MacrocnemisCoordsLocs {BPEC}R Documentation

Coordinates and haplotypes for the R.macrocnemis Brown Frog dataset


Rana macrocnemis (Amphibia, Ranidae) dataset, the Near Eastern brown frog, from a transition zone of landscapes in Georgia, Caucasus. Contains the coordinates and ecological characteristics of each sampling location along with the haplotypes found in each location. It is called using data(MacrocnemisCoordsLocs).




In total 40 sampling locations with one haplotype in each. For each observation, longitude, latitude, plus 6 additional environmental coordinates are available: Four bioclimatic variables from the database (Annual Mean Temperature (degrees Celsius x 10), Temperature Annual Range (100 x standard deviation of monthly mean temperature), Annual Precipitation (in mm), Precipitation Seasonality), Coefficient of Variation (CV), altitude in meters as a proxy for a digital elevation model (DEM) and the land cover map (GLC2000) from In fact some sampling locations may be identical in terms of longitude and latitude, but are differentiated because of their additional covariates.


D. Tarkhnishvili, A. Hille and W. Boehme (2001) Humid forest refugia, speciation and secondary introgression between evolutionary lineages: differentiation in a Near Eastern brown frog, Rana macrocnemis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

A. Hille, I. Manolopoulou and D. Tarkhnisvili (2015) Detecting landscape-dependent selection with Bayesian phylogeographic and ecological clustering: comparison of recombinant microsatellite and mtDNA haplotype data (unpublished).


#to use the example dataset:
coordsLocs <- MacrocnemisCoordsLocs

[Package BPEC version 1.3.1 Index]