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Cryptic species as a window on diversity and conservation.
- D. Bickford, David J. Lohman, +5 authors I. Das
- Biology, Medicine
- Trends in ecology & evolution
- 1 March 2007
The literature on cryptic and sibling species is synthesized and trends in their discovery are discussed, suggesting that the discovery of cryptic species is likely to be non-random with regard to taxon and biome and could have profound implications for evolutionary theory, biogeography and conservation planning. Expand
DNA barcoding and taxonomy in Diptera: a tale of high intraspecific variability and low identification success.
An outlook on the prospects of obtaining complete barcode databases and the future use of DNA sequences in a modern integrative taxonomy is concluded. Expand
Systema Brachyurorum: Part 1. An Annotated checklist of extant brachyuran crabs of the world
The constitution of a large number of families and superfamilies is discussed in detail, with the positions of some taxa rearranged in an attempt to form a stable base for future taxonomic studies. Expand
Southeast Asian biodiversity: an impending disaster.
The looming Southeast Asian biodiversity disaster demands immediate and definitive actions, yet such measures continue to be constrained by socioeconomic factors, including poverty and lack of infrastructure. Expand
A Classification of Living and Fossil Genera of Decapod Crustaceans
This compilation is the first comprehensive estimate of taxonomic diversity within the entire Decapoda, listing all known families and genera organized by higher taxonomic groups and including estimates of the number of species in every genus. Expand
Catastrophic extinctions follow deforestation in Singapore
Extrapolations of the observed and inferred local extinction data imply that the current unprecedented rate of habitat destruction in Southeast Asia will result in the loss of 13–42% of regional populations over the next century, at least half of which will represent global species extinctions. Expand
Limestone Karsts of Southeast Asia: Imperiled Arks of Biodiversity
It is shown that limestone karsts are “arks” of biodiversity and often contain high levels of endemism, and that limestone quarrying is the primary threat to karst biodiversity in Southeast Asia. Expand
The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
- W. Appeltans, S. Ahyong, +118 authors Mark John Costello
- Medicine, Biology
- Current Biology
- 4 December 2012
The first register of the marine species of the world is compiled and it is estimated that between one-third and two-thirds of marine species may be undescribed, and previous estimates of there being well over one million marine species appear highly unlikely. Expand
Local Endemism Within the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka Biodiversity Hotspot
It is shown, using molecular phylogenies of two invertebrate and four vertebrate groups, that biotic interchange between these areas has been much more limited than hitherto assumed. Expand
A REVISION OF THE PORTUNUS PELAGICUS (LINNAEUS, 1758) SPECIES COMPLEX (CRUSTACEA: BRACHYURA: PORTUNIDAE), WITH THE RECOGNITION OF FOUR SPECIES
Four distinct species of the commercially important swimming crab, Portunus pelagicus, are recognised based on morphological and DNA characters as well as biogeographical considerations and a key to the species is provided. Expand