Post-Messinian evolutionary relationships across the Sicilian channel: mitochondrial and nuclear markers link a new green toad from Sicily to Africa relatives

Sabrina Lo Brutto, Marco Arculeo, Mario Lo Valvo, David Buckley, Natalia M. Belfiore, Matthias Stöck

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Abstract

Little attention has been paid to the consequences of the last landbridge between Africa and Sicily on Mediterranean biogeography. Previous paleontological and scarce molecular data suggest possible faunal exchange later than the well-documented landbridge in the Messinian (5.3 My); however, a possible African originof recent terrestrial Sicilian fauna has not been thoroughly tested with molecular methods. To gain insight into the phylogeography of the region, we examine two mitochondrial and two nuclear markers (one is a newly adapted intron marker) in green toads (Bufo viridis subgroup) across that sea barrier, the Strait of Sicily.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-19
Numero di pagine20
RivistaBMC Evolutionary Biology
Volume8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008

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