Cyclamen: time, sea and speciation biogeography using a temporally calibrated phylogeny

  title={Cyclamen: time, sea and speciation biogeography using a temporally calibrated phylogeny},
  author={Chris Yesson and Nicola H. Toomey and Alastair Culham},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
Aim  The Mediterranean region is a species‐rich area with a complex geographical history. Geographical barriers have been removed and restored due to sea level changes and local climatic change. Such barriers have been proposed as a plausible mechanism driving the high levels of speciation and endemism in the Mediterranean basin. This raises the fundamental question: is allopatric isolation the mechanism by which speciation occurs? This study explores the potential driving influence of palaeo… 

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