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Independent transitions between monsoonal and arid biomes revealed by systematic revison of a complex of Australian geckos (Diplodactylus; Diplodactylidae)

Oliver, Paul M.; Couper, Patrick J.; Pepper, Mitzy


How the widespread expansion and intensification of aridity through the Neogene has shaped the Austral biota is a major question in Antipodean biogeography. Lineages distributed across wide aridity gradients provide opportunities to examine the timing, frequency, and direction of transitions between arid and mesic regions. Here, we use molecular genetics and morphological data to investigate the systematics and biogeography of a nominal Australian gecko species (Diplodactylus conspicillatus...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12-10
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111895


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