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Geographic range shifts do not erase the historic signal of speciation in mammals

Cardillo, Marcel


Many evolutionary analyses assume that the positions of species geographic ranges are sufficiently phylogenetically conserved that current ranges reflect ancestral ranges and retain the historic signal of speciation. The validity of this assumption has been challenged, because there is evidence that ranges can shift rapidly and extensively. Here I test the assumption of range conservatism using simulations and empirical tests of phylogenetic signal in geographic positions of ranges within...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-01-28
Type: Journal article
Source: The American Naturalist
DOI: 10.1086/679663
Access Rights: Open Access


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