Chameleon radiation by oceanic dispersal

  title={Chameleon radiation by oceanic dispersal},
  author={C. Raxworthy and M. R. Forstner and R. Nussbaum},
  • C. Raxworthy, M. R. Forstner, R. Nussbaum
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Historical biogeography is dominated by vicariance methods that search for a congruent pattern of fragmentation of ancestral distributions produced by shared Earth history. A focus of vicariant studies has been austral area relationships and the break-up of the supercontinent Gondwana. Chameleons are one of the few extant terrestrial vertebrates thought to have biogeographic patterns that are congruent with the Gondwanan break-up of Madagascar and Africa. Here we show, using molecular and… CONTINUE READING

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