Cryptic diversity within the Anatololacerta species complex (Squamata: Lacertidae) in the Anatolian Peninsula: evidence from a multi-locus approach

According to our results, the gene tree method failed in resolving phylogenetic relationships among clades, whereas the multi-locus species tree approach, coupled with species delimitation methods, allowed the identification of four well distinct species. These species probably diversified in different allopatric refugia located in southern and western Anatolia, where isolated populations may have persisted during Pleistocene glacial cycles. Leer más.