10 Nov '11, 8am

Phylogenetic relationships of the Rhacophorus everetti-group and implications for the…

This study presents the first phylogenetic analysis of the enigmatic Rhacophorus everetti species group and the first description of its unique tadpole. A total sample of 95 12S and 16S mitochondrial rDNA sequences were compiled including new sequence data from 28 rhacophorid species. Based on 1332 and 1407bp, respectively, and on the gap coding method applied, a new hypothesis about the phylogeny of rhacophorid tree frogs from Sundaland was obtained. While Rhacophorus was uncovered as a polyphyletic assemblage, the monophyly of the Bush Frogs of the genus Philatus, including the Rhacophorus everetti-group, is robustly supported. We, therefore, transfer the everetti-group to the genus Philautus. As a second step, we recognise Philautus macroscelis (comb. nov.) from Borneo and P. everetti (comb. nov.) from Palawan as distinct allopatric species. Molecular and morphological ...

Full article: http://rafflesmuseum.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/phylogeneti...

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LPGA Concludes 2011 Season At CME Group Titleholders

LPGA Concludes 2011 Season At CME Group Titleho...

lpga.com 15 Nov '11, 2pm

The LPGA’s 2011 season will culminate this week at the CME Group Titleholders . The inaugural event will be staged Nov. 17...