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The ecological tale of Gonyleptidae (Arachnida, Opiliones) evolution: phylogeny of a Neotropical lineage of armoured harvestmen using ecological, behavioural and chemical characters
The large Neotropical family Gonyleptidae comprises nearly 820 species divided into 16 subfamilies. The majority of publications on harvestman ecology, behaviour and scent gland secretion chemistryExpand
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Comparative analysis of principal components can be misleading
Quantitative geneticists long ago recognized the value of studying evolution in a multivariate framework (Pearson, 1903). Due tolinkage, pleiotropy, coordinated selection and mutational covariance,Expand
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Comparative Analysis of Principal Components Can be Misleading.
Most existing methods for modeling trait evolution are univariate, although researchers are often interested in investigating evolutionary patterns and processes across multiple traits. PrincipalExpand
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Hidden state models improve state‐dependent diversification approaches, including biogeographical models
The state‐dependent speciation and extinction (SSE) models have recently been criticized due to their high rates of “false positive” results. Many researchers have advocated avoiding SSE models inExpand
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ratematrix: An R package for studying evolutionary integration among several traits on phylogenetic trees
Summary 1.Evolutionary integration occurs when two or more phenotypes evolve in a correlated fashion. Correlated evolution among traits can happen due to genetic constraints, ontogeny, and selectionExpand
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Forgotten treasures: the fate of data in animal behaviour studies
The majority of publications across many disciplines in biology do not make their data available in repositories. On the other hand, there are several advantages associated with archiving data inExpand
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Estimating Correlated Rates of Trait Evolution with Uncertainty
Abstract Correlated evolution among traits, which can happen due to genetic constraints, ontogeny, and selection, can have an important impact on the trajectory of phenotypic evolution. For example,Expand
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Rapid differentiation and asynchronous coevolution of male and female genitalia in stink bugs
Despite claims that genitalia are among the fastest evolving phenotypes, few studies have tested this trend in a quantitative and phylogenetic framework. In systems where male and female genitaliaExpand
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Hidden state models improve the adequacy of state-dependent diversification approaches using empirical trees, including biogeographical models
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The state-dependent speciation and extinction models (SSE) have recently been criticized due to their high rates of “false positive” results and many researchers have advocated avoiding SSE models in favor of other “non-parametric” or “semi-parametry” approaches. Expand
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Comparative analyses of phenotypic sequences using phylogenetic trees
Phenotypic sequences are a type of multivariate trait organized structurally, such as teeth distributed along the dental arch, or temporally, such as the stages of an ontogenetic series. However,Expand
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