Tracing the Evolution of the Galápagos Iguanas

Kornelia Rassmann, Melanie Markmann, Fritz Trillmich and Diethard Tautz

in Iguanas

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780520238541
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930117 | DOI:
Tracing the Evolution of the Galápagos Iguanas

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This chapter traces the evolution of two Galápagos Iguanas: the land iguana (Conolophus) and the marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus). Using mitochondrial ribosomal DNA (rDNA) analyses, it reinvestigates the phylogenetic relationships among the Iguanidae and estimates the separation time between the Galápagos lineages.

Keywords: Galápagos Iguanas; Conolophus; Amblyrhynchus; phylogenetic relationships; Iguanidae

Chapter.  7115 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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