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Species diversity, evolution, phylogenetics and taxonomy


The status of the cobras of the genus Naja Laurenti, 1768 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Elapidae) on the island of Sulawesi. (1996) WUSTER W. The Snake. 27:85-90.

Population systematics of Russell's viper: a multivariate study. (1992) WÜSTER W, OTSUKA S, MALHOTRA A, THORPE RS. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 47:97-113. (c) The Linnean Society of London.

Population affinities of the Asiatic cobra (Naja naja) species complex in South-East Asia: reliability and random resampling. (1989) WUSTER W, THORPE RS. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 36:391-409. (c) The Linnean Society of London.

Heavily exploited but poorly known: systematics and biogeography of commercially harvested pythons (Python curtus group) in Southeast 
(2001) KEOGH JS, BARKER DG, SHINE R. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 73: 113–129. (c) The Linnean Society of London.

The use of amplified fragment length polymorphism in determining species trees at fine taxonomic levels: analysis of a medically important snake, Trimeresurus albolabris. (2001) GIANNASI N, THORPE RS, MALHOTRA A. Molecular Ecology 10:419–426 © Blackwell Science Ltd.

A Phylogeny of the Trimeresurus Group of Pit Vipers: New Evidence from a Mitochondrial Gene Tree. (2000) MALHOTRA A, THORPE RS. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 16(2):199-211 © Academic Press.

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