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COMBINED EVIDENCE AND CLADISTIC RELATIONSHIPS OF WEST INDIAN TOADS (ANURA: BUFONIDAE)

COMBINED EVIDENCE AND CLADISTIC RELATIONSHIPS OF WEST INDIAN TOADS (ANURA: BUFONIDAE) Previous systematic studies of the Bufo peltocephalus Group based on morphology and one on molecular data support the monophyly of this lineage of West Indian toads. Herein, additional phylogenetic evidence supporting the monophyly of the group is presented. Osteological, external morphological, and DNA sequence data were examined and combined to estimate the phylogenetic relationships of the West Indian B. peltocephalus Group ( B. cataulaciceps , B. empusus , B. fluviaticus , B. peltocephalus , B. fustiger , B. guentheri , B. gundlachi , B. longinasus , B. lemur , and B. taladai ). To assess the hypothesis of monophyly and estimate the placement of these species within Bufo , parsimony analyses including proposed close relatives and a taxonomically diverse sample of congeners were conducted. The nearest relatives of the West Indian toads appear to be the Bufo granulosus Group from South America. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Herpetological Monographs Allen Press

COMBINED EVIDENCE AND CLADISTIC RELATIONSHIPS OF WEST INDIAN TOADS (ANURA: BUFONIDAE)

Herpetological Monographs , Volume 16 (1) – Aug 1, 2002

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Allen Press
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The Herpetologists' League
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CONTENTS
ISSN
0733-1347
eISSN
1938-5137
DOI
10.1655/0733-1347%282002%29016%5B0121:CEACRO%5D2.0.CO%3B2
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Abstract

Previous systematic studies of the Bufo peltocephalus Group based on morphology and one on molecular data support the monophyly of this lineage of West Indian toads. Herein, additional phylogenetic evidence supporting the monophyly of the group is presented. Osteological, external morphological, and DNA sequence data were examined and combined to estimate the phylogenetic relationships of the West Indian B. peltocephalus Group ( B. cataulaciceps , B. empusus , B. fluviaticus , B. peltocephalus , B. fustiger , B. guentheri , B. gundlachi , B. longinasus , B. lemur , and B. taladai ). To assess the hypothesis of monophyly and estimate the placement of these species within Bufo , parsimony analyses including proposed close relatives and a taxonomically diverse sample of congeners were conducted. The nearest relatives of the West Indian toads appear to be the Bufo granulosus Group from South America.

Journal

Herpetological MonographsAllen Press

Published: Aug 1, 2002

Keywords: Anura ; Biogeography ; Bufo ; Bufonidae ; Bufo peltocephalus Group ; Caribbean ; Morphology ; Phylogeny

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