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The Waipounamu Erosion Surface: questioning the antiquity of the New Zealand land surface and terrestrial fauna and flora
Abstract The Waipounamu Erosion Surface is a time-transgressive, nearly planar, wave-cut surface. It is not a peneplain. Formation of the Waipounamu Erosion Surface began in Late Cretaceous timeExpand
New Zealand phylogeography: evolution on a small continent
New Zealand has long been a conundrum to biogeographers, possessing as it does geophysical and biotic features characteristic of both an island and a continent. This schism is reflected inExpand
Hypothesis testing in biogeography.
Some problems with narrative biogeography are explained, how the use of explicit hypotheses is changing understanding of how organisms came to be distributed as they are is shown and developing synergies betweenBiogeography, ecology, molecular dating and palaeontology are providing novel data and hypothesis-testing opportunities. Expand
Evolution of New Zealand's terrestrial fauna: a review of molecular evidence
Molecular studies of terrestrial animals and plants in New Zealand indicate that many taxa arrived since isolation of the land, and that diversification in most groups is relatively recent. Expand
Molecular evidence for dispersal rather than vicariance as the origin of flightless insect species on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand
Even allowing for variation in molecular evolutionary rates, these genetic distances indicate phylogenetic separation of New Zealand and Chatham insect lineages in the Pliocene, which is more than one order of magnitude too recent to be explained by vicariant processes. Expand
The age and origin of the Pacific islands: a geological overview
  • V. Neall, S. Trewick
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 27 October 2008
The geology of 10 exemplar archipelagos (Japan, Izu-Bonin, Palau, Solomons, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Society, Galápagos and Hawaii) is discussed in detail and the 11 linear volcanic chains identified are briefly described and its history summarized. Expand
Polyploidy, phylogeography and Pleistocene refugia of the rockfern Asplenium ceterach: evidence from chloroplast DNA
The authors' cpDNA and ploidy data indicate at least six independent origins of polyploids, which suggests long‐term persistence of populations in the southern Mediterranean. Expand
Phylogeographical pattern correlates with Pliocene mountain building in the alpine scree weta (Orthoptera, Anostostomatidae)
A model is proposed to explain this phylogeographical structure, which links the radiation of D. connectens to Pliocene mountain building, and maintenance through the combined effects of mountain‐top isolation during Pleistocene interglacials and ice barriers to dispersal during glacials. Expand
  • S. Trewick, G. Wallis
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 November 2001
Phylogeographic structure and genetic distance data are not consistent with ancient vicariant processes as a source of observed pattern, and phylogeographical patterns are not entirely congruent and appear to reflect disparate responses to fragmentation. Expand
Deep global evolutionary radiation in birds: diversification and trait evolution in the cosmopolitan bird family Rallidae.
This work examines the mechanisms driving diversity in one of the major avian clades with an exceptional large-scale radiation, the family Rallidae, using the most complete species-level (∼70%) time calibrated hypothesis of evolutionary relationships produced to date. Expand