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Phylogeny of bothropoid vipers



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Project title: 
The phylogeny of bothropoid pitvipers (Bothrops, Bothrocophias)
ZFMK Project lead: 
Object of research: 
Vipers, Bothrops


Bothropoids are a highly diverse group of pitvipers whose phylogeny is not yet sufficiently clear given the uncertain, unclear or conflicting position of many species. Our goal is to assess the contribution of new data and an increased taxon sampling for the outgroup on clarifying the phylogeny of bothropoids. New data includes new morphological and molecular characters, additional data of poorly known species, data of species described recently, and data of putative new species.


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