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Unusual karyotype in the Malagasy colubrid snake Mimophis mahfalensis
 

Summary: Unusual karyotype in the Malagasy colubrid snake
Mimophis mahfalensis
Gennaro Aprea1
, Gaetano Odierna1
, Franco Andreone2
, Frank Glaw3
, Miguel Vences4
1 Dipartimento di Biologia Evolutiva e Comparata, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Via Mezzocannone 8,
80134 Napoli, Italy
e-mail: odierna@dgbm.unina.it
2 Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Via G. Giolitti 36, 10123 Torino, Italy
e-mail: f.andreone@libero.it
3 Zoologische Staatssammlung, Münchhausenstr. 21, 81247 München, Germany
e-mail: frank.glaw@zsm.mwn.de
4 Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Zoological Museum, Mauritskade 61, 1090 GT
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
e-mail: vences@science.uva.nl
The extant reptile fauna of Madagascar has in great parts been shaped by dispersal events
from Africa (e.g., Mausfeld et al., 2000; Vences et al., 2001a, b), but no conclusive
hypothesisis available at present for the biogeographicorigin of the 18 endemic Malagasy

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino
Vences, Miguel - Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Zoological Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology