirms that T. angustimentalis is a sister species of the continental T. mauritanica. Several independent colonization events from the continent aand the extinction of some species are probably respponsible for the current distribution of Tarentola in the Canary Islands.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are grateful to A. Martín and J. M. Mateo for their helpful suggestions which improved the manuscript, to F. M. Medina, A. Brehm and P. Oliveira for collecting some of the specimens analyzed in this study, to Museu Municipal do Funchal for permitting us to study gecko material, to R. Hutterer for providing important information on the genus Tarentola in Madeira, and to P. H. Carpio for technical assistance. This work has been supported by Grant 29/95 from the Gobierno de Canarias.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEuropean Society of Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.subjectmtDNAen_US
dc.subjectTarentolaen_US
dc.subjectGekkonidae phylogenyen_US
dc.subjectbiogeographyen_US
dc.subjectCanary Islandsen_US
dc.titleEvolution and biogeography of the genus Tarentola (Sauria: gekkonidae) in the Canary Islands, uinferred from mitochondrial DNA sequencesen_US
dc.typeartículoen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.e-issn1420-9101-
dc.contributor.funderGobierno de Canarias-
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