Biogeographic barriers, Pleistocene refugia, and climatic gradients in the southeastern Nearctic drive diversification in cornsnakes (Pantherophis guttatus complex)

@article{Myers2020BiogeographicBP,
  title={Biogeographic barriers, Pleistocene refugia, and climatic gradients in the southeastern Nearctic drive diversification in cornsnakes (Pantherophis guttatus complex)},
  author={E. A. Myers and A. D. McKelvy and F. Burbrink},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2020},
  volume={29},
  pages={797 - 811}
}
  • E. A. Myers, A. D. McKelvy, F. Burbrink
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • The southeastern Nearctic is a biodiversity hotspot that is also rich in cryptic species. Numerous hypotheses (e.g., vicariance, local adaptation, and Pleistocene speciation in glacial refugia) have been tested in an attempt to explain diversification and the observed pattern of extant biodiversity. However, previous phylogeographic studies have both supported and refuted these hypotheses. Therefore, while data support one or more of these diversification hypotheses, it is likely that taxa are… CONTINUE READING
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