The Eurasian common lizard, Zootoca vivipara (Lichtenstein, 1823) has seven haplogroups. A northsouth corridor of the VB haplogroup across eastern Hungary and western Romania has recently been suggested. We tested this hypothesis by sequencing a fragment (appr. 400 bp) of the protein encoding cytochrome b gene of the mtDNA. All four previously known haplogroups were detected in the country but along the eastern border with Romania only the VU haplogroup was found. As such, either the proposed corridor is narrower and lies further to the east, in Romania, or the haplogroup distribution area is discontinuous between eastern Slovakia - western Ukraine and the Balkan.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||North-Western Journal of Zoology|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Zootoca vivipara
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology