Translator Disclaimer
1 June 2018 Intraspecific Evolutionary Relationships and Diversification Patterns of the Wagner's Mustached Bat, Pteronotus personatus (Chiroptera: Mormoopidae)
Dafne G. Zárate-Martínez, Ricardo López-Wilchis, José D. Ruiz-Ortíz, Irene D. L. A. Barriga-Sosa, Alejandra Serrato Díaz, Carlos Ibáñez, Javier Juste, Luis M. Guevara-Chumacero
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Wagner's mustached bat (Pteronotus personatus) is an insectivorous bat distributed throughout America from Mexico to Brazil, which inhabits a range of habitats from rain forests to dry deciduous forests. There are two currently recognized species within the P. personatus complex, for which we examined 235 cytochrome oxidase I (COI) sequences and 138 cytochrome b (Cytb) sequences in order to explore its genetic variation in Mexico as well as in Central and South America. Our results reveal considerable differences in the genetic structure inside this species complex, indicating five genetic lineages: 1) Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Pacific coastal plain to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, 2) Southeastern Mexico, 3) Guatemala, 4) Guyana and Suriname-COI/Guyana and Venezuela-Cytb, and 5) Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil. In addition, we used the isolation-with-migration coalescent method to estimate divergence times. The results indicate that vicariant events occurred roughly 1,624,000–2,450,000 years ago during the Early Pleistocene, wherein Central America was the center of two separate diversification processes, one toward Mexico and the other South America. The intraspecific lineages obtained for P. personatus demonstrate the need to reevaluate the species complex limits of this taxon.

© Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS
Dafne G. Zárate-Martínez, Ricardo López-Wilchis, José D. Ruiz-Ortíz, Irene D. L. A. Barriga-Sosa, Alejandra Serrato Díaz, Carlos Ibáñez, Javier Juste, and Luis M. Guevara-Chumacero "Intraspecific Evolutionary Relationships and Diversification Patterns of the Wagner's Mustached Bat, Pteronotus personatus (Chiroptera: Mormoopidae)," Acta Chiropterologica 20(1), 51-58, (1 June 2018). https://doi.org/10.3161/15081109ACC2018.20.1.003
Received: 1 July 2017; Accepted: 3 November 2017; Published: 1 June 2018
JOURNAL ARTICLE
8 PAGES


Share
SHARE
KEYWORDS
cytochrome b
cytochrome oxidase I
isolation with migration
mitochondrial lineage
Mormoopidae
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top