Revisiting the historical distribution of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests: new insights based on palaeodistribution modelling and palynological evidencegeb
- F. Werneck, G. C. Costa, G. Colli, Darien E. Prado, J. Sites
- Environmental Science, Geography
- 1 March 2011
Aim To investigate the potential distribution of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests (SDTFs) during the Quaternary climatic fluctuations; to reassess the formerly proposed ‘Pleistocenic arc hypothesis’…
The phylogeny of advanced snakes (Colubroidea), with discovery of a new subfamily and comparison of support methods for likelihood trees.
Coming to America: multiple origins of New World geckos
- T. Gamble, A. Bauer, A. Simons
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of Evolutionary Biology
- 1 February 2011
The phylogenetic and biogeographical hypotheses presented here provide an historical framework to further pursue research on the diversification and assembly of the New World herpetofauna.
Climatic stability in the Brazilian Cerrado: implications for biogeographical connections of South American savannas, species richness and conservation in a biodiversity hotspot
Aim To investigate the historical distribution of the Cerrado across Quaternary climatic fluctuations and to generate historical stability maps to test: (1) whether the ‘historical climate’…
Habitat loss and the effectiveness of protected areas in the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot
DEEP DIVERSIFICATION AND LONG‐TERM PERSISTENCE IN THE SOUTH AMERICAN ‘DRY DIAGONAL’: INTEGRATING CONTINENT‐WIDE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND DISTRIBUTION MODELING OF GECKOS
- F. Werneck, T. Gamble, G. Colli, M. Rodrigues, Jack W. Sites Jr.
- Biology, Environmental ScienceEvolution; international journal of organic…
- 1 October 2012
These patterns exemplify how low‐vagility species complexes, characterized by strong genetic structure and pre‐Pleistocene divergence histories, represent ideal radiations to investigate broad biogeographic histories of associated biomes.
The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation
It is shown that additional conservation actions are needed to effectively protect reptiles, particularly lizards and turtles, and that adding reptile knowledge to a global complementarity conservation priority scheme identifies many locations that consequently become important.
Vicariance and endemism in a Neotropical savanna hotspot: distribution patterns of Cerrado squamate reptiles
The results indicate that vicariant speciation has strongly shaped Cerrado squamate diversity, in contrast to earlier studies emphasizing faunal interchange and low endemism in the Cerrados vertebrate fauna.
12. The Character and Dynamics of the Cerrado Herpetofauna
The earliest work on the herpetofauna of the cerrado is a list of 54 reptiles and amphibians from Lagoa Santa, state of Minas Gerais, prepared by Warming (1892). More than 50 years later, Vanzolini…
Anuran Species Composition and Distribution Patterns in Brazilian Cerrado, a Neotropical Hotspot
The distribution patterns of anuran amphibians within the Cerrado domain of South America in a historical framework is analyzed, providing an updated list of species based on extensive research in zoological collections and fieldwork and exploring patterns of endemism and the distribution of species occurring both in Cerrados and each of the adjoining domains.