Phylogeography of the land snail Albinaria hippolyti (Pulmonata : Clausiliidae) from Crete, inferred from ITS-1 sequences

Schilthuizen, Menno and E., Gutteling and C., H. M. Van Moorsel and F., W. Welter-Schultes and M., Haase and E., Gittenberger (2004) Phylogeography of the land snail Albinaria hippolyti (Pulmonata : Clausiliidae) from Crete, inferred from ITS-1 sequences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 83 (3). pp. 317-326. ISSN 0024-4066


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The polytypic Cretan land snail Albinaria hippolyti has a range that is partly fragmented and partly subdivided by hybrid zones. For this reason, it has served as a model species for investigating speciation and radiation in Mediterranean Clausiliidae. The first internal transcribed spacer (ITS-1) of the nuclear ribosomal DNA was sequenced in 20 populations of A. hippolyti and phylogenetically analysed using maximum parsimony. We employed a novel method involving logarithmic weighting of gaps and topological constraints based on bootstrap values. The resulting phylogeography suggests that the species has undergone a recent cycle of range expansion and range reduction. Speciation cannot be linked to major geological vicariance events in the Miocene and Pliocene, as has been suggested previously. The subspecies A. h. arthuriana appears unrelated to other A. hippolyti subspecies, which supports recent suggestions, based on morphology, to regard it as a separate species. (C) 2004 The Linnean Society of London.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allopatric speciation, Cenozoic geology, Character weighting, Deletions, Greece, Insertions, Phylogenetics, Range fluctuations, RDNA, Topological constraints
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301-705.5 Biology (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL360-599.82 Invertebrates
Divisions: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 18:10
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 16:04

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