Save

The distribution and biogeography of slow worms (Anguis, Squamata) across the Western Palearctic, with an emphasis on secondary contact zones

In: Amphibia-Reptilia
Authors:
Daniel JablonskiDepartment of Zoology, Comenius University in Bratislava, Ilkovičova 6, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia

Search for other papers by Daniel Jablonski in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Daniel+Jablonski
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5394-0114
,
Neftalí SilleroCICGE Centro de Investigação em Ciências Geo-Espaciais, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP), Alameda do Monte da Virgem, 4430-146, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Search for other papers by Neftalí Sillero in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Neftal%C3%AD+Sillero
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3490-3780
,
Oleksandra OskyrkoDepartment of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, 128 44 Prague, Czech Republic

Search for other papers by Oleksandra Oskyrko in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Oleksandra+Oskyrko
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0092-4193
,
Adriana BellatiDepartment of Ecological and Biological Sciences, Tuscia University, Largo dell’università snc, 01100 Viterbo, Italy

Search for other papers by Adriana Bellati in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Adriana+Bellati
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Andris ČeirānsDaugavpils University, Department of Ecology, Daugavpils, Latvia

Search for other papers by Andris Čeirāns in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Andris+%C4%8Ceir%C4%81ns
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6035-8704
,
Marc CheylanCEFE, Univ Montpellier, CNRS, EPHE-PSL University, IRD, Biogeography and Ecology of Vertebrates, Montpellier, France

Search for other papers by Marc Cheylan in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Marc+Cheylan
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7594-571X
,
Dan CogălniceanuUniversity Ovidius Constanţa, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, Al. Universităţii 1, 900470 Constanţa, Romania

Search for other papers by Dan Cogălniceanu in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Dan+Cog%C4%83lniceanu
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2959-014X
,
Jelka Crnobrnja-IsailovićDepartment of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, Višegradska 33, 18000 Niš, Serbia
Department of Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” – National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia

Search for other papers by Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailović in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Jelka+Crnobrnja-Isailovi%C4%87
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4292-5995
,
Pierre-André CrochetCEFE, CNRS, Univ Montpellier, EPHE, IRD, Montpellier, France

Search for other papers by Pierre-André Crochet in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Pierre-Andr%C3%A9+Crochet
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Angelica CrottiniCIBIO, Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Rua Padre Armando Quintas, No 7, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal

Search for other papers by Angelica Crottini in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Angelica+Crottini
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8505-3050
,
Igor DoroninZoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Emb. 1, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Search for other papers by Igor Doronin in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Igor+Doronin
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1000-3144
,
Georg DžukićDepartment of Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” – National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia

Search for other papers by Georg Džukić in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Georg+D%C5%BEuki%C4%87
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Philippe GeniezCEFE, Univ Montpellier, CNRS, EPHE-PSL University, IRD, Biogeography and Ecology of Vertebrates, Montpellier, France

Search for other papers by Philippe Geniez in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Philippe+Geniez
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Çetin IlgazDokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Buca-İzmir, Turkey
Dokuz Eylül University, Fauna and Flora Research Centre, 35610, Buca-İzmir, Turkey

Search for other papers by Çetin Ilgaz in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=%C3%87etin+Ilgaz
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Ruben IosifUniversity Ovidius Constanţa, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, Al. Universităţii 1, 900470 Constanţa, Romania

Search for other papers by Ruben Iosif in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Ruben+Iosif
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
David JandzikDepartment of Zoology, Comenius University in Bratislava, Ilkovičova 6, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia

Search for other papers by David Jandzik in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=David+Jandzik
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Dušan JelićCroatian Institute for Biodiversity, BIOTA Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia

Search for other papers by Dušan Jelić in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Du%C5%A1an+Jeli%C4%87
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2790-1522
,
Spartak LitvinchukInstitute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tikhoretsky pr. 4, 194064 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Search for other papers by Spartak Litvinchuk in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Spartak+Litvinchuk
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7447-6691
,
Katarina LjubisavljevićDepartment of Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” – National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Despota Stefana 142, 11060 Belgrade, Serbia

Search for other papers by Katarina Ljubisavljević in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Katarina+Ljubisavljevi%C4%87
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4389-2355
,
Petros LymberakisNatural History Museum of Crete, School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Crete, Knossos Ave. 71409 Irakleio, Greece

Search for other papers by Petros Lymberakis in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Petros+Lymberakis
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5067-9600
,
Peter MikulíčekDepartment of Zoology, Comenius University in Bratislava, Ilkovičova 6, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia

Search for other papers by Peter Mikulíček in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Peter+Mikul%C3%AD%C4%8Dek
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4927-493X
,
Edvárd MizseiDepartment of Ecology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Search for other papers by Edvárd Mizsei in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Edv%C3%A1rd+Mizsei
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Jiří MoravecNational Museum, Department of Zoology, Prague, Czech Republic

Search for other papers by Jiří Moravec in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Ji%C5%99%C3%AD+Moravec
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4114-7466
,
Bartłomiej NajbarUniversity of Zielona Góra, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Department of Zoology, Prof. Z. Szafrana 1, 65-616, Zielona Góra, Poland

Search for other papers by Bartłomiej Najbar in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Bart%C5%82omiej+Najbar
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0963-8409
,
Maciej PabijanInstitute of Zoology and Biomedical Research, Jagiellonian University, ul. Gronostajowa 9, 30-387, Kraków, Poland

Search for other papers by Maciej Pabijan in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Maciej+Pabijan
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5557-2338
,
Mihails PupinsDaugavpils University, Department of Ecology, Daugavpils, Latvia

Search for other papers by Mihails Pupins in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Mihails+Pupins
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5445-9250
,
Patricia SourrouilleCEFE, CNRS, Univ Montpellier, EPHE, IRD, Montpellier, France

Search for other papers by Patricia Sourrouille in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Patricia+Sourrouille
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Ilias StrachinisDepartment of Genetics, Development and Molecular Biology, School of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Search for other papers by Ilias Strachinis in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Ilias+Strachinis
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9944-4522
,
Márton SzabolcsDepartment of Tisza River Research, Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Centre for Ecological Research, Bem tér 18/C, 4026, Debrecen, Hungary

Search for other papers by Márton Szabolcs in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=M%C3%A1rton+Szabolcs
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9375-9937
,
Evanthia ThanouSection of Animal Biology, Department of Biology, School of Natural Sciences, University of Patras, Rion University Campus, GR-26500 Patras, Greece

Search for other papers by Evanthia Thanou in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Evanthia+Thanou
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5008-6012
,
Elias Tzoras, Patras, 26442 Achaia, Greece

Search for other papers by Elias Tzoras in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Elias+Tzoras
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Vladislav VergilovNational Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Search for other papers by Vladislav Vergilov in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Vladislav+Vergilov
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7464-2263
,
Judit VörösDepartment of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Baross u. 13., 1088, Budapest, Hungary

Search for other papers by Judit Vörös in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=Judit+V%C3%B6r%C3%B6s
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9707-1443
, and
Václav GvoždíkNational Museum, Department of Zoology, Prague, Czech Republic
Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic

Search for other papers by Václav Gvoždík in
https://brill.com/search?f_0=author&q_0=V%C3%A1clav+Gvo%C5%BEd%C3%ADk
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4398-4076
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution

Purchase

Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):

$34.95

Abstract

The slow-worm lizards (Anguis) comprise five species occurring throughout most of the Western Palearctic. Although these species are relatively uniform morphologically – with the exception of A. cephallonica, which exhibits a quite unique morphology – they are genetically deeply divergent. Here, we provide detailed distribution maps for each species and discuss their biogeography and conservation based on updated genetic data and a robust distribution database. We pay particular attention to the so called ‘grey zone’, which typically represents secondary contact zones and in some cases confirmed or presumed hybrid zones. Four of the five species live in parapatry, while only two species, A. cephallonica and A. graeca from the southern Balkans occur in partial sympatry. Further research should focus on the eco-evolutionary interactions between species in contact, including their hybridization rates, to reveal deeper details of the slow-worm evolutionary and natural history.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 1195 1195 99
Full Text Views 45 45 7
PDF Views & Downloads 84 84 9