Cladistic biogeography of the Neotropical region: identifying the main events in the diversification of the terrestrial biota

@article{Morrone2014CladisticBO,
  title={Cladistic biogeography of the Neotropical region: identifying the main events in the diversification of the terrestrial biota},
  author={Juan J. Morrone},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={2014},
  volume={30}
}
  • J. Morrone
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Cladistics
A cladistic biogeographical analysis was undertaken to identify the main events in the biotic diversification of the terrestrial Neotropical biota. For the 36 animal and plant taxa analysed, a component × area matrix was constructed, associating geographical data only with informative nodes, and it was analysed under implied weights using the software TNT. The general area cladogram obtained shows that the Neotropical region constitutes a monophyletic unit, with a first split separating the… 
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