Phylogenetic Relationships Among The Asian Tortoises Of The Genus Indotestudo (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae)

Das, Indraneil (2001) Phylogenetic Relationships Among The Asian Tortoises Of The Genus Indotestudo (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae). Hamadryad, 26 (2). pp. 283-286. 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: E-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 > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 05:11
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 05:11
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/24884

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