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Latitude, elevational climatic zonation and speciation in New World vertebrates

Cadena, Carlos Daniel; Kozak, Kenneth H.; Gomez, Juan Pablo; Parra, Juan Luis; McCain, Christy M.; Bowie, Rauri C K; Carnaval, Ana Carolina; Moritz, Craig; Rahbek, Carsten; Roberts, Trina; Sanders, Nathan J.; Schneider, Christopher J.; VanDerWal, Jeremy; Zamudio, Kelly R.; Graham, Catherine H.

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Many biodiversity hotspots are located in montane regions, especially in the tropics. A possible explanation for this pattern is that the narrow thermal tolerances of tropical species and greater climatic stratification of tropical mountains create more opportunities for climate-associated parapatric or allopatric speciation in the tropics relative to the temperate zone. However, it is unclear whether a general relationship exists among latitude, climatic zonation and the ecology of speciation....[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65139
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0720

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