Phylogeography and postglacial colonization of Central Europe by Anguis fragilis and Anguis colchica
Daniel Jabłoński , Bartłomiej Najbar , Renata Grochowalska , Václav Gvoždík , Tomasz Strzała
AbstractFive slow-worm species are distributed in the Palearctic region. Two species, Anguis fragilis and A. colchica, are native to Central Europe, where only limited information on the phylogeography of the genus exists. Here, we examined the situationin Poland and surrounding regions, where a mitochondrial contact zone between the species is expected. We used new mitochondrial DNA sequences and available published data from Central Europe and the northern Balkans. Haplotypes of both species wererecorded in the study area. Anguis fragilis is represented by a single haplogroup, while A. colchica by three haplogroups. This suggests four independent sources/refugia for postglacial colonization of northern Central Europe. The mitochondrial contact zone seems to mirror the borders between lowlands of the North European Plain and East European Plain, and the south-eastern Poland uplands, while the Vistula River does not constitute a barrier. The presence of both species, A. fragilis and A. colchica, in Poland should also be considered for protection by the Polish conservation legislation.
|Journal series||Amphibia-Reptilia, ISSN 0173-5373, (A 25 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Squamata; haplotype distribution; Poland; mitochondrial DNA; Anguidae; slow worms; contact zone|
|Score||= 25.0, 14-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 3; = 3; : 2017 = 0.844; : 2017 = 1.105 (2) - 2017=1.358 (5)|
|Citation count*||6 (2020-09-23)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.