Cryptic diversity in an endemic rainforest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae)

Moritz C., Joseph L. and Adams M. (1993) Cryptic diversity in an endemic rainforest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae). Biodiversity and Conservation, 2 4: 412-425. doi:10.1007/BF00114043

Author Moritz C.
Joseph L.
Adams M.
Title Cryptic diversity in an endemic rainforest skink (Gnypetoscincus queenslandiae)
Journal name Biodiversity and Conservation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-3115
Publication date 1993-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00114043
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 412
End page 425
Total pages 14
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
2303 Ecology
2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
Abstract Gynpetoscincus is a monotypic genus of skink endemic to the ancient and biogeographically complex wet tropical rainforests of northern Queensland. Surveys of variation in mitochondrial DNA and allozymes in G. queenslandiae revealed a major genetic break within the skink's 275 km range, clearly dividing it into northern and southern populations. The genetic differences between the two groups of populations are several-fold greater than differences between similarly separated localities within the southern group. The presence of two strongly differentiated evolutionary lineages within this narrowly distributed species highlights the value of genetic surveys to estimate evolutionary diversity in old, biogeographically complex biomes such as these rainforests.
Keyword allozymes
mitochondrial DNA
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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