University of Hull logo

Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians

Wollenberg Valero, Katharina C; Marshall, Jonathon C; Bastiaans, Elizabeth; Caccone, Adalgisa; Camargo, Arley; Morando, Mariana; Niemiller, Matthew L; Pabijan, Maciej; Russello, Michael A; Sinervo, Barry; Vences, Miguel; Werneck, Fernanda P; Sites, Jr., Jack W; Wiens, John J; Steinfartz, Sebastian

Authors

Jonathon C Marshall

Elizabeth Bastiaans

Adalgisa Caccone

Arley Camargo

Mariana Morando

Matthew L Niemiller

Maciej Pabijan

Michael A Russello

Barry Sinervo

Miguel Vences

Fernanda P Werneck

Jack W Sites, Jr.

John J Wiens

Sebastian Steinfartz

Abstract

Speciation processes have long been inferred from phylogenetic, phylogeographic, and biogeographic pattern-driven perspectives. Now much current speciation research is attempting to more directly describe the underlying processes and mechanisms of divergence leading to speciation. Ideally, researchers should integrate both process- and pattern-based approaches for a more comprehensive understanding of speciation. To this end, a symposium was organized during the 7th World Congress of Herpetology in Canada with the goal of bringing leading experts together to share successful examples of these perspectives and to promote a more cohesive understanding of reptile and amphibian speciation. Here we present a joint paper of short and updated summaries of each of these contributions with the aim of providing a reference source and launching pad for students and researchers interested in speciation in amphibians and reptiles.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date 2019-09
Journal Genes
Print ISSN 2073-4425
Electronic ISSN 2073-4425
Publisher MDPI
Volume 10
Issue 9
Article Number 646
Institution Citation Wollenberg Valero, K. C., Marshall, J. C., Bastiaans, E., Caccone, A., Camargo, A., Morando, M., …Steinfartz, S. (2019). Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians. Genes, 10(9), https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10090646
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10090646
Keywords Speciation; Niche; Phylogeography; Species delineation; Ecological speciation
Publisher URL https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/10/9/646
Additional Information © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution
(CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

This article belongs to the Special Issue Evolutionary Genetics of Reptiles and Amphibians.

Files

Article (4.4 Mb)
PDF

Copyright Statement
© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).




You might also like


Downloadable Citations