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Molecular phylogeny of sea snakes reveals a rapidly diverged adaptive radiation

Lukoschek, Vimoksalehi; Keogh, J Scott

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Evolutionary relationships within and between the marine hydrophiine sea snake groups have been inferred primarily using morphological characters, and two major groups traditionally are recognized. The Aipysurus group comprises nine species in two genera, and the taxonomically chaotic Hydrophis group comprises as many as 40 species, of which 27 are generally allocated to the genus Hydrophis and 13 to ten additional genera. In addition to these two major groups are three putatively 'primitive'...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20734
Source: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2006.00691.x

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