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Patterns of animal dispersal, vicariance and diversification in the Holarctic
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Analysis of patterns of animal dispersal, vicariance and diversification in the Holarctic based on complete phylogenies of 57 extant non-marine taxa shows that trans-Atlantic distributions were common in the Early–Mid Tertiary whereas transBeringian distributions were rare in that period.
Anamorphosis in millipedes (Diplopoda)—the present state of knowledge with some developmental and phylogenetic considerations
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The contrasting principles of elongation and contraction, subject of much debate among diplopodologists, are shown both to have played a role in the course of millipede evolution.
Atlas of European Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
V. 1: Orders polyxenida, Glomerida, Platydesmida, Siphonocryptida, Polyzoniida, Calllipodida, Polydesmida
The millipedes of Thailand (Diplopoda)
One hundred and five (105) species of millipedes are recorded from Thailand, based on a scrutiny of literature and a study of hitherto unpublished material. Detailed locality records, published and
WIDESPREAD TAXA, SYMPATRY, DISPERSAL, AND AN ALGORITHM FOR RESOLVED AREA CLADOGRAMS
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It is argued that in area biogeographical studies, the information content of widespread taxa is comparable to that of endemic taxa and should therefore be treated under Assumption 0; an algorithm for translation of taxon-area cladograms into resolved area cladograms under these conditions is given.
Ranking protected areas in the Azores using standardised sampling of soil epigean arthropods
Nineteen areas in seven of the nine Azorean islands were evaluated for species diversity and rarity based on soil epigean arthropods. Fifteen out of the 19 study areas are managed as Natural Forest
New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy
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It is shown that contrary to general belief, developed and heavily-studied parts of the world are important reservoirs of unknown species, and the importance of developing a system that better supports and guides this formidable workforce as they seek to overcome the Taxonomic Impediment and speed up the process of describing the planetary biodiversity before it is too late.
Historical biogeography of the holarctic: Area relationships, ancestral areas, and dispersal of non-marine animals
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The western Nearctic seems to have played a bigger role than the other infraregions as a center of origin, and Paleocontinental and disjunct patterns are relatively more frequent among groups of higher taxonomic rank.
Myriapods (Myriapoda). Chapter 7.2
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The introduction of some species into Europe could have begun already in historical times with an increase in trade between ancient Greeks and Romans with cities in the Near East and North Africa, and with the trade between Europe and some tropical countries, especially after the discoveries of the Americas and Australia.
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