Systematics, Phylogeny, and Evolution of Phrynocephalus (Superspecies przewalskii) (Reptilia: Agamidae)

Evgeny A. Dunayev, Evgeniya N. Solovyeva, Nikolay A. Poyarkov


The superspecies przewalskii group of Phrynocephalus includes several taxa with unclear taxonomic status. We analyze a fragment of the mitochondrial DNA gene COI and the body patterns of 275 specimens including type specimens. The results resolve the taxonomy and phylogeny of the group and we provide a diagnostic key for the species.


phylogeny; Phrynocephalus przewalskii; COI

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