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A macroevolutionary perspective on species range limits

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dc.contributor.author Roy, Kaustuv en
dc.contributor.author Hunt, Gene en
dc.contributor.author Jablonski, David en
dc.contributor.author Krug, Andrew Z. en
dc.contributor.author Valentine, James W. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-08T14:26:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-08T14:26:48Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Roy, Kaustuv, Hunt, Gene, Jablonski, David, Krug, Andrew Z., and Valentine, James W. 2009. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F7532">A macroevolutionary perspective on species range limits</a>." <em>Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences</em>. 276 (1661):1485&ndash;1493. en
dc.identifier.issn 0962-8452
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/7532
dc.description.abstract Understanding the factors that determine the geographic range limits of species is important for many questions in ecology, evolution and conservation biology. These limits arise from complex interactions among ecology and dispersal ability of species and the physical environment, but many of the underlying traits can be conserved among related species and clades. Thus, the range limits of species are likely to be influenced by their macroevolutionary history. Using palaeontological and biogeographic data for marine bivalves, we find that the range limits of genera are significantly related to their constituent species richness, but the effects of age are weak and inconsistent. In addition, we find a significant phylogenetic signal in the range limits at both genus and family levels, although the strength of this effect shows interoceanic variation. This phylogenetic conservatism of range limits gives rise to an evolutionary pattern where wide-ranging lineages have clusters of species within the biogeographic provinces, with a few extending across major boundaries. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences en
dc.title A macroevolutionary perspective on species range limits en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 77712
rft.jtitle Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
rft.volume 276
rft.issue 1661
rft.spage 1485
rft.epage 1493
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Paleobiology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.citation.spage 1485
dc.citation.epage 1493


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