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THE AMPHIBIAN TREE OF LIFE
Abstract The evidentiary basis of the currently accepted classification of living amphibians is discussed and shown not to warrant the degree of authority conferred on it by use and tradition. A newExpand
Birth of a biome: insights into the assembly and maintenance of the Australian arid zone biota
The integration of phylogenetics, phylogeography and palaeoenvironmental studies is providing major insights into the historical forces that have shaped the Earth's biomes. Yet our present view isExpand
Analysis and visualization of complex macroevolutionary dynamics: an example from Australian scincid lizards.
The correlation between species diversification and morphological evolution has long been of interest in evolutionary biology. We investigated the relationship between these processes during theExpand
Multiple Geographic Origins of Commensalism and Complex Dispersal History of Black Rats
The Black Rat (Rattus rattus) spread out of Asia to become one of the world's worst agricultural and urban pests, and a reservoir or vector of numerous zoonotic diseases, including the devastatingExpand
Phylogenetic endemism: a new approach for identifying geographical concentrations of evolutionary history
We present a new, broadly applicable measure of the spatial restriction of phylogenetic diversity, termed phylogenetic endemism (PE). PE combines the widely used phylogenetic diversity and weightedExpand
Exceptional among-lineage variation in diversification rates during the radiation of Australia's most diverse vertebrate clade
The disparity in species richness among groups of organisms is one of the most pervasive features of life on earth. A number of studies have addressed this pattern across higher taxa (e.g.Expand
Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and habitat preference evolution of marsupials.
Marsupials exhibit great diversity in ecology and morphology. However, compared with their sister group, the placental mammals, our understanding of many aspects of marsupial evolution remainsExpand
A phylogeny for side-necked turtles (Chelonia: Pleurodira) based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequence variation
Aspects of the phylogeny of pleurodiran turtles are contentious, particularly within the Chelidae. Morphological analyses group the long-necked Australasian Chelodina and the long-necked SouthExpand
C-mos, a nuclear marker useful for squamate phylogenetic analysis.
Phylogenetic reconstruction in molecular systematics has largely been achieved using mitochondrial gene sequences and less frequently sequences of nuclear ribosomal RNA genes. At present few otherExpand
DIVERSIFICATION AND PERSISTENCE AT THE ARID–MONSOONAL INTERFACE: AUSTRALIA‐WIDE BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE BYNOE'S GECKO (HETERONOTIA BINOEI; GEKKONIDAE)
Late Neogene aridification in the Southern Hemisphere caused contractions of mesic biota to refugia, similar to the patterns established by glaciation in the Northern Hemisphere, but these episodesExpand
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