Asian Primate Species Richness Correlates with Rainfall

  title={Asian Primate Species Richness Correlates with Rainfall},
  author={Yi-Chen Wang and A. Srivathsan and Chen-Chieh Feng and A. Hj. Salim and Myron Shekelle},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Previous studies of meta-analyses found significantly positive correlations between primate species richness and rainfall for Africa, Madagascar and the Neotropics, with the exception of Asia, leaving the open question whether that anomaly is the result of sampling bias, biogeography, or some other factor. This study re-examines the question using modelled data, with primate species richness data from the Southeast Asian Mammals Databank and rainfall data from the Climatic Research Unit. Data… CONTINUE READING

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