Liasis mackloti is currently recognized as three subspecies (L. m. savuensis, L. m. dunni and L. m. mackloti ) inhabiting several islands of the Outer and Inner Banda Arc of islands of Indonesia's Lesser Sundas Archipelago. We used partial mitochondrial cytbchrome b sequences and morphological character states to examine and resolve the phylogenetic relationship of these three subspecies. Both molecular and morphological data sets reveal similar patterns of phylogeny. Their distribution and evolution appears to have been shaped by combined effects of dispersal and vicariance.We simultaneously videotaped (using a Sony Digital 8 Handycam Camcorder, Model DCR-TRV720NTSC) and audio recorded the first six trials for a period of 60-minutes to determine whether or not the frequency and sequence of courtship anbsp;...
|Title||:||Phylogeography of the Indonesian Water Python, Liasis Mackloti Ssp. (Squamata: Boidae: Pythoninae): A Comparative Approach Toward Resolving Phylogeny|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|