Contribution to Zoology, 75 (3/4) (2006)

Historical biogeography of Western Palaearctic pelobatid and pelodytid frogs: a molecular phylogenetic perspective

M. Veith1, L. Fromhage2, J. Kosuch3, M. Vences4

1.  Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2.  Biozentrum Grindel und Zoologisches Museum, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

3.  Universität Trier, Fachbereich VI Biogeographie, D-54286 Trier;

4.  Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Mauritskade 61, 1092 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

      current address: Zoological Institute, Technical University Braunschweig, Spielmannstr. 8, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Keywords: Phylogeny, paleobiogeography, speciation, regression-based molecular clock, Bayesian molecular dating, Messinian salinity crisis, 16S, 12S.