Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain

  title={Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain},
  author={Vincent S.F.T. Merckx and Kasper P. Hendriks and Kevin K Beentjes and Constantijn B. Mennes and Leontine E. Becking and Katja T.C.A. Peijnenburg and Aqilah Afendy and Nivaarani Arumugam and Hugo J. Boer and Alim Biun and Matsain M. Buang and Ping-ping Chen and Arthur Y. C. Chung and RORY A. Dow and Frida Feijen and Hans R. Feijen and Cobi Feijen-van Soest and J{\'o}zsef Geml and Ren{\'e} Geurts and Barbara Gravendeel and Peter H. Hovenkamp and Paul Y. Imbun and I. B. Ipor and Steven B. Janssens and Merlijn Jocqu{\'e} and Heike Kappes and Eyen Khoo and Pete Koomen and Frederic Lens and Richard J. Majapun and Luis N. Morgado and Suman Shree Neupane and Nico Nieser and Joan T. Pereira and Homathevi Rahman and Suzana Sabran and Anati Sawang and Rachel Schwallier and Phyau-Soon Shim and Harry Smit and N. I. Sol and Maipul Spait and Michael Stech and Frank Robert Stokvis and John Baptist Sugau and Monica Suleiman and Sukaibin Sumail and Daniel C. Thomas and Johan van Tol and Fred Y. Y. Tuh and Bakhtiar Effendi Yahya and Jamili Nais and Rimi Repin and Maklarin bin Lakim and Menno Schilthuizen},
Tropical mountains are hot spots of biodiversity and endemism, but the evolutionary origins of their unique biotas are poorly understood. In varying degrees, local and regional extinction, long-distance colonization, and local recruitment may all contribute to the exceptional character of these communities. Also, it is debated whether mountain endemics mostly originate from local lowland taxa, or from lineages that reach the mountain by long-range dispersal from cool localities elsewhere. Here… 
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