Particularly, the study of diets at the molecular level identified plant species consumed by lizards that were, occasionally, not identified in morphological analyses. Conversely, the traditional morphological study of an equivalent number of fecal samples allowed for the identification of several prey groups that had not been detected in the molecular study. From this viewpoint, the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology are discussed. Leer más.


Our results revealed an intriguing biogeographical pattern which could be the result of at least two different colonization waves. Particularly, we identified a new ancient insular clade from Giglio and Capraia islands which surely deserves conservation efforts and further taxonomic investigation. Leer más.