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The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 02. Squamate relationships based on C-mos nuclear DNA sequences


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Authors: D. J. Harris, E. A. S!nclair , N. L. Mercader , J. C. Marshall And K. A. Crandall

Abstract: Relationships among squamate families have classically been difficult to establish, with morphological characters being interpreted to give many different topologies. Here we combine new C-mos nuclear DNA sequence data with those already published to assess relationships of 19 families within the Squamata. Monophyly of all the families examined is upheld. Many relationships between families are estimated, although it appears there may have been rapid cladogenesis associated with the origins of the Squamata.

Keywords: Phylogeny, squamates, C-mos

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