Eurasian origin, boreotropical migration and transoceanic dispersal in the pantropical fern genus Diplazium (Athyriaceae)

  title={Eurasian origin, boreotropical migration and transoceanic dispersal in the pantropical fern genus Diplazium (Athyriaceae)},
  author={Ran Wei and Qiao‐Ping Xiang and Harald Schneider and Michael A. Sundue and Michael Kessler and Peris Kamau and Arief Hidayat and Xianchun Zhang},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
Gondwanan vicariance, boreotropical migration and long‐distance dispersal have been posited as alternative hypotheses explaining the tropical distribution patterns and diversifications in many fern groups. Here, the historical biogeography of Diplazium is reconstructed to evaluate the impact of these biogeographical processes in shaping the modern tropical disjunctions. 
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  • P. Taberlet
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 1999
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