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Evidence for determinism in species diversification and contingency in phenotypic evolution during adaptive radiation
Adaptive radiation (AR) theory predicts that groups sharing the same source of ecological opportunity (EO) will experience deterministic species diversification and morphological evolution. Thus,Expand
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Assessing species boundaries and the phylogenetic position of the rare Szechwan ratsnake, Euprepiophis perlaceus (Serpentes: Colubridae), using coalescent-based methods.
Delimiting species and clarifying phylogenetic relationships are the main goals of systematics. For species with questionable taxonomic status, species delimitation approaches using multi-speciesExpand
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Multilocus phylogeographic assessment of the California Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) suggests alternative patterns of diversification for the California Floristic Province
Phylogeographic inference can determine the timing of population divergence, historical demographic processes, patterns of migration, and when extended to multiple species, the history ofExpand
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Asynchronous demographic responses to Pleistocene climate change in Eastern Nearctic vertebrates.
Pleistocene climatic cycles altered species distributions in the Eastern Nearctic of North America, yet the degree of congruent demographic response to the Pleistocene among codistributed taxaExpand
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The Ituraeans and the Roman Near East: Reassessing the Sources
Preface Abbreviations Introduction Early scholarship Sources Ituraeans and identity Ituraeans in history Conclusions Bibliography Index.
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Speciation with gene flow in whiptail lizards from a Neotropical xeric biome
Two main hypotheses have been proposed to explain the diversification of the Caatinga biota. The riverine barrier hypothesis (RBH) claims that the São Francisco River (SFR) is a major biogeographicExpand
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Asynchronous diversification of snakes in the North American warm deserts
Aim We quantify the degree to which co-distributed snakes across the Cochise Filter Barrier (CFB) have a shared history of population divergence and estimate the timing of divergence for each taxonExpand
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Environmental Heterogeneity and Not Vicariant Biogeographic Barriers Generate Community Wide Population Structure in Desert Adapted Snakes.
Genetic structure can be influenced by local adaptation to environmental heterogeneity and biogeographic barriers, resulting in discrete population clusters. Geographic distance among populations,Expand
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Coalescent Species Tree Inference of Coluber and Masticophis
The genus-level taxonomy of the New World racers and whipsnakes (Coluber and Masticophis) has long been contentious regarding whether the two genera are mutually exclusive clades. This argument isExpand
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Body size distributions at community, regional or taxonomic scales do not predict the direction of trait-driven diversification in snakes in the United States
Aim We determine whether trait-driven diversification yields similar body size distributions for snakes in local, regional and phylogenetic assemblages. Location United States, NorthExpand
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