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Genetic variation of an endangered Malagasy frog, Mantella cowani, and its phylogeographic relationship to the widespread M. baroni
 

Summary: Genetic variation of an endangered Malagasy frog, Mantella cowani,
and its phylogeographic relationship to the widespread M. baroni
Ylenia Chiari1
, Franco Andreone2
, Miguel Vences3
& Axel Meyer1,
*
1
Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457,
Konstanz, Germany; 2
Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Sezione di Zoologia, 10123, Torino, Italy;
3
Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstr. 8, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany
(*Corresponding author: Phone: +49-7531884163; Fax: +49-7531883018; E-mail: Axel.Meyer@uni-kon-
stanz.de)
Received 4 January 2005; accepted 10 February 2005
Key words: Amphibia, Mantella baroni, Mantella cowani, cytochrome b, hybridization
Abstract
We investigated the degree and distribution of the genetic variation, and phylogeography, of two species of
Malagasy poison frogs, Mantella cowani and M. baroni. The former is critically endangered due to its

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology