Ancient forest fragmentation or recent radiation? Testing refugial speciation models in chameleons within an African biodiversity hotspot

@inproceedings{Tolley2011AncientFF,
  title={Ancient forest fragmentation or recent radiation? Testing refugial speciation models in chameleons within an African biodiversity hotspot},
  author={Krystal A. Tolley and Colin R. Tilbury and G John Measey and Michele Menegon and William R. Branch and Conrad A Matthee},
  year={2011}
}
Aim  East Africa is one of the most biologically diverse regions, especially in terms of endemism and species richness. Hypotheses put forward to explain this high diversity invoke a role for forest refugia through: (1) accumulation of new species due to radiation within refugial habitats, or (2) retention of older palaeoendemic species in stable refugia. We tested these alternative hypotheses using data for a diverse genus of East African forest chameleons, Kinyongia. Location  East… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 30 CITATIONS

Historical mitochondrial diversity in African leopards (Panthera pardus) revealed by archival museum specimens.

  • Mitochondrial DNA. Part A, DNA mapping, sequencing, and analysis
  • 2018
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES BACKGROUND

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 88 REFERENCES

The geological evolution of East Africa. Biogeography and ecology of the rain forests of eastern Africa (ed

C. J. Griffiths
  • 1993
VIEW 12 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Mechanisms and tempo of evolution in the African Guineo-Congolian rainforest.

  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
  • 2004
VIEW 8 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Compounded effects of climate change and habitat alteration shift patterns of butterfly diversity.

  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2010
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL