Ecological opportunities, habitat, and past climatic fluctuations influenced the diversification of modern turtles

Ecological opportunities, habitat, and past climatic fluctuations influenced the diversification... Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101 (2016) 352–358 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev Ecological opportunities, habitat, and past climatic fluctuations influenced the diversification of modern turtles a,⇑ b João Fabrício Mota Rodrigues , José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Evolução, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Campus Samambaia, CP 131, 74001-970 Goiânia, GO, Brazil Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Campus Samambaia, CP 131, 74001-970 Goiânia, GO, Brazil ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: Habitat may be viewed as an important life history component potentially related to diversification pat- Received 15 January 2016 terns. However, differences in diversification rates between aquatic and terrestrial realms are still poorly Revised 4 April 2016 explored. Testudines is a group distributed worldwide that lives in aquatic and terrestrial environments, Accepted 20 May 2016 but until now no-one has evaluated the diversification history of the group as a whole. We aim here to Available online 24 May 2016 investigate the diversification history of turtles and to test if habitat influenced speciation rate in these animals. We reconstructed the phylogeny of the modern species of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Elsevier

Ecological opportunities, habitat, and past climatic fluctuations influenced the diversification of modern turtles

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
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1055-7903
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1095-9513
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10.1016/j.ympev.2016.05.025
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Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101 (2016) 352–358 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ympev Ecological opportunities, habitat, and past climatic fluctuations influenced the diversification of modern turtles a,⇑ b João Fabrício Mota Rodrigues , José Alexandre Felizola Diniz-Filho Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Evolução, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Campus Samambaia, CP 131, 74001-970 Goiânia, GO, Brazil Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Campus Samambaia, CP 131, 74001-970 Goiânia, GO, Brazil ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: Habitat may be viewed as an important life history component potentially related to diversification pat- Received 15 January 2016 terns. However, differences in diversification rates between aquatic and terrestrial realms are still poorly Revised 4 April 2016 explored. Testudines is a group distributed worldwide that lives in aquatic and terrestrial environments, Accepted 20 May 2016 but until now no-one has evaluated the diversification history of the group as a whole. We aim here to Available online 24 May 2016 investigate the diversification history of turtles and to test if habitat influenced speciation rate in these animals. We reconstructed the phylogeny of the modern species of

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Molecular Phylogenetics and EvolutionElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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