Miguel Vences

Summary

Affiliation: Technical University of Braunschweig
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A new leaf-tailed gecko of the Uroplatus ebenaui group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar's central eastern rainforests
    Fanomezana Mihaja Ratsoavina
    Departement de Biologie Animale, Universite d Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo, 101 Madagascar Technical University of Braunschweig, Zoological Institute, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany email
    Zootaxa 4006:143-60. 2015
  2. ncbi request reprint To name or not to name: Criteria to promote economy of change in Linnaean classification schemes
    Miguel Vences
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielinannstrasse 8, 38106 Braun schiveig, Germany
    Zootaxa 3636:201-44. 2013
  3. doi request reprint DNA barcoding assessment of genetic variation in two widespread skinks from Madagascar, Trachylepis elegans and T. gravenhorstii (Squamata: Scincidae)
    Miguel Vences
    Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany email
    Zootaxa 3755:477-84. 2014
  4. pmc Rivaling the world's smallest reptiles: discovery of miniaturized and microendemic new species of leaf chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagascar
    Frank Glaw
    Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munchen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e31314. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Nuclear and mitochondrial multilocus phylogeny and survey of alkaloid content in true salamanders of the genus Salamandra (Salamandridae)
    Miguel Vences
    Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 73:208-16. 2014
  6. pmc The origin of modern frogs (Neobatrachia) was accompanied by acceleration in mitochondrial and nuclear substitution rates
    Iker Irisarri
    Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Genomics 13:626. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Radically different phylogeographies and patterns of genetic variation in two European brown frogs, genus Rana
    Miguel Vences
    Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 68:657-70. 2013
  8. doi request reprint DNA barcoding amphibians and reptiles
    Miguel Vences
    Division of Evolutionary Biology Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    Methods Mol Biol 858:79-107. 2012
  9. pmc The integrative future of taxonomy
    José M Padial
    Department of Evolution Genomics and Systematics, Evolutionary Biology Centre EBC, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, Uppsala 75236, Sweden
    Front Zool 7:16. 2010
  10. pmc Base composition, selection, and phylogenetic significance of indels in the recombination activating gene-1 in vertebrates
    Ylenia Chiari
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Front Zool 6:32. 2009

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Publications39

  1. doi request reprint A new leaf-tailed gecko of the Uroplatus ebenaui group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar's central eastern rainforests
    Fanomezana Mihaja Ratsoavina
    Departement de Biologie Animale, Universite d Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo, 101 Madagascar Technical University of Braunschweig, Zoological Institute, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany email
    Zootaxa 4006:143-60. 2015
    ..fiera sp. nov., in which the mucosa is unpigmented. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint To name or not to name: Criteria to promote economy of change in Linnaean classification schemes
    Miguel Vences
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielinannstrasse 8, 38106 Braun schiveig, Germany
    Zootaxa 3636:201-44. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint DNA barcoding assessment of genetic variation in two widespread skinks from Madagascar, Trachylepis elegans and T. gravenhorstii (Squamata: Scincidae)
    Miguel Vences
    Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany email
    Zootaxa 3755:477-84. 2014
    ..gravenhorstii as currently understood, or might represent distinct species. ..
  4. pmc Rivaling the world's smallest reptiles: discovery of miniaturized and microendemic new species of leaf chameleons (Brookesia) from northern Madagascar
    Frank Glaw
    Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Munchen, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e31314. 2012
    ..We report on a previously unrecognized radiation of these miniaturized lizards comprising four new species described herein...
  5. doi request reprint Nuclear and mitochondrial multilocus phylogeny and survey of alkaloid content in true salamanders of the genus Salamandra (Salamandridae)
    Miguel Vences
    Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany Electronic address
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 73:208-16. 2014
    ....
  6. pmc The origin of modern frogs (Neobatrachia) was accompanied by acceleration in mitochondrial and nuclear substitution rates
    Iker Irisarri
    Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Genomics 13:626. 2012
    ..These represent major clades not included in previous mitogenomic analyses, and most of them are remarkably species-poor compared to other neobatrachians...
  7. doi request reprint Radically different phylogeographies and patterns of genetic variation in two European brown frogs, genus Rana
    Miguel Vences
    Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 68:657-70. 2013
    ..dalmatina into central Europe is a probably more recent event...
  8. doi request reprint DNA barcoding amphibians and reptiles
    Miguel Vences
    Division of Evolutionary Biology Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    Methods Mol Biol 858:79-107. 2012
    ..If the target group is taxonomically limited, many studies have followed a strategy of designing specific primers which then allow an easy and reliable amplification of all samples...
  9. pmc The integrative future of taxonomy
    José M Padial
    Department of Evolution Genomics and Systematics, Evolutionary Biology Centre EBC, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, Uppsala 75236, Sweden
    Front Zool 7:16. 2010
    ..Nowadays, species taxonomy is confronted with the challenge to fully incorporate new theory, methods and data from disciplines that study the origin, limits and evolution of species...
  10. pmc Base composition, selection, and phylogenetic significance of indels in the recombination activating gene-1 in vertebrates
    Ylenia Chiari
    Lehrstuhl fur Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
    Front Zool 6:32. 2009
    ..We also analyze possible differences between distinct parts of the gene with different type of protein functions...
  11. pmc Speciation in little: the role of range and body size in the diversification of Malagasy mantellid frogs
    Katharina C Wollenberg
    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02134, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 11:217. 2011
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  12. pmc Reversal to air-driven sound production revealed by a molecular phylogeny of tongueless frogs, family Pipidae
    Iker Irisarri
    Department of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Evol Biol 11:114. 2011
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  13. pmc Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of Malagasy tenrecs: influence of data partitioning and taxon sampling on dating analyses
    Celine Poux
    Department of Biomolecular Chemistry 271, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Evol Biol 8:102. 2008
    ..Moreover, the influence of both taxon sampling and data partitioning on the accuracy of the estimated ages were assessed...
  14. doi request reprint Madagascar as a model region of species diversification
    Miguel Vences
    Department of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstrasse 8, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:456-65. 2009
    ..These characteristics establish Madagascar as a promising system for the study of pattern and process in species diversification...
  15. doi request reprint Patterns of endemism and species richness in Malagasy cophyline frogs support a key role of mountainous areas for speciation
    Katharina C Wollenberg
    Zoological Institute, Division of Evolutionary Biology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstr 8, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Evolution 62:1890-907. 2008
    ..High conservation priority is ascribed to these areas...
  16. doi request reprint Acoustic underwater signals with a probable function during competitive feeding in a tadpole
    Erik Reeve
    Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstr 8, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 98:135-43. 2011
    ..These are the only other tadpoles for which sound production has reliably been reported but the calls of Ceratophrys tadpoles occur mainly in a defensive context...
  17. doi request reprint Distinct patterns of desynchronized limb regression in malagasy scincine lizards (squamata, scincidae)
    Aurélien Miralles
    Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    PLoS ONE 10:e0126074. 2015
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  18. doi request reprint A multilocus phylogeny of Malagasy scincid lizards elucidates the relationships of the fossorial genera Androngo and Cryptoscincus
    Angelica Crottini
    Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstr 8, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 53:345-50. 2009
    ..To account for these results, we place Cryptoscincus as a junior synonym of Paracontias, and discuss possible taxonomic consequences that may affect the status of Androngo, once additional data become available...
  19. pmc New metrics for comparison of taxonomies reveal striking discrepancies among species delimitation methods in Madascincus lizards
    Aurélien Miralles
    Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e68242. 2013
    ..Quantifying excessive splitting is more difficult than quantifying excessive lumping, suggesting a priority for conservative taxonomies in which errors are more liable to be detected and corrected by subsequent studies. ..
  20. doi request reprint A multigene species tree for Western Mediterranean painted frogs (Discoglossus)
    Maciej Pabijan
    Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 64:690-6. 2012
    ..The Iberian taxa D. galganoi galganoi and D. g. jeanneae are reciprocally monophyletic in mitochondrial DNA but not in nuclear gene trees, and are therefore treated as subspecies of D. galganoi...
  21. doi request reprint Genetic diversity, phylogeny and evolution of alkaloid sequestering in Cuban miniaturized frogs of the Eleutherodactylus limbatus group
    Ariel Rodriguez
    Zoologisches Institut, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 68:541-54. 2013
    ..limbatus group, and eventually by increased brightness of color with probable aposematic function and a highly efficient mechanism of alkaloid sequestering...
  22. doi request reprint The influence of riverine barriers on phylogeographic patterns of Malagasy reed frogs (Heterixalus)
    Philip Sebastian Gehring
    Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 64:618-32. 2012
    ..Furthermore, our analyses indicated that most of the major intraspecific lineages of reed frogs show signs of a rather recent population expansion...
  23. doi request reprint Revision and phylogeny of narrow-mouthed treefrogs (Cophyla) from northern Madagascar: integration of molecular, osteological, and bioacoustic data reveals three new species
    Andolalao Rakotoarison
    Departement de Biologie Animale, Universite d Antananarivo, BP 906, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany Email unknown
    Zootaxa 3937:61-89. 2015
    ..puellarum evolved a modified shoulder girdle structure without ossified clavicles, and adapted to low-elevation habitats. ..
  24. pmc Vertebrate time-tree elucidates the biogeographic pattern of a major biotic change around the K-T boundary in Madagascar
    Angelica Crottini
    Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:5358-63. 2012
    ..This finding suggests an underlying pattern of continuous speciation through time in Madagascar's vertebrates, with accelerated episodes of adaptive diversification in those clades that succeeded radiating into the rainforests...
  25. doi request reprint Macrolides and alcohols as scent gland constituents of the Madagascan frog Mantidactylus femoralis and their intraspecific diversity
    Dennis Poth
    Institut fur Organische Chemie, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    J Nat Prod 76:1548-58. 2013
    ..Several other individuals from related species had different gland compositions. This suggests that a basic set of biosynthetic machinery might be available to a broader group of related species. ..
  26. doi request reprint Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Malagasy frogs of the genus Gephyromantis
    Nathalie Kaffenberger
    Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Friedensplatz 1, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:555-60. 2012
    ..A reconstruction of ancestral distribution areas indicates a diversification of several subgenera in the northern biogeographic regions of Madagascar and the dispersal out of northern Madagascar for several clades...
  27. doi request reprint Hybridization masks speciation in the evolutionary history of the Galápagos marine iguana
    Amy Macleod
    Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstrasse 4, Braunschweig 38106, Germany Department of Animal Behavior, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld 33501, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 282:20150425. 2015
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  28. doi request reprint A simplified molecular method for distinguishing among species and ploidy levels in European water frogs (Pelophylax)
    J Susanne Hauswaldt
    Zoological Institute, Technical University Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Mol Ecol Resour 12:797-805. 2012
    ..esculentus complex and potentially for identification of other hybridogenetic complexes and/or taxa, and it even serves as a good indicator of the ploidy status of hybrid individuals...
  29. doi request reprint First monogenean flatworm from a microhylid frog host: Kankana, a new polystome genus from Madagascar
    Liliane Raharivololoniaina
    Departement de Biologie Animale, Universite d Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar
    Parasitol Int 60:465-73. 2011
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  30. pmc High levels of diversity uncovered in a widespread nominal taxon: continental phylogeography of the neotropical tree frog Dendropsophus minutus
    Marcelo Gehara
    Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany Pós graduação em Sistemática e Evolução, Centro de Biociencias, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Campus Universitário Lagoa Nova, Natal, RN, Brasil
    PLoS ONE 9:e103958. 2014
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  31. ncbi request reprint Molecular, morphological and osteological differentiation of a new species of microhylid frog of the genus Stumpffia from northwestern Madagascar
    Johannes Klages
    Zoologisches Institut, Technische Universitdt Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Zootaxa 3717:280-300. 2013
    ..analamaina sp. nov. and the rampant habitat destruction in this part of Madagascar, we propose a threat status of Critically Endangered for this new species...
  32. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogeny of Malagasy reed frogs, Heterixalus, and the relative performance of bioacoustics and color-patterns for resolving their systematics
    Katharina C Wollenberg
    Zoological Institute, Division of Evolutionary Biology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Spielmannstrasse 8, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:14-22. 2007
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  33. pmc The world's richest tadpole communities show functional redundancy and low functional diversity: ecological data on Madagascar's stream-dwelling amphibian larvae
    Axel Strauss
    Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    BMC Ecol 10:12. 2010
    ..This habitat harbours the world's most species-rich stream tadpole communities which are due to their occurrence in primary habitat of particular interest for functional diversity studies...
  34. doi request reprint Gut bacterial communities across tadpole ecomorphs in two diverse tropical anuran faunas
    Miguel Vences
    Zoological Institute, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106, Braunschweig, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 103:25. 2016
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  35. doi request reprint A likely microendemic new species of terrestrial iguana, genus Chalarodon, from Madagascar
    Aurélien Miralles
    CNRS UMR5175 CEFE, Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, 119 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany email
    Zootaxa 3946:201-20. 2015
    ..madagascariensis appears to be widespread over much of southern and western Madagascar. We highlight the need for further exploration of this unprotected region which might host several other microendemic species. ..
  36. doi request reprint A new arboreal frog of the genus Guibemantis from the southeast of Madagascar (Anura: Mantellidae)
    Miguel Vences
    Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany Email unknown
    Zootaxa 4059:569-80. 2015
    ..Its advertisement call is unique among other species in the subgenus in being composed of two distinctly different note types (only one note type in the other species). ..
  37. pmc Widespread presence of the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in wild amphibian communities in Madagascar
    Molly C Bletz
    1 Department of Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA 2 Technische Universität Braunschweig, Division of Evolutionary Biology, Zoological Institute, Mendelssohnstr 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
    Sci Rep 5:8633. 2015
    ..Representatives of all native anuran families have tested Bd-positive, and exposure trials confirm infection by Bd is possible. Bd's presence could pose significant threats to Madagascar's unique "megadiverse" amphibians. ..
  38. ncbi request reprint A new Stumpffia (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae) from the Ranomafana region, south-eastern Madagascar
    Serge H Ndriantsoa
    Zoological Institute, University of Hamburg, Martin Luther King Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
    Zootaxa 3636:575-89. 2013
    ..Stumnpffia miery sp. nov. is apparently able to tolerate some degree of habitat degradation and therefore is probably not threatened with extinction...