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Climate and history explain the species richness peak at mid-elevation for Schizothorax fishes (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) distributed in the Tibetan Plateau and its adjacent regions

Li, Jun; He, Qixin; Hua, Xia; Zhou, Jie; Xu, Huidan; Chen, Jiakuan; Fu, Cuizhang


Aim: We studied elevational species richness patterns of Schizothorax fishes and identified the roles of ecological and evolutionary factors in shaping the patterns of elevational diversity. Location: The Tibetan Plateau and its adjacent regions. Methods: We assembled distribution and altitude data for all Schizothorax species using the literature. We merged ecological and evolutionary approaches to test the relationships between species richness and ecological factors (climate, area, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography
DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2008.00430.x


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