[1].Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Two Rhacophorus Species Endemic to Mainland Japan[J].Asian Herpetological Research,2019,10(2):86-104.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.190015]
 Masafumi MATSUI*,Yasuhiro KAWAHARA,Kanto NISHIKAWA,et al.Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Two Rhacophorus Species Endemic to Mainland Japan[J].Asian Herpetological Research(AHR),2019,10(2):86-104.[doi:10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.190015]

Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Two Rhacophorus Species Endemic to Mainland Japan()

Asian Herpetological Research[ISSN:2095-0357/CN:51-1735/Q]



Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Two Rhacophorus Species Endemic to Mainland Japan
Masafumi MATSUI1* Yasuhiro KAWAHARA2 Kanto NISHIKAWA1 Seiji IKEDA3 Koshiro ETO4 and Yusuke MIZUNO5
1 Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
2 Hagi City Museum, Horiuchi 355, Hagi, Yamaguchi 758-0057, Japan
3 Hiroshima University Museum, Kagamiyama 1-1-1, Higashi Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 739-8524, Japan
4 Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, Higashida 2-4-1, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 805-0071, Japan
5 Takahari 4-1002, Meito-ku, Nagoya 465-0061, Japan
glacial period mitochondrial DNA differentiation refugia Rhacophorus arboreus Rhacophorus schlegelii
We conducted molecular phylogenetic analyses of Japanese Rhacophorus species, especially of R. schlegelii and R. arboreus from the mainland, based on samples encompassing their known distribution ranges, and discussed about evolutionary history of Rhacophorus species within Japan. The common ancestor of Japanese Rhacophorus, except for R. owstoni from southern Ryukyus, was estimated to have diverged from a lineage occurring mainly in China about 7 MYBP. Both R. schlegelii and R. arboreus are genetically largely divergent between regions of eastern and western Japan, and this seems to have been promoted mainly by retreat to refugia. Retreats of the two species to different refugia sometimes in the past seem to have led restricted distribution of R. schlegelii in eastern and R. arboreus in western Japan, and brought their intraspecific variation patterns in morphology and breeding habit.


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