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A Phylogenetic Analysis of Cordyliformes (Reptilia: Squamata): Comparison of Molecular and Karyological Data
 

Summary: A Phylogenetic Analysis of Cordyliformes (Reptilia: Squamata):
Comparison of Molecular and Karyological Data
Gaetano Odierna,* Adriana Canapa, Franco Andreone, Gaetano Aprea,*
Marco Barucca, Teresa Capriglione,* and Ettore Olmo
*Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Comparata, Universita` di Napoli "Federico II," Napoli, Italy;
Istituto di Biologia e Genetica, Facolta` di Scienze, Universita` di Ancona, Ancona, Italy;
and Sezione di Zoologia, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino, Torino, Italy
Received April 9, 2001; revised September 28, 2001
A karyological study and the analysis of two mito-
chondrial genes were conducted in several species of
cordyliformes from Madagascar. Both studies con-
firmed the monophyly of cordyliformes. The karyologi-
cal conservatism and small genetic distance among
mitochondrial genes observed in these species are in
line with the hypothesis that all cordyliformes should
be included in a single family. The two studies yielded
contrasting results with regard to the relationships
between the Malagasy species and the Cordylidae and
Gerrhosauridae. Nonetheless, the consistency be-
tween the data from mitochondrial gene analysis and

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology