Digest: Massive mixing and merging of Madagascar Gemsnakes

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Introgressive hybridization can give rise to reticulated patterns in a phylogeny. In a recent study, DeBaun et al. detected 12 reticulation events across the phylogeny of the Madagascar Gemsnakes, suggesting that their evolutionary history cannot be captured in a bifurcating tree. Moreover, identifying the true network of a group is difficult when using only available extant data. The evolution of these snakes might thus be even more tangled than we currently think.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1490-1490
Number of pages1
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2023


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