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An ancient divide in a contiguous rainforest: Endemic earthworms in the australian wet tropics

Moreau, Corrie S.; Hugall, Andrew F.; McDonald, Keith R; Jamieson, Barrie G.M.; Moritz, Craig


Understanding the factors that shape current species diversity is a fundamental aim of ecology and evolutionary biology. The Australian Wet Tropics (AWT) are a system in which much is known about how the rainforests and the rainforest-dependent organisms reacted to late Pleistocene climate changes, but less is known about how events deeper in time shaped speciation and extinction in this highly endemic biota. We estimate the phylogeny of a species-rich endemic genus of earthworms...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136943
Access Rights: Open Access


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