Allozyme divergence in two syntopic Liolaemus of the Liolaemus monticola group (Squamata: Tropiduridae)

FERNANDO LEON TORRES PEREZ, Juan Carlos Ortiz, Pedro Victoriano, Madeleine Lamborot

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Abstract

Genetic divergence between two traditionally recognized subspecies, Liolaemus monticola chillanensis and Liolaemus monticola ssp, was assessed by allozymic comparison. Both morphotypes are syntopic and restricted to the mountains of the Cordillera de Chillán. Results of 17 presumptive loci have shown diagnostic alleles at five loci in Esterases and MDHP enzymatic systems. This provides evidence that both morphotypes show strong differences in their genetic structure, and they are independent lineages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-389
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Herpetology
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

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