Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians

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

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In this contribution, the aspects of reptile and amphibian speciation that emerged from research performed over the past decade are reviewed. First, this study assesses how patterns and processes of speciation depend on knowing the taxonomy of the group in question, and discuss how integrative taxonomy has contributed to speciation research in these groups. This study then reviews the research on different aspects of speciation in reptiles and amphibians, including biogeography and climatic niches, ecological speciation, the relationship between speciation rates and phenotypic traits, and genetics and genomics. Further, several case studies of speciation in reptiles and amphibians that exemplify many of these themes are discussed. These include studies of integrative taxonomy and biogeography in South American lizards, ecological speciation in European salamanders, speciation and phenotypic evolution in frogs and lizards. The final case study combines genomics and biogeography in tortoises. The field of amphibian and reptile speciation research has steadily moved forward from the assessment of geographic and ecological aspects, to incorporating other dimensions of speciation, such as genetic mechanisms and evolutionary forces. A higher degree of integration among all these dimensions emerges as a goal for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number646
JournalGenes
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

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Genetic Speciation
Reptiles
Amphibians
Lizards
Genomics
Research
Urodela
Turtles
Anura

Keywords

  • Ecological speciation
  • Genomics
  • Integrative taxonomy
  • Niche
  • Phylogenetics
  • Phylogeography
  • Taxonomy
  • Traits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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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), [646]. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10090646

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; Werneck, Fernanda P.; Sites, Jack W.; Wiens, John J; Steinfartz, Sebastian.

In: Genes, Vol. 10, No. 9, 646, 01.09.2019.

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Wollenberg Valero, KC, Marshall, JC, Bastiaans, E, Caccone, A, Camargo, A, Morando, M, Niemiller, ML, Pabijan, M, Russello, MA, Sinervo, B, Werneck, FP, Sites, JW, Wiens, JJ & Steinfartz, S 2019, 'Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians', Genes, vol. 10, no. 9, 646. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10090646
Wollenberg Valero KC, Marshall JC, Bastiaans E, Caccone A, Camargo A, Morando M et al. Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians. Genes. 2019 Sep 1;10(9). 646. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10090646
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 ; Werneck, Fernanda P. ; Sites, Jack W. ; Wiens, John J ; Steinfartz, Sebastian. / Patterns, mechanisms and genetics of speciation in reptiles and amphibians. In: Genes. 2019 ; Vol. 10, No. 9.
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