On the phylogeny of Miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii and Miniopterus schreibersii pallidus from Asia Minor in reference to other Miniopterus taxa (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)


Furman A., Oztunc T., Coraman E.

ACTA CHIROPTEROLOGICA, vol.12, no.1, pp.61-72, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3161/150811010x504590
  • Journal Name: ACTA CHIROPTEROLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.61-72
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

In this study we investigated phylogenetics of Miniopterus schreibersii schreibersii and M s pallidus from Asia Minor by means of two mitochondrial DNA markers, NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2 (ND2) and cytochrome-b (Cytb). The average genetic divergence between reciprocally monophyletic M s schreibersii and M s pallidus was 5 6% on ND2 and 3 5% on Cytb In all phylogenetic trees, the clade with M s schreibersii and M pallidus was placed within Palearctic-Ethiopian Miniopterus taxa. There was a considerable genetic divergence (ca 8% in Cytb) between M s pallidus from Israel and M s pallidus from Turkey, Iran, and Nagomo-Karabakh, indicating that they probably are not the same taxon Time to the most recent common ancestor of M s schreibersii and M s pallidus was estimated to be between 1 98 to 0.60 Myr BP (ND2 data) and between 1 95 to 0 45 Myr BP (Cytb data)