Phylogenetic relationships among the Asian tortoises of the genus Indotestudo (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae)

Iverson, John B. and Spinks, Phillip Q. and Shaffer, H. Bradley and McCord, P. William and Das, I. (2001) Phylogenetic relationships among the Asian tortoises of the genus Indotestudo (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae). Hamadryad, 26 (2). pp. 272-275. ISSN 0972-205X

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Abstract

Based on variation in 1094 bp of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene among members of the genus Indotestudo from southern Asia ( I. elongata ), south-western India ( I. travancorica ), and eastern Indonesia ( I. forstenii ), I. travancorica is most similar genetically to I. elongata (3.7% divergence), and strongly divergent from I. forstenii (5.5 to 5.9%). Individuals of I. forstenii with and without a nuchal scute differ genetically at less than 0.7%. Our analysis offers no support for the hypothesis that Indonesian populations of I. forstenii represent introductions of I. travancorica from India. The recognition of three nominal species ( I. elongata, I. forstenii and I. travancorica ) in the genus is thus warranted

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indotestudo, I. elongata, I. forstenii, I. travancorica turtle, systematics, DNA, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 06:47
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 06:47
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11601

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