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Molecular and morphological analysis of the critically endangered Fijian iguanas reveals cryptic diversity and a complex biogeographic history

Keogh, J Scott; Edwards, Danielle; Fisher, Robert N; Harlow, Peter S

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The Pacific iguanas of the Fijian and Tongan archipelagos are a biogeographic enigma in that their closest relatives are found only in the New World. They currently comprise two genera and four species of extinct and extant taxa. The two extant species, Brachylophus fasciatus from Fiji, Tonga, and Vanuatu and Brachylophus vitiensis from western Fiji, are of considerable conservation concern with B. vitiensis listed as critically endangered. A recent molecular study has shown that Brachylophus...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55981
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2008.0120

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