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Young relicts and old relicts: a novel palaeoendemic vertebrate from the Australian Central Uplands

Oliver, Paul M; McDonald, Peter J


Climatic change, and in particular aridification, has played a dominant role in shaping Southern Hemisphere biotas since the mid-Neogene. In Australia, ancient and geologically stable ranges within the vast arid zone have functioned as refugia for populations of mesic taxa extirpated from surrounding areas, yet the extent to which relicts may be linked to major aridification events before or after the Pliocene has not been examined in detail. Here we use molecular phylogenetic and morphological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-10-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Royal Society open science
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160018
Access Rights: Open Access


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