Not so ancient: the extant crown group of Nothofagus represents a post-Gondwanan radiation
This study uses a molecular-dating approach to test hypotheses about die biogeography of Nothofagus. The molecular modelling suggests that the present-day subgenera and species date from a radiation that most likely commenced between 55 and 40 Myr ago. This rules out the possibility of a reconciled all-vicariance hypothesis for the biogeography of extant Nothofagus. However, the molecular dates for divergences between Australasian and South American taxa are consistent with the rifting of...[Show more]
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