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Title: Phylogenetic Relationships of a Chinese Frog, Rana zhengi Zhao, 1999 Inferred from Mitochondrial Cytochrome b Gene Sequences (Amphibia, Ranidae)
Authors: MATSUI, MASAFUMI
TANAKA-UENO, TOMOKO
GAO, ZHENG-FA
Author's alias: 松井, 正文
Keywords: Brown frog
Cytochrome b
Phylogeny
Pseudorana
Rana zhengi
R. sauteri
China
Issue Date: Dec-2001
Publisher: Herpetological Society of Japan
Journal title: Current Herpetology
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
Start page: 77
End page: 84
Abstract: In order to assess phylogenetic relationships of a Chinese frog, Rana zhengi Zhao, 1999, the sequences of 587 base pairs of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene are compared with six species of Japanese (R. pirica, R. ornativentris, R. japonica, R. okinavana, R. tagoi, and R. tsushimensis), one species of Taiwanese (R. sauteri), one species of Russian (R. amurensis), and two species of European brown frogs (R. temporaria and R. dalmatina). The resultant phylogenetic tree suggests monophyly of R. zhengi and these brown frogs, and the earliest divergence of R. zhengi among all the ingroup species examined. Monophyly of R. zhengi and R. sauteri was rejected. For this reason, placement of R. zhengi within the brown frogs of the R. temporaria group requires further study, and separation of R. zhengi and R. sauteri as a distinct genus or subgenus Pseudorana is not supported.
Rights: © 2001 by The Herpetological Society of Japan
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/216869
DOI(Published Version): 10.5358/hsj.20.77
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