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Latitudinal variation in speciation mechanisms in frogs

Hua, Xia; Wiens, John J.

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Speciation often has a strong geographical and environmental component, but the ecological factors that potentially underlie allopatric and parapatric speciation remain understudied. Two ecological mechanisms by which speciation may occur on geographic scales are allopatric speciation through niche conservatism and parapatric or allopatric speciation through niche divergence. A previous study on salamanders found a strong latitudinal pattern in the prevalence of these mechanisms, with niche...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64670
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00836.x

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