Comparative phylogeography and the history of endemic vertebrates in the Wet Tropics rainforests of Australia

@article{Schneider1998ComparativePA,
  title={Comparative phylogeography and the history of endemic vertebrates in the Wet Tropics rainforests of Australia},
  author={C. Schneider and M. Cunningham and C. Moritz},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={7}
}
We examine the effects of historical climate change on vertebrate differentiation in tropical rainforest by comparing phylogeographic patterns in six species of widespread rainforest‐restricted herpetofauna from throughout the Wet Tropics of Australia. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons of phylogeographic structure reveal strikingly similar patterns of pre‐Pleistocene vicariant population differentiation on either side of a previously identified biogeographic break (variously referred to… Expand
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