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Did tectonic activity stimulate oligo-Miocene speciation in the Indo-West Pacific?

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Suzanne T. en
dc.contributor.author Duda, Thomas F., Jr. en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T18:28:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-16T18:28:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Williams, Suzanne T. and Duda, Thomas F., Jr. 2008. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F12236">Did tectonic activity stimulate oligo-Miocene speciation in the Indo-West Pacific?</a>." <em>Evolution</em>. 62 (7):1618&ndash;1634. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00399.x">https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00399.x</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0014-3820
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/12236
dc.description.abstract Analyses of molecular phylogenies of three unrelated tropical marine gastropod genera, Turbo, Echinolittorina, and Conus, reveal an increase in the rate of cladogenesis of some Indo-West Pacific (IWP) clades beginning in the Late Oligocene or Early Miocene between 23.7 and 21.0 million years ago. In all three genera, clades with an increased rate of diversification reach a maximum of diversity, in terms of species richness, in the central IWP. Congruence in both the geographical location and the narrow interval of timing suggests a common cause. The collision of the Australia and New Guinea plate with the southeast extremity of the Eurasian plate approximately 25 Mya resulted in geological changes to the central IWP, including an increase in shallow-water areas and length of coastline, and the creation of a mosaic of distinct habitats. This was followed by a period of rapid diversification of zooxanthellate corals between 20 and 25 Mya. The findings reported here provide the first molecular evidence from multiple groups that part of the present-day diversity of shallow-water gastropods in the IWP arose from a rapid pulse of speciation when new habitats became available in the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene. After the new habitats were filled, the rate of speciation likely decreased and this combined with high levels of extinction (in some groups), resulted in a slow down in the rate of diversification in the genera examined. en
dc.relation.ispartof Evolution en
dc.title Did tectonic activity stimulate oligo-Miocene speciation in the Indo-West Pacific? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 74419
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00399.x
rft.jtitle Evolution
rft.volume 62
rft.issue 7
rft.spage 1618
rft.epage 1634
dc.description.SIUnit Naos Island Laboratories en
dc.description.SIUnit Marine biology en
dc.description.SIUnit Encyclopedia of Life en
dc.description.SIUnit Forces of Change en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage 1618
dc.citation.epage 1634

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