Use of phylogeny to resolve the taxonomy of the widespread and highly polymorphic African giant shrews (Crocidura olivieri group, Crocidurinae, Mammalia).

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Title
Use of phylogeny to resolve the taxonomy of the widespread and highly polymorphic African giant shrews (Crocidura olivieri group, Crocidurinae, Mammalia).
Journal
Zoology
Author(s)
Dubey S., Antonin M., Denys C., Vogel P.
ISSN
0944-2006 (Print)
ISSN-L
0944-2006
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
110
Number
1
Pages
48-57
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The aim of this study is to provide a better understanding of the genetic relationships within the widespread and highly polymorphic group of African giant shrews (Crocidura olivieri group). We sequenced 769 base pairs (bp) of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and 472 bp of the mitochondrial control region over the entire geographic range from South Africa to Morocco. The analyses reveal four main clades associated with different biomes. The largest clade occurs over a range covering Northwest and Central Africa and includes samples of C. fulvastra, C. olivieri, and C. viaria. The second clade is composed of C. goliath from Gabon, while South African C. flavescens, and C. hirta form two additional clades. On the basis of these results, the validity of some taxa in the C. olivieri group should be re-evaluated.
Keywords
Africa, Animals, Classification, Cytochromes b/genetics, Genes, Mitochondrial/genetics, Genetic Variation, Phylogeny, Shrews/classification, Shrews/genetics
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Web of science
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Yes
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