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Spatial filtering to reduce sampling bias can improve the performance of ecological niche models
This study employs spatial filtering of occurrence data with the aim of reducing overfitting to sampling bias in ecological niche models (ENMs). Sampling bias in geographic space leads to localitiesExpand
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Ecotypic variation in the context of global climate change: revisiting the rules.
Patterns of ecotypic variation constitute some of the few 'rules' known to modern biology. Here, we examine several well-known ecogeographical rules, especially those pertaining to body size inExpand
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Explosive Pleistocene range expansion leads to widespread Amazonian sympatry between robust and gracile capuchin monkeys
Aim Capuchin monkey species are widely distributed across Central and South America. Morphological studies consistently divide the clade into robust and gracile forms, which show extensive sympatryExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of treeshrews (Mammalia: Scandentia) and the timescale of diversification in Southeast Asia.
Resolving the phylogeny of treeshrews (Order Scandentia) has historically proven difficult, in large part because of access to specimens and samples from critical taxa. We used "antique" DNA methodsExpand
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Inferring divergence times within pikas (Ochotona spp.) using mtDNA and relaxed molecular dating techniques.
Although several studies have recently addressed phylogenetic relationships among Asian pikas (Ochotona spp.), the North American species have been relatively neglected and their monophyly generallyExpand
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Multiple colonisations of the western Indian Ocean by Pteropus fruit bats (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae): the furthest islands were colonised first.
We investigate the genetic relationships between purported island species of Pteropus fruit bat (Megachiroptera) from the western Indian Ocean islands using mitochondrial DNA sequencing in order toExpand
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A new species of shrew tenrec (Microgale jobihely) from northern Madagascar
A new species of shrew tenrec in the genus Microgale is described from a series of 12 specimens taken on the south-western slopes of the Tsaratanana Massif in northern Madagascar and is namedExpand
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A multidimensional approach for detecting species patterns in Malagasy vertebrates
The biodiversity of Madagascar is extraordinarily distinctive, diverse, and endangered. It is therefore urgent that steps be taken to document, describe, interpret, and protect this exceptionalExpand
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Intraordinal phylogenetics of treeshrews (Mammalia: Scandentia) based on evidence from the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene.
Despite their traditional and continuing prominence in studies of interordinal mammalian phylogenetics, treeshrews (order Scandentia) remain relatively unstudied with respect to their intraordinalExpand
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Additional molecular evidence strongly supports the distinction between the recently described African primate Rungwecebus kipunji (Cercopithecidae, Papionini) and Lophocebus.
Department of Mammalogy, University of Alaska Museum, 907 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA b Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA Department ofExpand
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