Phylogenetic relationships of megophryid frogs of the genus Leptobrachium (Amphibia, Anura) as revealed by mtDNA gene sequences

Masafumi Matsui, Amir Hamidy, Robert W. Murphy, Wichase Khonsue, Paul Yambun, Tomohiko Shimada, Norhayati Ahmad, Daicus M. Belabut, Jian Ping Jiang

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Abstract

By investigating genealogical relationships, we estimated the phylogenetic history and biogeography in the megophryid genus Leptobrachium (sensu lato, including Vibrissaphora) from southern China, Indochina, Thailand and the Sundaland. The genealogical relationships among the 30 named and unnamed taxa were estimated using 2009 bp of sequences from the mitochondrial DNA genes 12S rRNA, tRNAval, and 16S rRNA using maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian inference methods. The genus Leptobrachium was a well-supported monophyletic group that contained two major clades. One clade had three subclades primarily from disjunct regions including Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia and Java, and Thailand. The Bornean subclade included one species each from the Philippines and Sumatra. The other major clade consisted of two subclades, one from Indochina and the other from southern China (Vibrissaphora). Divergence times estimated an old evolutionary history of each subclade, one that could not be explained by the geohistory of Southeast Asian major landmasses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-272
Number of pages14
JournalMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Anura
Mitochondrial DNA
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mitochondrial DNA
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Phylogeography
phylogenetics
nucleotide sequences
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Mitochondrial Genes
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Keywords

  • Indochina
  • Leptobrachium
  • mtDNA
  • Phylogenetics
  • Southern China
  • Sundaland
  • Vibrissaphora

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Phylogenetic relationships of megophryid frogs of the genus Leptobrachium (Amphibia, Anura) as revealed by mtDNA gene sequences. / Matsui, Masafumi; Hamidy, Amir; Murphy, Robert W.; Khonsue, Wichase; Yambun, Paul; Shimada, Tomohiko; Ahmad, Norhayati; Belabut, Daicus M.; Jiang, Jian Ping.

In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol. 56, No. 1, 07.2010, p. 259-272.

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Matsui, Masafumi ; Hamidy, Amir ; Murphy, Robert W. ; Khonsue, Wichase ; Yambun, Paul ; Shimada, Tomohiko ; Ahmad, Norhayati ; Belabut, Daicus M. ; Jiang, Jian Ping. / Phylogenetic relationships of megophryid frogs of the genus Leptobrachium (Amphibia, Anura) as revealed by mtDNA gene sequences. In: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 2010 ; Vol. 56, No. 1. pp. 259-272.
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