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- Thomas, Daniel C., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of biogeography 2012 v.39 no.2 pp. 322-335
- DNA; Primates; Uvaria; fruits; provenance; tropical forests; tropics; Africa; Asia; Australasian region; Madagascar
- ... Aim African–Asian disjunctions are common in palaeotropical taxa, and are typically explained by reference to three competing hypotheses: (1) ‘rafting’ on the Indian tectonic plate, enabling Africa‐to‐Asia dispersal; (2) migration via Eocene boreotropical forests; and (3) transoceanic long‐distance dispersal. These hypotheses are tested using Uvaria (Annonaceae), which is distributed in tropical r ...
- Daniels, Savel, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of biogeography 2010 v.37 no.4 pp. 669-681
- DNA; Euperipatoides; genes; models; monophyly; nucleotide sequences; ribosomal RNA; Chile; New Zealand; South Africa; Tasmania
- ... The distribution of Onychophora across the southern continents has long been considered the result of vicariance events. However, it has recently been hypothesized that New Zealand was completely inundated during the late Oligocene (25-22 Ma) and therefore that the entire biota is the result of long-distance dispersal. We tested this assumption using phylogenetic and molecular dating of DNA sequen ...